The trend of being overwhelmed by work after returning from holidays continues despite being the year-end where most other folks are also clearing leaves… Took me quite a while to return to my usual schedule of dining out… And that is on top of having to shop for X-mas gifts…Landed in Suntec area and decided to visit Emporium Shokuhin – with 8 concept eateries under the same group.
Choose to eat at Tsukeru Shabu-Shabu as I felt that I missed eating beef after having largely seafood diet in Maldives.
This place offers individual sized hotpots with variety of soup-bases and sauces for us to concoct our own “secret recipe”. I particularly liked their Japanese sauces such as Goma and the Yuzu dipping sauce.
We had a Chinese soup-base of Ginseng Chicken ($6) and a Japanese soup-base of Tonkotsu Miso ($7) along with a Mixed Platter for 2 ($68) comprising of 2 types of Beef – Sirloin and Wagyu, sliced Pork Belly, Prawn and Dumplings. Added on fish paste ($6) and a mushroom platter ($17) as well.
I guessed I’m still more used to the ginseng chicken base than the tonkotsu miso (the soup tasted nice for drinking but I’m not quite used to having my food cooked in the soup thou). The premium meat with most marbling has a melt-in-your-mouth texture which was excellent.
Although they have premium grade beef, we also paid “premium price” for their normal ingredients. Some of the standard ingredients are priced higher than other steamboat places. Hence overall it felt quite expensive for the limited variety of food ordered.