Last Saturday, just had a nice gathering with the 女子会 at On-Yasai Shabu Shabu, which was located at Chjimes.
Initially 8 of us were supposed to go, but ended up, we have 5 ladies going.
The staff there were very nice, coz 3 of us (Me, Hui Shan and Apple) reached there prior to their opening hours as we went for Dolly Wink Guiness event (will update this abit later), they allowed us to enter the place and rest first, and they even offered us drinks before they started their opening hours.
After much discussion with Hui Shan and Apple, we decided to get the ala-carte instead as the buffet was pretty expensive (@ $54++ for weekend dinner), and we ladies don’t eat much. Plus, the buffet was mainly on vegetables, and if it was meat, I think we would have gone for buffet.
Anyway, for the soup base, there were 5 soup bases mainly: Konbu (Seaweed), Tomato, Spicy, Soyamilk and Special Sukiyaki. We chose the Soyamilk and Special Sukiyaki as the rest were pretty common, and Soyamilk was really interesting!!
We ordered quite alot of food. Tried all of their pork (only 3 varieties), their Tsukune (mince chicken meat), a few vegetables such as Golden Mushroom, Brown Shimeji, Leek, Radish (abit disappointing, as it was sliced thinly instead of those big chunks), White Cabbage and etc. We also had this ‘Cheese Shabu Shabu’, which piqued our interest, and we started to ask one of the waiter there. Apparently, this Cheese Shabu Shabu, you can put it inside your pot and then just ‘wish-wash’ inside the pot and eat it. But, we didn’t do it, and just drop pieces of cheese into the Soyamilk and Sukiyaki soup. It does goes well with the Soyamilk soup, making it very creamy, but the Sukiyaki soup………it just disappeared, and I can’t even taste the cheese in it.
Here’s my stash of photos before we started digging into the food!
Our ‘black and white’ soup for the day~~
Actually, it is Soyamilk and Sukiyaki soup base~
Dishes that we ordered for that night!
Overall, I find it pretty okay. But if you’re a meat lover, I won’t really recommend this place, as it focus more on vegetables. Plus, it would be much cheaper taking the ala-carte if you’re in a big group. But, their soup is their winning factor as it defintely beats the rest.
Our bill came up to about $32 per pax, which is pretty affordable, and we were super full from it!!
On-Yasai Shabu Shabu is located at
Chjimes, 30 Victoria Street