Running out of ideas on where to dine last saturday night, I suggested to the noobs that perhaps we go for MOMO at BU for their Japanese buffet. I have been to Momo some half dozen times since about 2-3 years back, it’s no Jogoya in terms of selection and atmosphere, but the food is great and the value is excellent.
note: there are complaints that this place has gone downhill recently, check comments below
sushi, sashimi, oyster.. yumm
We got there half past eight and got ourself busy right away. To start off, I usually head to the raw food area. The sashimi selection wasn’t huge, there’s salmon, tuna, butter fish, and another type of i-don’t-know-the-name fish, but they were all fresh and taste pretty good. Another raw item would be the fresh oyster. Several types of sushi were available, and you can get the chef to make you a california temaki (handroll) too. Kerol had two of that.
sukiyaki, teppanyaki, miso soup.. drools..
There were actually 4 buffet areas. The main line serves sushi, sashimi, a host of other popular Japanese food such as miso soup, chawanmushi (steamed egg), soba, grilled eel, grilled fish, etc. On the opposite, you have another line where you can find oyster, shrimps, baby octopus, sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, dessert, and fruits. On the outdoor area, you can find tepanyaki, teriyaki, and the excellent tempura selection, all freshly prepared. Last but not least, you can find ice cream, DIY chendol, and green tea on the refreshment line.
cold soba, green tea ice cream, chawanmushi, grilled prawn & tempura
The tempura were pretty good, crispy and fresh. There’s your usual lady’s finger, yam, pumpkin, fish, and prawn. Teriyaki is served on a stick ala satey style. Do remember to try their beef teppanyaki, they are excellent, I almost died from stomach explosion trying to down the last few of those beef cubes, but it was all worth it.
we were definately satisfied with bloated stomach
For dessert, there are fruits, ice cream, DIY chendol, and several types of Japanese “kuih”, Kenneth had a whole big plate of those. The green tea ice cream was very good and tasted very strong, highly recommended and especially fun if you hide some wasabi in it, as tested by one unfortunate noob.
For 10 sen less than RM 45.00 Nett (RM39.90 for Sunday lunch I think), Momo definately offers value for money and pretty darn good food. My housemate horny recommends this place over Shogun anytime.
what’s a food review without a map?
Lot F9 Centre Point Bandar Utama
Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya
47800 Selangor, Malaysia
GPS: 3.137988, 101.610124