Food trend comes and goes in our lovely Big Durian. We got everything Taiwanese from XXL Chicken to Bubble Teas for a long while, then comes Japanese Dessert where basically they paint the town in the color of Matcha, then comes Korean dessert not so long after. If you’re adventurous and always on the lookout of something new, I bet you’re already feeling it. Yes, Jakarta is being hit by Shabu storm.
We got Shabuya Central Park who was one of the earliest, then Shaburi that went gung-ho and opens five branches in a year. Don’t forget Tajima Yakiniku in PIK and there’s also the quite recent one, Shabu Hachi. However, among all I must say Shabu Ghin is a powerful force in the storm, if not the most influential. This is my two cent on why you should give Shabu Ghin Jakarta a visit.
Despite of being new, their location is very strategic in the culinary street of Wolter Monginsidi. It’s huge, comfortable and the personal soup warmer is a feature you gotta like, as compared to the communal soup warmer that we usually have at the center of the table. It is practical as you can try a few different soup among friends and if you’re hygiene freak or simply just don’t share food, having your own bowl of hot pot is a dream come true.
On my visit, I tried all the beef options that they have: Special Beef, US Premium Beef, and Wagyu Beef. Of course Wagyu (and price) cannot lie, it is definitely the cream of the crop among the three. Dip it in for 20-25 seconds on the hot boiling soup and voila, you got yourself smooth, juicy and almost melt in your mouth kind of beef. However, to my surprise, even their entry level Special Beef are already enjoyable enough when paired with the soup.
Among the five soups that Shabu Ghin Jakarta has, I personally liked their original Spicy Tonyu and Original Konbu the most. These two is a must have if you’re coming down here. The earlier is creamy sweet (because of the soy milk) with strong spicy kick (just like we Asians love it). The latter is more towards Japanese shio flavor, but basically it is dashi made from kelp.
Now, another interesting thing is, on top of the soup, Shabu Ghin Jakarta also has a few sauces to choose from. I would recommend Genghis Khan for its sweet soyu & beautiful sesame flavor. It just blends very well with the meat. A little dip is more than enough as you don’t want to ruin the underlying Wagyu goodness.
If I could summarise my lunch in two words it would be : FRIGGIN’ AWESOME. So good, that after the fifth portion, I wanted to stop but simply couldn’t and somehow my hands kept putting more slices of meat into the boiling soup and there goes another portion and another. For an all you can eat lunch, IDR 188K (Special Beef) is definitely well worth it. If you’re on for the real treat though, there’s the IDR 238K (US Premium Beef) and IDR 388 (Wagyu Beef) option. I suggest you head on to Shabu Ghin Wolter Monginsidi ASAP as they are having a grand opening promo of 50% discount. That’s a steal!
So much words, I guess it shows. Out of all the trends we’ve been getting, I really hope this one stays for a long while, if not forever.
Much Wagyu Love,
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Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 53
(After Helen’s & Before Bubur Kwang Tung)
Senopati, Kebayoran Baru
Phone: 021-720 2336/1827
Everyday 11 AM – 10 PM
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