To many Penangnites, I am sure with the restaurant name like Tao Authentic Asian Cuisine that offer buffet range, that have 3 outlets spread accross 2 in Penang and 1 in Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara KL (click here) and now this restaurant chain have opened up another new concept which is rather interesting that located in Penang Times Square called Yea Japanese BBQ & Shabu Shabu Buffet.
One of the reason that visited this buffet was my dad saw some blogger post that circulate in email and he had been asking us to come for the past 2 months since it had open till now we decided to come along.
It is very interesting to see how the whole new concept that they have build to another brand with very Japanese exterior and interior. ..
You can be seated in a few sections, this is a private room that can host up to 10 pax and you have to remove your shoes and put outside.
this section would be their outdoor area. . .
as me and my family was quickly seated, I walk around the whole restaurant to check out what is there to offer.
The range of food that they offer is pretty interesting. One of the best is not to miss on their homemade, fish, sotong and pork ball. . .
Fresh Oyster, Salmon with huge piece, scallop are all in this fridge for you to finish. Another fridge with lots types of seafood, for you to choose from.
This would be the best section to me with variety of meat to offer. I have tried all the meat and those lamb, lean pork, pork bacon, korean style pork are the one you must look out for. . .
Soft drinks counter and you just need to request a glass with ice in it.
Variety of sauces available as one of the reason that, you are going to mix and learn to cook on the on with their grill charcoal stove on your table.
ice cream that alot of kids attack on.
We ask on the waiter what soup is good and he recommend that most customer would opt to try their signature soup which is the clear soup base ‘Shabu Shabu’ (昆布柴魚湯)
In your table you will be provided with this utilities for you to play with . .
My meat plate..wakkaka~ and more that I have had till my parents surrender. 😀
What is so unique about this whole new concept is that they have this charcoal grill stove smack right in the table for you to bbq your dish. Most of the meat or things available are already pre marinated and now you will look like a cool Japanese chef in training.
put all the item that you would want on this grill and just turn around as you want.
You can put your huge chunk of salmon, prawns and other seafood to cook along.
Huge scallop to be stim on ..
and this is what happen to our pot of shabu shabu, as my mom loves it.
Each table will come with all these few basic ingredients, one of the reason if you do dine in Teppanyaki restaurant you see those chef add on those pepper and salt, now you are your own chef to do it and play around with these to make your food tastier.
This are the Opening promotion that they have now, and if you can really eat and do not mind getting fat, join their Supper happy hour which is Buy one Buffet at Regular Price and 2nd person 50% which is really worth it.
Among many buffet out there, certainly I am recommending this to go with its price smack on at RM48++ that comes to about RM55 per head that offer lots of seafood and meat for you to eat on. Having great sessions with friends I am looking forward to come back for another round.
Food taste is pretty good and did not disappoint us.
Best advice to call in for reservation that will convenient you.
***Remark you need to spend at least 2 hours to eat cuz of the grill time it takes to cook. Me and my family find that 2 hours is not enough cuz we went for late lunch as they were to close for that hour.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 8.5/10 , Pretty value for money~ RECOMMENDED –Stamped-
Ground Floor, Penang Times Square,
Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-229 7826
6.00pm – 1.00am (Monday – Thursday)
12.00pm – 1.00am (Friday – Sunday & Public Holidays)
GPS: 5.411728, 100.324879