Flame Steamboat Restaurant

vkeongFood and Drink, Penang, Seafood, Steamboat3 Comments

“Flame” Steamboat Restaurant is opened by a quite famous Hong Kong actor in the 90s, Mark Cheng. For those who don’t know him, maybe a cardboard version of himself could help to refresh your memory haha.

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This is the guy who owns this chain of steamboat restaurants. The one we went to was located in Bayan Lepas area, in Krystal Point. You cannot miss it, it’s the corner shop. My brother actually went to this restaurant once with his Altera colleagues. He recommended it as it was quite unique, serving a lot of unheard soup bases. Normally when we go for steamboats, we only can choose from either Tomyam or Ching Thong right? Well “Flame” offers more than just two, they have Herbal Ching Thong, Ma Lat (spicy and numbing) and even Winter Melon Soup!

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My sister’s birthday was coming soon(but already over if you are reading this lol) so we celebrated it here. We ordered the biggest set they have to offer @ RM168 called the “Prosperity Set”, but drinks were not included.

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Peanuts, as starters. Let’s move on to see what ingredients were included in the set we had.

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First, we have the free chilli sauce, lol. There are six containers here, but only 4 types to choose from actually. They were not very good, one was too sour while the other one was just normal sambal belacan. It would be much better if they had Thai chilli sauce.

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Some pretty much normal looking vegetables, fresh nonetheless.

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Kimchim mushroom, sui kao, yam paste slices, fish paste cubes(nice!) and some bean curd.

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A few slices or pork meat, from the neck perhaps? So few that you can actually count the number of slices given, 6 only.

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Even more fish balls, pastes and noodles. Common stuff.

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Nicely arranged seafood, with a crab sitting on top of an array of prawns and cuttlefish. Speaking of which, I don’t remember eating any prawns that day, who finished it lol?!

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This plate of mutton is actually a side-order. It was being offered as a new item and had a pretty good discount on it. It cost RM28 for a plate(usual price RM48) They were good and do not have the milky taste as disliked by some folks.

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Tomyam soup base on the left, Herbal soup base on the right.

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What we drank during the meal, Seasons’ Iced Lemon Tea. RM2.80 a can, what a rip off. I could’ve bought 3 cans with that price.. What to do, this is a rather high class restaurant..

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Overall I would give this restaurant a 65/100 score. If you fancy steamboat with a variety of soup bases to choose from, along with some special ingredients, you could give it a try. The cheapest set comes at RM38 if I remember correctly which and serves 2, and RM68 for 4-6.

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3 Comments on “Flame Steamboat Restaurant”

  1. Jeanne

    I went to Flame Crystal Point last week, the service is poor & extremely slow, it took 45 mins to order just a simple dish “fish ball” and another 1 hour to order a lamb meat, I told to myself. THIS IS MY LAST DINE IN AT THIS RESTAURANT!!!

  2. vkeong

    Jeanne – Wow, 45 mins to 1 hour for such simple dish.. that is really slow. But was the food good? I am also reluctant to return because it is too pricey to dine here.

  3. Jeanne

    vKeong, thanks for writting. Well….I don’t think the food is good enough, you can have better than this in the other steamboat restaurant…for me..it just so so nia~~
    I like your blog & I’m very impressed with your photography techniques, you make the food looks pretty good by looking at it. Keep up the good job.

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