Sukiya Review @ Bugis +
SukiYa is a Japanese shabu shabu or hotpot restaurant with quite a number of outlets in Singapore. The hotpot culture seems to be well-received locally with many new brands chipped into this piece of business.
The all-you-can-eat hot pot offers the typical dishes, there are various types of meatballs, choice of veggies, noodles, mushroom, fresh seafood (squid) and rice. Of course, the highlights are the pork, beef and chicken sliced meat that go with different hotpot soup.
At SukiYa, there is up to six types of soup base to choose from. You have Butaniku, Kimchi, Tonyu Miso, Shabu Shabu, Sukiyaki and Black garlic soup.
Different dipping sauces are available, the popular one like Ponzu and spicy peanut sauce or simply mix your own dipping sauce.
You are given two choices of soup to go with the meal, based on recommendation; we went for the Sukiyaki broth and the new flavour – Black Garlic soup. Sukiyaki is a blend of sugar and bonito stock added to a base of brewed soy sauce, the sugar provides the sweetness to the soup from the savoury soy sauce.
Black garlic soup is the latest addition to the range of soup here (NOTE: Only available from 1st to 31st July 2017), made of pork soup base and ground black garlic – a health food by definition. The fragrant of black garlic was distinctive but the base soup was diluted and only a whiff of taste, we feedback to the kitchen and in return we were given addition half a bowl of concentrated pork broth to intensify the overall taste, the bowl of broth was the same concentrated broth to make the base soup, the added broth instantly changed the taste of the soup from a bowl of insipid broth to a full body flavour-rich milky soup.
All the items available for the hotpot was seemingly off the shelf, perhaps Sukiya can have one or two house-specialties to create market differentiation. Trays of meat were thinly sliced and the highlight of the meal here, freshness and quality can be assured here and you can go for All-Day premium meat with free-flow Wagyu beef and Iberico pork for $10.90++ to enjoy the subtle meat.
Limited choice of cakes and ice cream are available for the sweet tooth to end your meal.
Our verdict on SukiYa
Sukiya is largely focused on its choice of quality meat to lure the diners; this is where the attraction all about and everything else was less significant.
NOTE: Black garlic soup is Only available from 1st to 31st July 2017
Lunch $18.90++ Dinner $24.90++ All Day premium meat with free-flow Wagyu beef and Iberico pork for $10.90++
A: Bugis+, 201 Victoria St #04-14/15, Singapore 188067
112 Katong #02-07
Bukit Panjang Plaza #02-16
Heartland Mall Kovan #02-08/09
Kallang Wave Mall #01-35
Plaza Singapura #04-63/67
Marina Square #02-183B/C
Tampines Mall #B1-02
H: 11.30am to 10pm Mon – Thurs, 11.30am to 10.30pm Fri – Sun
T: 6884 5778
Note: Invitation by Suki-Ya