Much has been said about Tasty Pot, a BBQ and steamboat buffet restaurant at Sunway Mentari. Thanks to the publicity generated by HoChak and a group of bloggers who have recently done a food review session there, the place was doing brisk business – definitely one of the busiest steamboat restaurants at Sunway Mentari.
This is quite an accomplishment itself considering the strong competition. If you don’t know, Sunway Mentari is like a place where steamboat restaurants gather at. There are like more than 10 steamboat restaurants here and the number is still growing.
The variety of seafood at Tasty Pot is good and the freshness level is high. And the portion of the seafood is big too especially the crabs, proving to be a value for money.
Bamboo clams, lala and prawns.
Some processed food – meat balls and sui gao.
More impressively, scallops were also available. Remember not to overcook it or it will get all rubbery and tasteless. Now let’s take a quick tour of the other ingredients available for steamboat:
There’s a BBQ section where you can get grilled fish, clams and skewered prawns. I do not recommend the food from here because they emit an awful smell of burnt salty sea water..
Tasty Pot prides itself for inventing two soups for steamboating – Soya Soup and Curry Soya Soup. We chose to have a yin yang steamboat of Curry Soya Soup and Clear Soup.
Well as much as I think the idea of Curry Soya Soup is new, hip, refreshing and all, the taste was a let down. It was very bland and the soup tends to coagulate when it has been boiled for too long. Yes, it was worth a try but I definitely won’t have it again in future.
Besides that, I think they also overdone something that should have been simple – the dipping sauces/condiments. True, there are plenty of sauces to choose from but I feel they did not go well with the steamboat at all. When I saw sardine at the sauce station I was like ‘eh, lolwtf?’, when a simple Thai Chili Sauce would have been good enough. Quite pretentious I would say.
Keep an eye out for the roast lamb, which is right in front of the BBQ section. We missed it because we were there too early, thinking it wasn’t available. The price of RM23.80 a pax is quite decent considering the fresh and plenty seafood. Not bad for a steamboat buffet restaurant, but I still regard Hoi Tong as my personal top choice, with self service BBQ too.
Tasty Pot BBQ Steamboat Restaurant (PORK FREE)
9, Jalan PJS 8/18,
46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03 5630 1282
Business Hours: 12pm to 1am Daily