If there's one steamboat chain restaurant in KL you should know, that has to be Coco which started out in Cheras.
Not only their branch at Old Klang Road is the largest steamboat restaurant I have been to, Coco is also attributed with being the first in the country to have created the Pork Bone broth.
Since their inception in 2013, Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot has relocated twice. They started off in Sungai Buloh, moved to Damansara Uptown and now they are operating in Jaya One.
Their hotpot sets consist mainly of real, natural ingredients and it's only accompanied by a handful of homemade meatballs. Live prawns are the highlight, as you can see they are larger than usual and taste sweet, succulent and firm to the bite.
Impressed with the food at Senthai & Mookata, we returned shortly the next day to try their Thai barbecue and steamboat. But let me preface by saying that both their mookata and steamboat are excellent (as we hoped) and the ingredients served were high quality and fresh.
While most steamboat restaurants in Kepong operate in commercial areas, Popo Steamboat Cafe occupies a breezy, open space next to an industrial area. It might be a little challenging for outsiders to find Popo, but I assure you the extra effort will be worth it.
Among all the satay celup restaurants I have been to so far, McQuek's would be the cleanest and most comfortable. Converted from a bungalow, the seating arrangement is spacious and the indoor area is well ventilated. But what I really like about this place is the 'kampung atmosphere' it exudes, especially if you are eating at the courtyard.
Just when we thought we have tried all the steamboat restaurants in Bandar Menjalara, we actually missed out a big one - Taifeng Taiwanese Hotpot.
Taifeng offers a few unique soup bases that cannot be found at other local steamboat restaurants. One of them is their signature Sour Vege with Pork Soup @ RM26.50. Yep you read that right, soups are not provided free here.