Momo Sukiyaki & Shabu Shabu located in Melbourne CBD China Town, Little Bourke between Russel Street and Exhibition Street.
This street spreads many restaurants but you hardly miss this Shabu Shabu restaurant as it’s the only Japanese Shabu Shabu along this street.
We’re glad to be invited by Momo Sukiyaki team to have the food experience.
The restaurant was quite spacious, decorated in a typical Japanese style.
They have two sections for Ala Carte and Shabu Shabu/Hotpot, this time we went for the Shabu Shabu to get a complete course.
Customer staffs were attentive and they were fast.
The vibe and atmosphere were nice.
It’s the place where you can hang out and spend good time with your family and friends.
We went for the Wagyu Beef Shabu Shabu Set which is perfect sharing for two people for $119.90/set.
The set consists of three different entrees, 2 Soup base (Soy Milk & Konbu) and 3 different type of meats.
For the first entree you can choose either Edamame (lightly boiled soybeans with sea salt) or Kimchi (Spicy pickled cabbage). We opted for the Edamame and the portion served was generous and seasoned well.
The second entree, you can choose either Tori No Karaage (deep fried bite size chicken pieces with salt & pepper) or Gomaae Chicken Salad (poached shredded chicken, cucumber & sesame sauce).
We opted for the Gomaae Chicken Salad and we didn’t get disappointed with our choice.
Chicken was nicely cooked and the taste was balance.
Salad served was fresh and the dressing was just right, not overloaded.
The third entree was the Salmon Sashimi.
The set originally comes with 2 soup base:
– Soy Milk (Kyoto)
It’s a nutrious, healthy option, and made with soy milk and miso.
It’s a light, vegetarian broth which is made with Konbu (kelp) & water.
You have the option to upgrade using the Black Truffle soup base for $15.00.
We opted for Soy Milk (Kyoto) and upgraded with Truffle soup base instead of Konbu.
The Truffle aroma gives a more intense and characteristically different from mushrooms, composed
of initial sweet notes that are variously fruity, malty, nutty and musky.
The soup base had a light taste which is derived from the concept of the original Japanese Shabu Shabu.
The rich taste of the soup base comes from the component/ingredients put inside the hotpot.
For the meats:
1. Premium M10 Kobe Wagyu Beef Scotch **included in the set
2. Thinly Sliced Sukiyaki style Wagyu Beef (Lean cut) **included in the set
3. choose one of the following options:
– Wagyu Beef Oyster Blade **Opted on this one
– Kurobuta Pork Belly
– Organic Chicken Thigh with Shoyu
– Tiger Prawns
– Japanese Scallop
The meats served were fresh and great quality by looking at the fresh color.
You only need to dip the meat in the shabu shabu hotpot about 10 seconds to get a perfect cook meat.
They’re juicy and tender! It came into perfection when you dip with the mix dipping sauce from your own combination
from spicy sauce, spring onion, ponzu sauce, soy sauce and sesame peanut sauce.
You also get the Pork & Cabbage Stream Gyoza, Assorted vegetables plate of the day, 2 bowl of rice and dessert.
The dessert was Petite Soy Milk Soft Serve. On that day it was half matcha (Japanese green tea) and genmaicha (Japanese brown rice green tea
consisting of green tea mixed with roasted popped brown rice).
The ice cream was creamy and it was homemade. It wasn’t too sweet either which was great and we didn’t struggle to finish it up.
Overall, good value spent to have Shabu Shabu set for $119.50 cause you’ll get the full set course menu entree, main and desserts.
Note: We’d like to say thank you to Momo Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu’s team for having us.
Disclaimer: Honest opinions expressed here are purely on our own and are based on our experience at that time.
Yay: Wagyu Beef Shabu Shabu Set
Nay: Hidden cost of the dipping sauce set $5.00 without prior notice.
Location: 117 Little Bourke Street, CBD, Melbourne, VIC
Phone: 03 9663 0801