anyway, i ordered what i was supposed to try in the first place. shabu shabu/hotpot. ordered the hotpot for two (500++). i got the dry scallop and wintermelon soup since i want to try out a different broth other than the usual sate. we were served with two plates, one with veggies and the other one with various meats.
the broth is very flavorful. you don't even have to use the condiments to make the food tasty. first time i saw kangkong on a shabu shabu, but it was still apt, considering this is my favorite local green. i liked the tofu a lot, smooth and soft. the chicken was tender as well, liked the fact it was the thigh part since breast meat is usually dry. i also enjoyed the innards, it was better compared to others.
unfortunately, i didn't enjoy the chicken feet much. this is a chinese food staple for me and i've had better.
overall, it was pleasurable meal. i'd probably get a craving for this particular shabu shabu because of the distinct flavor of the broth. but one thing noticeable was that the waiter cooked it for us. i'm used to cooking my own shabu shabu and he took the fun away from me hehe. i hope they'll just ask their customers first whether they want it done for them or own their own.