Japanese Steamboat Buffet – Sukishi @ IOI Mall Puchong

I LOVE meat.

I had to type that in caps to tell you just how much. I like anything grilled, fried, roasted, barbecued… the possibilities are endless. To put it in a nutshell, I was never a ‘save the animals and go vegetarian’ person.  I do like animals in general, but I also think some animals taste yummy as fahk.

Previously when I was in Sg, my friend brought me to a local buffet steamboat restaurant where you could order all the meat you want. And I was like wtf… we have steamboat restaurants in Malaysia, but it’s usually the standard fare of fishballs, squid balls, sausages and processed stuff. So when I came back and I found out there was a newly opened shop called Sukishi in IOI Mall Puchong which adopts a similar concept of free-flow meat, I dropped by for a visit immediately. Man was I satisfied that day.

I brought Carmen along for my second visit.

I don’t even need anything else from their buffet selection.. just fat, juicy clams (the ones here are reasonably sized), beef and pork. Although I have to say I like pork better. There’s an even layer of fat and lean meat so it’s awesome when you dip it in the broth. For those who aren’t meat eaters like I am, there’s a tonne of vegetables, mushrooms, carrot, daikon and corn to make your soup sweeter tasting and more flavourful. And then there’s the standard fishballs, cheese filled tofu, beancurd… etc. They also have a small selection of sushi (hence the name Sukishi: it’s a combination of Sukiyaki = Japanese hotpot, and Sushi).

The inside of the restaurant can be a little smoky what with all the cooking. But it’s neat and clean, with wooden accents to give it an Asian zen kind of feel. One side of the place faces the vast mining lake next to the mall, so it has good sunset views.

Customers get to choose between two types of broth. We went for Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki, which is the soy based broth, for a clearer taste.

There are three kinds of meat available – chicken, beef and pork. Not a fan of chicken that much if its boiled, so pork and beef it is. To enjoy, simply cook the meat for a few seconds in the boiling broth, then dip it in raw beaten egg. it might sound ew but it’s awesome. The smooth egg actually cools down the piping hot meat and gives it a silky texture.

The meat quality here is pretty good. One plate normally comes in thinly sized pieces of eight. (u)

What’s a meal without dessert? Finished our lunch with a generous dose of Matcha Ice-Cream sprinkled over with nata de coco and chocolate sprinkles.

The lunch came up to RM30 per person. If you’re a big meat eater, the trip here is well worth it. Dinner is pricier, but I think there is a wider selection of items available.

Sukishi

IOI Mall, New Wing, 3rd Floor, 47170 Puchong

Mon-Sun (11am – 10pm) Lunch – 11am – 4pm, Dinner – 5pm – 10pm

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Author: Luna

Bibliophile/foodie. Drop me a line at erisgoesto@gmail.com

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