Whenever I am at Marina Square, I will stop by the Emporium Shokuhin and take a walk in their grocer but little do I know that Emporium Shokuhin also offers food services. Shabu Tan Japanese Hotpot is the latest addition F&B tenant taking over an Italian establishment. Hence, the place is filled with high ceilings and Renaissance decorations. The grocers are always filled with the fresh ingredients, walk around and you will see seafood is in their live tanks which got me excited when I was told that most ingredients are from the grocers.
Let me bring you through the highlights of the tasting session on that night.
The Properity Yusheng (S$63.80++ for 6-10 pax) or Fortune Set (S$36.80++ for 2-4 pax) offered by Shabu Tan is made in collaboration with another premium restaurant in the premise. What I loved about the yusheng here was the ingredients used are very fresh, you could taste the freshness of the yellow tail, seabream and salmons. Also, instead of using mandarin oranges, they used Japanese Mikan Orange, which enhanced the overall sweetness. Yuzu sauces are also made in-house which’s sweetness level was just right for me. There is a twist of citrus with sweetness taste in it.
Honey Croquettes are homemade, and filled with crab meats and Hokkaido milk. It is best when it is served hot. The milk will flow out on the first bite and the rest simply melt effortlessly in your mouth. I would buy this on its own if they are selling it as ala carte over the counter.
Hotpot wise, there is an option. Diners can choose 2 out of 3 of their soup base. The soup bases include Seaweed, Xiang La and Tonkatsu. We tried the Xiang La and Tonkatsu bases. Xiang La is an alternative to the Szechuan Mala taste, but slightly thicker and less numbing on your taste buds. I preferred the Tonkotsu base, mainly because it was less thick and the flavours were slightly stronger.
Along with their fresh offerings of beef, pork, oysters, and salmons, the hotpot was brewing with goodness throughout the entire dinner. The meat platter includes a variety of Beef from Japan and Australia, in which my favourite was the Japanese beef. It was tender and juicy!
Shabu Tan has a 1-for-1 A4 Kagoshima Wagyu (S$99.99++) and Australia Wagyu (S$69.99++) Shabu Shabu Buffet ongoing right now and it is offering a DIY Yusheng for every 2 adult diners, so put your creativity to the test and toss to the new year. Come experience a twist to the Chinese hot pot this New Year with Shabu Tan!
Price: S$99.90(Adult)/ S$27.90(Child)
Premium AUS Wagyu/Lunch&Dinner
Price: S$69.90(Adult)/ S$21.90(Child)
Australia Grass-fed Beef/Lunch
Price: S$19.90(Adult)/ S$13.90(Child)
Australia Grass-fed Beef/Dinner
Price: S$25.90(Adult)/ S$13.90(Child)
Note: Promotion ends 4 March 2018.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard
#01-18 New Wing
(Directly opposite The Esplanade/ One Raffles Link)
Opening Hours: 11:30AM – 3:00PM | 6:00PM – 10:00PM