Sukishi Japanese Buffet, IOI Mall Puchong

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It’s rainy season here in Malaysia. What better time than now to tuck into steamy hot and comforting hotpot? 

One of my frequent haunts whenever I crave hotpot is at Sukishi Japanese Buffet, IOI Mall Puchong. Although they don’t have a wide variety of items, the very affordable price tag of less than RM40 per pax is worth it. Especially if you like meat: they have a free flow of chicken, beef, pork and lamb.

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Unlike some places which will try to slice the meat as thinly as possible (probably hoping you won’t notice or you’ll feel embarrassed to call the waiter one too many times for a refill?), Sukishi doesn’t skimp. The meats are nicely cut, just right for cooking. Stuff is fresh too.

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Pork with a nice layer of fat. Look at that marbling. 🙂

If you’ve never tried hotpot, I recommend breaking an egg raw into a bowl, then dipping your piping hot cooked meat into it just before you pop it into your mouth. It gives it an eggy, smooth finish.

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They give you a choice of two soups – C & I went for spicy (left – which was really spicy!) and miso (clear broth, which is tasteless on its own but gets flavour from whatever you boil).

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Feel free to grab stuff like seafood, sausage links, pork balls, mushrooms, cheese-filled seafood tofu (one of my faves!) and the like to be added to your soup.

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They also serve a small selection of sushi, but not much. Still, for Rm40 (dinner), it’s a steal!

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Of course, no meal would be complete without dessert, and Sukishi has chocolate and green tea ice cream which you can top with nata de coco, chocolate sprinkles, nuts and jelly.

I’d say Sukishi will remain one of my favourite hotpot places in the neighbourhood.. until they open a better one. 😛

  • Buffet Lunch (Adult)  RM29.80++
  • Buffet Dinner (Adult)  RM39.80++
  • Kids: Half price

SUKISHI JAPANESE BUFFET 

New Wing, Level 3, IOI Mall Puchong,
Jalan Puchong, Batu 9
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47170 Puchong, Selangor .
Tel: 03-8071 8031
Operation Hours: 11am – 10pm

 

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