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HO HO Steamboat, Cheras on a regular weekday.

 

Some of the best time to enjoy the hotpot is when the temperature drops, or whenever it gets chilly after the rain. That happens most of the time but hotpot lovers really don’t regard that as factors for them crave and love for steamboat or hotpots. Malaysians crave steamboat all year round, but I am just surprised to see a few establishments operating side by side within a same row of premises here in Cheras. Settling with the one with the most crowd, we put our bets on HOHO Steamboat. And while they don’t offer a range of innovative soups and flavours, they have fresh crabs and seafood, as well as a wealth of other ingredients to dunk into the pot. We were told by the service crew that he would gladly return our money or exchange a new serving if we are not happy with the quality of their crabs. That is something highly unlikely to be heard from other steamboat restaurants so I really do admire that. In the 2 in 1 pot, we had clear and tomyam soup side by side and take note the later guarantees an intense flavor and mouth numbing sensation.

 

3.HO HO Steamboat Cheras

 

To keep up with the demand and to keep things interesting, many restaurants throw plenty of gimmick and trendy twists to the regular pot of soup. Some offers assorted soup based, while others make sure they are cut above the rest when it comes to choices of ingredients. The standard set here is a bit limited when it comes to premium ingredients, so I’d suggest spending a few more ringgit for some add ons or alacarte selections. Unlike most steamboat restaurants, they have noodle dishes in the menu, as well as things like the barbeque chicken wing. I’ve yet to find out if barbeque chicken wing is a pairing partnership with HOHO Steamboat restaurants, but they seemed to be available at where HOHO steamboat restaurants operates. The one in Bandar Puteri Puchong was very memorable so I went ahead and ordered the barbeque chicken wing here. Turns out, they were delicious as well. Also, on the table for the night was the Lala Meehon which wasn’t anything too fantastic that’s not to be missed, but at the same time not too much to complain.

 

1.HO HO Steamboat Cheras
2.HO HO Steamboat Cheras

 

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Ho Ho Steamboat is located at:
No. B26-G, Jalan C180/1,
Dataran C180,
43200 Batu 9 Cheras, Selangor
Business Hour: 3:30pm- 12 am daily
Tel: 010-259 7953
GPS: 3.036937,101.763109
http://steamboat.com.my/

 

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Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

 

Designed to provide both hot pot and BBQ simultaneously, Village Steamboat in Puchong is one place not to be overlooked when scouting for a joyful dinner experience. The thing about hot pot and BBQ is also the togetherness and conversations over the cooking time. What makes this halal (pork-free) restaurant stand out is the BBQ Pitt next to your hot pot table, their lively swimming prawns, and their excellent assortment of vegetables, meatballs of many kinds, mushrooms, meats and of course the fresh seafood- a favourite with the neighbourhood patrons, as well as fellow foodies. 

1.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

2.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

3.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

4.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

5.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

6.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

7.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

8.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

9.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

10.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

11.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

12.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

 

The highlight, apart from the assortment on their buffet line is the fishing for live prawns activity. Dinner’s get to experience catching prawns that are swimming in their water tank and cooking them directly and either the hot pots or the grilling pits. I personally thought it was a little disturbing watching the prawns dying in such a manner but whatever works for the restaurant because people are completely abided to their opinions anyway. 

13.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

14.Village BBQ Steamboat @ PuchongVillage BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

15.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

 

You can easily score a table that is strategic before 6 pm but the crowd builds up after that. When seated outdoor, use the BBQ pit to cook your meats. Pick from their fresh array and eat with ease. The healthy flow warrants a convinced freshness for their ingredients because food poisoning is the last thing we want from a buffet dinner. 

16.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

17.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

 

And lastly, I am pretty excited to share their ice cream assortments. It is nothing luxury or posh but the types of ice cream itself is good enough to have most people smiling. 

18.Village BBQ Steamboat @ Puchong

 

Village BBQ Steamboat is located at :
No. 1GF & No. 1-1, Jalan Puteri 2/6,
Bandar Puteri, Selangor, 47100 Puchong
Business hours : 5 PM to 12 Midnight (daily)
Tel: +6012-772 0400
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VillageBBQmy/  

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Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)

 

Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant at Taman Merdeka Permai is the latest addition to the blooming hot pot scene in Melaka’s steamboat choices. Hot pots are conventionally being satiate with a pot of soup and axcompanied with either a platter of assorted ingredients; or ala carte plates of selected ingredients; or even on a spread of buffet line.

 

1.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)
2.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)

 

This one is not any different at one glance but upon looking through their one page menu, you’d know that the specialty isn’t at the variation of soup and dip-cook ingredients.

 

7.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)

 

Instead, the pot itself is the signature and of the restaurant. With only 2 Claypots to choose from, you either go with pork or chicken. And the spotlight would be on their abalone. Serving an entire abalone sounds glamorous but let’s get real. For the price that you are paying, it is a whole abalone alright – but size matters as well. These mini abalones comes in pair for a small pot size and add on will cost RM 8 each.

 

3.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)
4.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)
5.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)

 

Inside the pot is thick broth so concentrated and packed with robust flavour of what’s being taken pride – the use of free range chicken. When sipping the thick soup, confinement dishes came to mind and the heat from those ginger in the soup can be a little overwhelming; I’m beginning to understand why indoor air conditioned seating is popular and packed.

 

8.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)

 

The order would be accompanied with some vegetable and mushrooms but one can proceed to pick more plates of add ons that’s already pre – sealed with cling wrap and charged accordingly to plate colours.

 

9.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)
11.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)

 

Cold beer is a popular choice over their F.O.C free flow water and hot tea. If not beer or tea, they’ve got a honey booth that mixes your honey beverage. Alas, all sign and pricing are written in Chinese. Fortunately, the staffs are pretty helpful and well verse to communicate so I managed to order this ice honey plum.

 

10.Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant @ Taman Merdeka Permai (Melaka)

 

Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant is located at :
No.2&2-1 And No.4&4-1, Jalan MP5,
Taman Merdeka Permai,
75350 Batu Berendam, Melaka
Business hours: Monday- Sunday (11am-2:30pm, 6pm-9:30pm)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/96abalone/

 

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Two Pesos Malaysia @ Kota Damansara

Two Pesos @ Kota Damansara (Second Outlet)

 

Steamboat is a communal affair, and groups of diners usually enjoy steamboat in huge group but what happens when there is very few of you but would still like to enjoy cooking bits of variation in bowls of assorted bubbling stocks? The popular choice and answer to that would be Two Pesos, the modern Taiwanese mini steamboat that is already popular amongst steamboat lovers.

 

Offering a range of fresh ingredients and a lovely array of soups in individual pot serving size, the selection of mini pots were improvised and amended so the new menu is currently a lot more interesting with a couple of new additions along with few from old menu that has proven to be a keeper. Like the first outlet, this one uses recyclable menu where diners mark and pick the choices of combinations offered in respective combo sets. All the mini pot would come with a choice of either fish or poultry and carb source of either rice or noodle.

 

Two Pesos Steamboat Menu

 

This new and improved version of the second Two Pesos is essentially furnished, with higher ceiling for better ventilation, plain wooden tables each with stove inset. And following the success from the first outlet, the flavours of their soup are very global. From Japanese Sukiyaki to Mongolian hot pot, big parties can feast and sample from more than 10 kinds of soups. As well, over at the condiment station, their popular perfect-match-sauce that offers a diverse eating experience although I’d say those sweet broths is so flavourful you don’t need the array of sauces.

 

2.two pesos kota damansara
3. two pesos steamboat kota damansara

 

The goodness of fresh ingredients with sliced fish, vegetables and other goodies fortunately don’t come at VIP prices. The Japanese Sukiyaki Pot (RM 15.50) that is jam packed with flavours serves sweet and delicious soup that grows richer as the ingredients cooked. Plenty of mushrooms, sweet pea sprouts, radish, corn, pumpkin and all this matches well into the sweet sukiyaki pot.

 

4.Two pesos mini hotpot steamboat kota damansara
5.Two pesos mini hotpot steamboat kota damansara

 

Being a fantastic place for families to visit, I would recommend the all time favourite that’ll probably be right on top of the popularity chart; Milky Seafood Pot (RM 16). Faultlessly matching with sweetness of the seafood, with an actual slice of cheese inside the pot, this soft milky broth is bundled with umami sensation that pleases the taste bud. It is a top scorer amongst younger dinners. Merryn’s boys seemed to like this one and it was plenty of joy watching them enjoying their food.

 

6. Two Pesos Kota Damansara
7. Kota Damansara Two pesos

 

Sour Greenings Pot (RM 15) is least fancier when it comes to the broth but this one serves awesomeness because after a quick stir frying to extract the flavour from your meat, the clear broth is so ready for the vegetables, noodles and other cook-it-yourself goodies to plunge into the boiling broth.

 

11. Two Pesos SS 2 new outlet in Kota Damansara
12.Two Pesos SS 2 new outlet in KD

 

And with the sour vegetables cooking in the pot, there is no need for dipping sauces.

 

8. Two Pesos Taiwan Steamboat in Kota Damansara
9. Two Pesos Taiwan Steamboat in Kota Damansara
10. Two Pesos Taiwan Steamboat in Kota Damansara
13. Kd two pesos steamboat ss 2

 

Also well known to have serving their mini pots in respective pot functionality, Two Pesos is probably the only place to see different serving pots on each tables. We’ve seen the Tahini pots in their first outlet, this time we look at their Italian Tomato Pot (RM 16) and Lemon Seafood (RM 16) otherwise also known as the Hello Kitty pot. Expect this one to clog the social media of Hello Kitty fans. Alas, as impressive as the pots are, the taste weren’t as intense and any of the earlier pots. A milder approach to savour the flavour of the ingredients, both carries a light umami with slightly tangy finishing.

 

14.Two pesos mini hotpot steamboat kota damansara
15.Two pesos mini hotpot steamboat kota damansara

 

But the ultimate enjoyment this time around at this second outlet is Two Pesos BBQ Pot (RM 19.50)- a two in one set with both the hot pot and a BBQ grill for twice the fun and twice the satisfaction. The set is good for one but sharing is always a little more delicious and heartwarming.

 

16. two pesos kota damansara

 

The meat in this set features more meat than regular sets and this makes a difference to meat lovers.

 

17.two pesos kota damansara

 

This newer outlet is more spacious and equally good when it comes to the quality of their soups and every other ingredient that goes into the pots or on the grill pan. Most importantly, there is a higher chance to skip the long queue before news travel.

 

Two Pesos Malaysia @ Kota Damansara  (second outlet) Full review at http://wp.me/p1tyh7-1FA

 

Two Pesos Malaysia is also in Kota Damansara now (second outlet) at:
32-1, Jalan PJU 5/9, Dataran Sunway,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-6143 6299
GPS: 3.1507174,101.5913469
Opening Hour: Mon-Sun (12pm- 3pm , 6pm-11pm)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2pesosmalaysiakd/
Website: http://www.2pesos.com.my/

 

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Nine bowls Original Thai Boat Noodle @ Publika

 

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.

 

1.9 Bowls @ Solaris Dutamas Publika (24)
2.9 Bowls @ Solaris Dutamas Publika (2)

 

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.

 

3. nine bowls @ Publika Solaris Dutamas

 

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.

 

4.Nine bowls @ Publika Solaris Dutamas
5.Nine bowls @ Publika Solaris Dutamas
6. Nine bowls @ Publika Solaris Dutamas

 

Don’t forget to munch on their Crispy Pork Skin (RM 2) and take note, beer is available on the menu.

 

9 bowls boat noodle @ Publika (Review at http://wp.me/p1tyh7-1BN )

 

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.

 

7.Nine bowls @ Publika Solaris Dutamas
9 bowls boat noodle @ Publika (Review at http://wp.me/p1tyh7-1BN )
10.Nine bowls @ Publika Solaris Dutamas

 

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.

 

8.Nine bowls @ Publika Solaris Dutamas
9.Nine bowls @ Publika Solaris Dutamas

 

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.

 

11.Nine bowls @ Publika Solaris Dutamas

 

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
GPS: 3.1714,101.666
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/9bowls

 

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Shun Jing Steamboat &BBQ @ Kuchai Lama

 

Shun Jing Steamboat &BBQ in Kuchai Lama serves to deliver fresh and good quality steamboat to steamboat lovers. They showcase only the finest starting right from the soup to their homemade fish balls, and ingredients to the varied dipping sauces when it comes to the quality of their food.

 

1. shun jing

 

It is lovely to see every detail taken care of with passion and sincerity to provide the ultimate dining experience for their customers with emphasis on being msg free. The half and half pot of Fish soup and Milky herb soup (RM 8) offers flavourful soup base that is delicious on its own.

 

2.shun jing (12)

 

Then starting with their Seafood Set (RM 26.80);the perfect choice for seafood lover and those who isn’t the big fan of processed food. Ala carte and add ons were fresh when we visited, with my usual favourite; Pork (RM 9.80), Tong Ho (RM 6.80), and Quail Egg (RM 6.80).

 

3.shun jing (8)
4.shun jing (7)
5.shun jing (4)
6.shun jing (3)
7.shun jing (9)

 

Their house specialty, the Fresh Seafood Paste (RM 8.80) was equally fresh and healthy for something we’d normally find in a steamboat house.

 

8.shun jing (10)

 

Also offering BBQ for diners, you’d wanna have some BBQ skewers grilled to perfection with options to have them grilled to serve from kitchen or to do it yourself. Chicken Mushroom (RM 2.50) and Bacon (RM 4) was a delight, especially the later when rolled in celery for some extra crunch and juice of texture and moist.

 

9.shun jing (14)

 

Sauces werent too complicated, with pre concocted dipping sauce served along fried onion and some chili sauce to be added in later accordingly to your preferances. We settled with Soya Bean (RM 2.50) and Green tea (RM 2) but really, I was hoping for some home cook herbal tea.

 

10.shun jing (2)

 

Having a neat layout for comfort dining experience certainly encourages revisiting when they serve quality ingredients at reasonable pricing. Having said that, we were told business will operate till end of this month (March 2015) but regular customers would be able to still enjoy good food at their home restaurant (refer to their Facebook Page
for announcement).

 

Shun Jing Steamboat & BBQ is located at:
No. 39, Jalan Kuchai Maju 7
Kuchai Entrepreneur’s Park
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-359 8868
Website: http://www.hochiak-steamboat.com/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pagesBShun-Jing-Steamboat
Business Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays)

 

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Popo Steamboat & BBQ cafe @ Kepong

 

Popo Steamboat & BBQ cafe at Kepong might have a real cheesy name to begin with, but this mediocre-at-first-impression steamboat has a fantastic ambiance created by many pendant bulbs and pretty lighting at dusk enters nightfall.

 

1. popo steamboat
2. popo steamboat
3. popo steamboat

 

Mixed combinations of steamboat ingredients are compiled in sets according to the number of diners. Popo Steamboat Set (RM 16.90 for 2 pax) puts together standard mix of vegetables, assorted balls, noodles, eggs, tofu, and some seafood.

 

4. popo steamboat
5. popo steamboat

 

Additional add ons are priced reasonably with assortments including Sliced Pork (RM 11.80), Sliced Lamb (RM 13.80), Tong Hou (RM 7), Handmade, Mushroom Ball (RM 7.20), Sliced Fish (RM 15), Shimeiji Brown Mushroom (RM 7), and Silky Beancurd (RM 3) .

 

6. popo steamboat
7. popo steamboat
8. popo steamboat
9.popo steamboat

 

When eating steamboat, we know the soup choices are equally crucial to complete a delightful steamboat experience. We settled with half and half Pork Bone/Tomyam Soup (RM 18). Alas, neither one was impressive or memorable but blissfully enjoyable with good company.

 

10. popo steamboat
11. popo steamboat

 

Popo Steamboat is located at :
No. 12 Jalan 7/32 A, Batu 6 1/2,
Off Jalan Kepong 52000 KL
Tel: 0198282118
Opening Hours: Tue.-Thu. 17:30-22:00, Fri.-Sun. 17:30-23:00
poposteamboat@gmail.com
GPS: 3.204906, 101.648468
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poposteamboatcafe

 

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