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Momiji Shabu Shabu @ Balestier Shaw Plaza

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Special thanks to Jaslyn, Charmaine and Racheal for the invite!

Momiji Shabu Shabu Presents Singapore’s First and Only Collagen Hotpot Buffet! It recently opened at Balestier Shaw Plaza and promises a gourmet experience with Singapore's first ever collagen hotpot buffet at affordable prices.

Enjoy an array of over 100 items such as various shabu shabu meat, seafood, sushi, fish balls, bamboo meat paste, vegetables, pastries, desserts and more!


The combinations are endless, at the meat paste section there were at least 4 different types to try.


DIY Sauce station.


The popular onsen egg that were snapped up the moment they were brought out.


It was like a fisherman's land with all the fresh seafood laid out - the only thing then is they were not wriggling.


Red prawns.

how to eat

Instructions are given on the optimal time for cooking.


Vegetables were also given ample space to be showcased.


I particularly liked their noodle station that comprised of various kinds including ramen.

more noodless


more sushi

The buffet table gets refilled regularly and diners can take as much as they want. Popular items that night included the onsen egg, chawanmushi, red prawns and beef shabu shabu that required some waiting time.

collagen hot pot

The divine soup base is made of collagen pudding, which is the culmination of six hours of simmering kampong chicken. Such long hours of simmering ensures that the chicken bones are fully dissolved — every bit of goodness goes into the broth. Fresh vegetables are also added to lend even more nutrition and flavours. The broth is then cooled, solidifying into a pudding that brims with collagen.


The idea is wait for the collagen pudding to boil and start dunking the ingredients in. The depth of the pot is not high so flooding it with ingredients is not the best way to start dinner - which is exactly what we did.

Well, the truth about the collagen broth is it is sweet tasting and has to be seasoned on your own. I suggest taking in bowls of it only at the end to enjoy the robustness of it with all the ingredients soaking.


My trio of signature sauces - sesame.

pork belly

Wagyu beef shabu shabu, this was one of the two items up for selection that night!


Beef shabu shabu, the server behind this counter was kept perpetually busy with the plates always immediately snapped up too when they were placed.


Red prawns, supposedly also a star of the buffet.


I had my fill of shelled fish that day, if only the base were miso! It would have been a hearty soup.


Fish paste that requires some skill to cook, note that they are not to be dunked into the boiling soup.


I had refills of these springy noodles.


Creative sushi with crab meat.


Mango with ebi anyone?

onsen egg

The popular onsen egg which was really just half boiled egg.


Our hearty hotpot after dumping all our favourite ingredients in.

yam cone

Desserts are limited in range and I still had some space for a yam cone!

For weekdays, every 2 diners gets you a choice of "premium" ingredients which features either a portion of wagyu beef or snow crab. On weekends, there are different dishes to redeem against.

Being the first of its kind, the novelty is there. Together with a wide spread of items, a rather affordable buffet to consider!

Lunch: $19.90++ (Mon-Thurs), $22.90++ (Fri-Sun)
Brunch (1130am-4pm): $24.90++ (Sundays and Public Holidays)
Dinner: $24.90++ (Mon-Thurs), $28.90++ (Fri-Sun, Eve of Public Holidays, Public Holidays) 

 Momiji Shabu Shabu
Balestier Shaw Plaza

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