Shabu Sai (Suntec City) Again – Affordable Japanese Hotpot Buffet

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7 months ago
Shabu Sai (Suntec City)
I had such a good time at Shabu Sai (Suntec City) 2 years ago, I have been wanting to go there again. My colleagues wanted to celebrate my birthday with me and I recommended Shabu Sai, so here we are again.
Shabu Sai offers 2 types of buffet for weekday dinner – Regular Buffet [$22.99++] and Wagyu Beef Buffet [$36.99++]. 
There are 6 soup bases to choose from: Seaweed, Sukiyaki, Spicy, Tonkotsu, Tom Yam Miso and Yuzu Collagen. 
You can choose 2 soup bases and we chose Tonkotsu and Sukiyaki. The Tonkotsu soup base is a rich and flavourful broth made from pork bones, ingredients cooked in it turn out really delicious. Sukiyaki is made form premium-grade Japanese soya sauce, but I personally find the broth too sweet.
Shabu Sai (Suntec City) - Sauces
There are 16 condiments to choose from. My combination of  Dashi Soy Sauce + Seasame Paste + Garlic is simple yet delicious, those who want something spicy can add in Chilli Oil or Chilli Padi. 
The buffet table contains mainly vegetables, noodles and udon and other steamboat ingredients.
Chicken with Gristle is one of Shabu Sai’s signature steamboat ingredient. It comes in bamboo-shaped containers and the chicken is soft and tender when cooked. 
You can find the usual steamboat ingredients such as tofu, fishballs and tomato here. 
There is a good variety of vegetables available. Cabbage, mushrooms, baby corn, bitter gourd and seaweed just to name a few. 
There is Ramen Noodle and Udon Noodle to satisfy all your carbohydrate needs. 
The meats (Beef, Pork, Chicken) must be ordered separately with the staff and they are served in black trays. The meats are thinly-sliced by machine, don’t cook the meats for too long.
There are both iced drinks as well as hot drinks. The iced drinks are green tea, peach tea and lemonade. The coffee machine dispensed black coffee, cappuccino, latte, mocha and white coffee. 
Top-up $1.99 for free-flow drinks and ice-cream. This is supposed to be soft-serve ice-cream but I do wish it were creamier. 
Shabu Sai does not have a large variety of hotpot ingredients, but they make up for it with the freshness of the ingredients and the efficient service of the staff. Hotpot buffets are getting more and more expensive, but Shabu Sai’s prices has remained pretty affordable.
Prices: 
Lunch Buffet (Daily 11.30am – 5pm): Monday to Friday $14.99++, Saturday – Sunday, Public Holiday Eve, Public Holiday $19.99++; Child (4-9 years old) $9.99++ 
Dinner Buffet (Daily 5pm – 10pm): Monday to Friday $22.99++, Saturday – Sunday, Public Holiday Eve, Public Holiday $24.99++; Child (4-9 years old) $9.99++ 
Shabu Sai (Suntec City)
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #B1-133
Telephone: 63366129
Shabu Sai (Orchard Central)
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #08/09/10/11
Telephone: 68846760 / 68846884 (Reservation)
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm; 6pm – 10pm; Saturday – Sunday 11.30am – 10.30pm
Shabu Sai (The Central)
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central #02-17 
Telephone: 62213177 / 68846884 (Reservation)
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 10pm
Shabu Sai (Changi City Point) 
Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Changi City Point #B1-28/29
Telephone: 64449569
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm; 6pm – 10pm; Saturday – Sunday 11.30am – 10.30pm
Shabu Sai (Causeway Point) 
Address: 1 Woodlands Square, Causeway Point #05-14/15
Telephone: 64621557
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am – 10pm
Shabu Sai (Eastpoint)
Address: 3 Simei Street 6, Eastpoint #03-06
Telephone: 66363121
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
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