Originally served from boats, Thai boat noodles have all been shuffled to land upon reaching Malaysia. Nine Bowls (9 Bowls) boat noodle in Solaris Dutamas (outside publika) is another addition to the list of boat noodles restaurants here in Klang Valley. What used to traverse from boats to boats is now served in clean and neat layout at this bright and welcoming outlet.
Boat noodles are clear cut, with two main poultries to serve; Pork and Beef (RM 1.90 per bowl). And like many other boat noodle restaurants in town, one should not complain about the serving portion. Besides, a mouthful of yours could be two mouthfuls of mine. But that also allows privilege to taste many variations of dishes on the menu.
There are things like pepper pork soup, Kway Chap in Thai, and Grilled Pork Neck (Ko Mu Yong) at RM 6 each, as well as the Grilled Pork Skewer (Moo Ping) at RM 2 per stick. Each was served with a lovely and complex flavoured dipping sauce. All sweet, spicy and mild tangy with slight pungent aroma blended and mixed, to elevate the otherwise ordinary tasting grilled pork. Pork neck was juicier and a lot tenderer so pork lover should not miss this one.
Don’t forget to munch on their Crispy Pork Skin (RM 2) and take note, beer is available on the menu.
Thai Mookata (RM 19 per pax) and the order must be for a minimum of 2 pax serving. Serving the original Thai recipe for this one, it comes with pork, chicken, seafood, and some vegetables.
The serving is decent enough for one unless if anyone plans to binge on main dishes like this. The thing that makes Thai BBQ and Steamboat a whole lot challenging is the tiny rim of space for steamboat. Put away the idea of assorted soup but thankfully, this one serves with a jar of refill so we can add on accordingly as we go.
With the steam and the hot plate sizzling, their thirst quencher is quite lovely. Bottling their own authentic beverages, each bottle remains fresh and convenient to present with a cup of ice filled to the brim of it and if bowls aren’t the only thing stackable here, you’d probably see this one being stacked up as well. The Fresh Thai Lemonade (RM 5) was perfectly refreshing for the BBQ and steamboat. Thai Ice Tea (RM 5) didn’t pair well with the BBQ but those I enjoyed them maybe because I love tea.
Here is quite the place that can be relaxing if you are up for the BBQ Steamboat. Comparing to most of the Thai BBQ Steamboat restaurants, Nine Bowls certainly puts up a lovelier and more relaxing ambiance. And if the “stacking” trend is your thing, here is bonus.
Nine Bowls Thai Boat Noodle is located at:
D4-G3-2, Solaris Dutamas (Outside Publika),
No.1 Jalan Dutamas 1,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-6211 3634
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