Wednesday, May 01, 2019

MORE SHABU-SHABU SATISFACTION AT WAGYU MORE



How would you like to load up on unlimited servings of Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef, Spanish lberico Pork and Australian Wagyu Beef at a shabu-shabu restaurant? Such food dreams do come true at Wagyu More, a Japanese Shabu-Shabu Restaurant at The Gardens Mall.
 
Established by Global Food Culture Group Limited in 2014, the first Wagyu More restaurant opened in ShaTin, Hong Kong’s most crowded hub. Wagyu More’s All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Shabu-Shabu concept soon had Hong Kongers buzzing as diners find themselves spoiled for choice thanks to Wagyu More’s unlimited supply of beef, pork and chicken for an unforgettable hot pot meal. In addition, generous offerings of vegetables, hot food, sushi, meatballs, drinks and dessert are included.

According to Wagyu More’s Senior Marketing Executive, Irene Loh, the cute mascots featured in the resto’s decor and marketing collaterals stemmed from the founders’ seed of a dream where two good friends - Red More and Blue More – from the Japanese village of Beppu aspire to globetrot their way to sample the world’s finest delicacies.
After five years of traversing the world, Red More and Blue More decided to compile all the delicacies they had tried under one roof, resulting in the debut of the first Wagyu More in Hong Kong. The resto’s Japanese Shabu-shabu concept stands out for its airflown premium Saga Wagyu beef, tender Australian Wagyu beef and succulent Spanish Iberico Pork as well as a vast array of delicacies and dessert, making it a big hit among Hong Kongers. Todate, Wagyu More has six restaurants in HK, making it the island city’s hottest shabu-shabu restaurant chain.

Opened in August 2018, Malaysia is Wagyu More’s first overseas flagship resto. As expected, scores of food lovers were soon raving about its much touted All-You-Can-Eat Buffet starting from RM36.80++ per person.
Step into Wagyu More and your attention will be instantly drawn to the colourful wall murals depicting Red More and Blue More with their whimsical friends: the learned Professor Dr Pig, the petite Wakadori chicken Hiyoko, and the spotted, stocky Cow Cow.
A central, orderly buffet set-up dominates the premises; streamlined and pragmatic, the counter presents a hygenic and visually pleasing selection of fungi, greens, pasta and noodles, beancurd, root vegetables, etc that makes self-service a breeze.

 
A multi-shelved chiller allow diners to help themselves to assorted fish balls and fish paste products. The expansive line-up also proffers ready-mixed salads and dessert, hot and cold drinks, condiments for mixing your own sauces, hot appetisers and simple dishes such as fried rice, spring rolls and stir-fried mixed vegetables.

 
Available in single and communal pots, customers can choose up to two soup base from the eight types on offer: Kombu, Sukiyaki, Miso, Tomato, Pork Bone, Spicy Pork Bone, Kimchi and Japanese Curry. Our dining party opted for Tomato, Pork Bone and Spicy Pork Bone. We also chose the monthly special (add RM4.80++) which was Tamarind Pineapple Soup in April.
Personally, I’m partial to the sweet, rich Pork Bone soup with the appetite-whetting Tamarind Pineapple coming in a close second. Honestly, each soup base has its own appeal, depending on taste preference.

 
 
The secret to Wagyu More’s success is the great value prices: the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet during lunch is RM36.80++ per person (11am to 5pm) and RM44.80++ during dinner (5pm to 10pm). An additional surcharge of RM3.00++ per person is applicable for weekends and public holidays.
Discerning meat lovers may prefer to elevate their dining experience with Wagyu More’s All Day Premium Buffet (above) featuring: 
             Spanish Iberico Pork Buffet at RM98.80++ per person
             Australian Wagyu Buffet at RM148.80++ per person
 
             Japanese A5 Wagyu Buffet at RM388.80++ per person
To ensure best eating quality, the meat served at Wagyu More is only sliced upon receipt of customer’s order. “Although it’s more time-consuming especially at peak hours, the brief waiting time is worthwhile as the texture and taste of freshly sliced meat is far superior to pre-sliced meat that’s kept in the chiller” said Irene.
The proof is always in the eating. We thoroughly enjoyed sampling the different cuts and types of meat dipped in the assortment of soup base. Sweet and tender, the lush richness makes our shabu-shabu dining experience second to none.
IMHO, the US Pork Loin (RM10.80++ per plate), Imported Pork Collar (RM12.80++ per plate), Imported Pork Belly (RM12.80++ per plate) and Spanish Iberico Pork (RM22.80++ per plate) go well with any soup base since the meaty sweetness remains discernible once cooked.
It’s advisable not to overcook servings of Australian Beef Chuck Roll (RM13.80++ per plate), Australian Beef Brisket (RM14.80++ per plate), Australian Wagyu (RM32.80++ per plate) and Japanese A5 Wagyu (RM88.80++ per plate). The delicate beef flavour goes best with Kombu, Sukiyaki, Miso, Spicy Pork Bone and Japanese Curry soup.
 


If you decide to order the a la carte Seafood Platter (4 prawns, 4 scallops & 4 mussels RM28.80++), we recommend sampling it with Tomato, Pork Bone, Spicy Pork Bone or Kimchi soup. The fun lies in cooking the various ingredients in different soups. Even the Sea Urchin Flavoured Balls, Fish Chilli Paste Balls and Cheese Fish Tofu are delicious when eaten piping hot, dipped in whatever saucy concoctions you have rustled up.

Children below the age of 12 and within the height of 90cm – 120cm will be charged at 50 percent off adult price while senior citizens aged 60 years old and above will enjoy 20 percent off for all packages.


Weekday Set Lunch for single plate meat with choices of chicken, pork and beef, and free-flow of meatballs, vegetables, drinks, ice-cream and desserts, with the price of RM28.80++, from 11am to 5pm. The time limit of dining is 60 minutes for Weekday Set Lunch.


For reservations, call Wagyu More, tel : 03 – 2202 1811. Address : T-216-B, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, KL. Website: www.wagyumore.com.my/


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