Friday, May 16, 2008

Hometown Steamboat

Hometown Steamboat Restaurant
19G Jalan Anggerik Vanilla AE 31/AE
Seksyen 31, Kota Kemuning
Shah Alam
Tel: 012-6859672
(Directly opposite Sri Melur Restaurant)

If you're ever in the Kota Kemuning neighbourhood and have a hankering for steamboat, do drop by and try out this joint. Since the change in management earlier this year, the place has been doing very well - it's crowded during weekends!

One of the essentials of good steamboat is the soup. Here the soup is very tasty (no ajinomoto as I didn't feel thirsty after the meal at all) - the chicken stock has been boiled for hours. They do have a Tomyam soup option but I have always opted for the clear chicken soup.

For the steamboat, they charge RM13.80 per person and the platter they serve is generous. What I particularly like about it is that there's plenty of vegetables - generous portions of chinese cabbage, spinach & kangkung.

The fresh ingredients are mainly fishballs/fishpaste (various types) from Pulau Ketam. I always order extra portions of the foochuk as they are so yummy after being boiled in the soup - soft & tasty!

The big portion of yee mee, meehoon and eggs will definitely fill up your stomachs!
After boiling all the stuff in the steamboat, the soup becomes extra-flavourful! Slurp slurp!

One of their signature dishes here, besides the steamboat, is their Fried Meehoon with Crabs - almost every table has this dish. Even though we had quite enough with the steamboat, we decided to give this a try.
It took a while for this dish to arrive at our table, so the anticipation was mounting...and we were not disappointed! Just look at the creamy roe of the crabs - even though they're not very big, the crabs had lots of roe and were super fresh and sooo sweet! Their meehoon had a very unique texture - they were translucent and almost like tunghoon (glass noodles). The chinese celery added its flavour to this simple-yet-excellent noodle dish.
LL scraped every morsel from the plate - a very clear sign that this will definitely be ordered again & again ...haha!
Oh, before I forget...the other essential factor to a good steamboat is the Chilli Sauce (sorry, forgot to take pic of that). The chilli sauce here is good - with just the right combination of belachan, lime and spiciness - a great accompaniment!


Precious Pea said...

Ooo...since it's so near to my to go to this place?

Anonymous said...

This place have set lunches from RM3.00 per set. Really a steal...