Shogun has never been on my wish list buffet because a friend once describe it as 'plain and boring'. so how did we ended up in Shogun? It was a spur of moment that we decided to have buffet for Saturday dinner and called up Tao - the latest Japanese buffet fad in town but it was fully booked. Umaiya does not serve buffet dinner and Sango seemed to get the worst comments while the rest of the better known buffets are based in KL. Consequently, Shogun was the only feasible choice with its first-come-first-served basis.
The selection in Shogun were much bigger than I anticipated with dim sum, steamboat, Thais, Chinese and mainly - Japanese. I think they have more than 5 types of soup for us to choose from the must have miso soup, siong tong lala till the duck herb soup.
The butter scallops that CS overly excited about and scooped the whole lot of them. Luckily, they turned out nice or he would have to be the DBKL (people who basically picked up trash that people don't want to eat).
Sharkfin soup but as I had guessed, there's only eggs, tong fun and starch in it.
Every table were given this hot pot upon arrival consisting of tong fun, prawns, fish. Squids, mushrooms, vegetables and all these can be replenished at the steamboat counters. It was kind of them to prepare that but in comparison to the buffet lines, it didn’t get the attention that it deserve.
All sorts of sushi. Taste was acceptable but the problem arise as diners lack of patience and skills when picking them up, eventually mutilated the sushi.
Oysters were pretty standard although some exhibit some signs of deterioration of freshness. The staffs tend to replenish them really slow.
Baby Octopus. Can’t say that I like the way they were served. The little babies were cut into small pieces and served in tiny bowls. They were snapped up very quickly and I didn’t get enough of them to judge whether I like them or not.
Some other unnamed but beautiful sushi.
Sashimi. It’s a shame that they do not have a pro sushi chef who’ll cut the sashimi and serve them fresh. Instead they were cut, wrapped and stored in chilled earlier before serving, not to mention that the thickness were uneven.
Roast duck. I took 3 pieces, one for each of us but CS and Pekanmin complained it’s too hard to chew. I got lucky, mine was tender and aromatic.
Sweet and sour crab with the perfect sauce. Too bad we can't say the same for the meat texture.
Fried mini pomfret. Instead of Shishamo (deep fried pregnant fish) we usually have in Japanese restaurants, we got these crunchy fried mini pomfrets.
Grilled Cod Fish.
Prawn in Thai tamarind sauce.
The teriyaki chicken was so hard to chew.
Sweet and sour fish fillet.
Another type of prawn dish.
Second helping of sashimi.
Desserts time! Darn! We were too late and most of the desserts were either out of stock or the staffs had decided not to replenish them. I didn't get the chance to try out Thai desserts and shave ice.
The desserts were too little to curb our sweet tooth, so we decided to 'massacre' the ice cream section. Although they're just Nestle ice cream, I was glad most of my favourite flavours were available.