bookmark_borderShabu-Shabu At Yuzu, The Gardens Mall


Yuzu, as I always portray it, is a Japanese fine dining restaurant in The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City. From the entrance to the dining area to the counter bar, there’s Japanese essence embedded in the decoration in each and every nook of the restaurant that lightens up the dining mood. It is also a class above the rest when it compares to other Japanese restaurants like Sushi Zanmai and Sushi Tei.


If it weren’t for this post, the chances of me dining in this restaurant are close to zero as the price range does not really go well with my wallet. Besides, it has been awhile since I last had shabu-shabu. Hence, the choice was imminent when I was in The Gardens Mall for dinner on one rainy evening.

Yuzu Promotion Banner

For RM98++, it’s all you can eat affair/promotion for pax of 2. One gets to choose between beef and/or fish (salmon and yellowtail). Apart from those, a plate full of vegetables and a bowl of udon are given. Yes, they are refillable too!

Steamboat Broth / Soup

The broth was light and simple when it came to our table with a portable stove below it. Be warned that there are a couple of sliced lemon peels in it to freshen up the soup. So, if you don’t fancy those (peels), do remove it before you begin your cooking process.



The heaps of vegetables (cabbages, enoki and shitake mushrooms, carrots and spring onions) were fresh while there were a couple of beancurds.

Sliced Beef

The beef was thinly sliced and hence, it required a quick dip to get it cooked nicely without getting too rubbery. Fish meat was not picked during the meal and hence I’m not too sure about the freshness of it. But I guess they are as fresh as the sliced beef.

Dipping Sauce

I like their dipping sauce particularly as it was nutty, salty yet slight bitter aftertaste. It went very well with the cooked meat.

Oyako MakiOyako Maki (RM18)

Apart from that, we ordered Oyako Maki (RM18). It came in three sushi rice wrapped beautifully with sliced fresh salmon and topped with tobiko of different flavours.

Yuzu Shabu Shabu Set

In total, my friend and I consumed 13 plates of sliced beef, 3 plates of vegetables and half bowl of udons… and of course, the Oyako Maki. All of those in less than an hour. I reckon we could do more damage but we were not in optimum condition on that day. But you should look at the waitresses’ facial expression when we were asking for more beef within minutes after the previous plate of beef has arrived. LOL! I’m not sure how long does this promotion last but I guess you should try it while it’s still on.

Address :
T236, 3rd Floor,
The Garden,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone Number : +603 2284 7663 / 2284 7763

bookmark_borderBuffet Dinner At Maya Brasserie, Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur

On one fine day, for some unknown reason, my mother gave me a a-day-before-the-expiry-date buffet voucher for two to dine in Maya Brasserie. Not knowing what to do with it, and since it was a last minute thing, the only person I could call was my mother. Maybe that’s her trick to make me to bring her along for buffet. Hhmm…

Maya Brasserie

Hotel Maya is located right in front of (or opposite of, depends on how you looked at it) Zouk (the club house) in Kuala Lumpur. If you don’t know, it is located along Jalan Ampang and it is on the same row of buildings as Wisma Selangor Dredging. If you still don’t know where it is, go slap yourself in the head and google for it.

Table Arrangements

Maya Brasserie, the restaurant I dined in, located beside the main entrance, exhibits a contemporary modern design. With the tables arranged distance apart, I reckon they could fit quite a number of people per go.

If I could recall correctly, unlike others, they were (or still are) offering buffets with different price range.

  • At price of RM60++, you are limited to the buffet section only
  • At price of RM80++, you can pick one from Main Menu and enjoy the buffet section
  • At price of RM95++, you can pick one from All Day Dining Menu and enjoy the buffet section

I might be wrong though so you might want to call up and enquiry. Our voucher was the second option and so, we ordered 2 main courses.

Kelio Scallops

My mother picked Kelio Scallops with Nasi Briyani as her main dish. I seriously loved the way they cooked the scallops. It wasn’t overcooked till it’s rubbery yet it wasn’t undercooked. The texture was prefect like how a scallop should be cooked.

Nasi Briyani

The sauce that came with the scallop was prefect as well. It went very well with the Nasi Briyani.

Sambal Tiger Prawns

I took the Sambal Tiger Prawn with Nasi Briyani. There were three big pieces of prawn and they were quite fresh. Infused with chili sambal sauce, they cooked it with some petai. Not a fan of petai, thank god they didn’t taste like one.

From the buffet section, they have…

Fresh Seafoods Selection

Salad Counter


I took these…

Buffet Plate


Roast Lamb Leg

The satays (beef, chicken and lamb) were good especially their peanut sauce. The raw salmon was fresh.

Assam Laksa

Their Assam Laksa was okay. The broth wasn’t overly sour yet there were ample amount of fish meat in it, which weren’t fishy at all.


Ice Creams

Ice Cream

There were decent amount of desserts as well. The most notable ones was the Haagen Daz and Potong ice cream. Heh!


Overall, there’s nothing much to complain about. Though there weren’t many selections on buffet section, the food was good so as the environment. Heck, I can’t even complain any since it was a free buffet. Unless you opt for the third buffet option, most of the food in buffet section was Asian cuisine and 50% of them were desserts.

Maya Brasserie,
Level 1, Hotel Maya,
138, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel No. : +603 2711 8866 (extension no. : 258)

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