Category: Kota Damansara

Happy City Steamboat Restaurant – Buy 1 Free 1 Live Tiger Prawns @ Kota Damansara

Based on Happy City‘s popularity and their ability to offer good value for money to steamboat lovers, it comes as no surprise to me that a new branch has opened in Kota Damansara (occupying the now defunct Dragon Gate Dim Sum) to expand their business. As a matter of fact, I had been wondering when a second branch would appear ever since my first steamboat meal at Happy City Kepong about 2 years ago.

Happy-City-Menu

Steamboat-Pot

If this is your first time hearing about Happy City, just know that it is a slightly upmarket steamboat restaurant that features live seafood in their set menus. Since most seafood like tiger prawns, clams and fish are kept in the live tanks and only served at the dining table upon order, freshness could also be guaranteed.

Steamboat-Set

Cheaper and more affordable run of the mill steamboat sets are also available (RM33 for 2 pax)

Based on Happy City's popularity and their ability to offer good value for money to steamboat lovers, it comes as no sur...

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Ba Sheng Zai Huo Guo Steamboat Restaurant @ Kota Damansara

Following a complete facelift and revamp, the steamboat restaurant formerly known as Xin Chun Seafood Steamboat Restaurant at Kota Damansara has been rebranded as Ba Sheng Zai Huo Guo. They have a new slogan too called ‘The Joy of Sharing’ that well, you know, refers to the food and happy moments shared with your companions over a steamboat meal.

Ba-Sheng-Zai-Steamboat-Restaurant

Ba Sheng Zai used to look like the ordinary run-of-the-mill steamboat restaurant, open air and the tables are equipped with conventional gas stoves. Now, the restaurant is fully air-conditioned, looks vibrant and uses flat electric stoves for cooking the steamboat. The differences between pre- and post-transformation of the restaurant are quite striking if you compare them side by side.

Ba-Sheng-Zai-Steamboat-Set

The Silver Pomfret set @ RM53/pax (min order 2 pax) was highly recommended for dining couples, especially if you love seafood. It does sound a little pricey but that thought will go away as soon as you see the mountain of seafood given. When I first saw the set my mind went “wow, we are going to finish this?” Well, challenge accepted.
Aside from a few pieces of Japanese tofu and beancurd, seafood makes up for the rest of ingredients. And the best thing is that most of the seafood is live from their tanks (except scallops and mussels) so you can be rest assured of their freshness. And as per the standard steamboat set, some yee mee, bihun and eggs are also included as well.

Following a complete facelift and revamp, the steamboat restaurant formerly known as Xin Chun Seafood Steamboat Restaura...

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Hakka Rang Restaurant @ Kota Damansara

I came to know Hakka Rang from a close friend who has been going to the restaurant for years since it started. Even though the food is said to be good, I never really had the feeling to give them a try because of the ever-chaotic traffic situation in Kota Damansara. But recently I had an inevitable appointment at KD so we chose Hakka Rang as the place for dinner.

Hakka-Noodle

Luckily we scanned the menu thoroughly or else we wouldn’t have spotted the individual rice and noodle section which contains a number of single portion meals. Since we were at a Hakka restaurant, the Hakka Noodle @ RM7.80 was the natural selection.

Hakka-Rang-Noodle

Topped with generous minced meat and two stuffed tofu pok, it tasted as good as it looked. The noodle portion is large so the higher than normal price feels justified.

I came to know Hakka Rang from a close friend who has been going to the restaurant for years since it started. Even thou...

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Lucky Hong Kong Dessert (發記甜品) @ Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara

In less than 10 days I will be going to Hong Kong for a 5-day trip. While planning for the itinerary, Lucky Dessert fell into the radar of the dessert shop we have shortlisted to try. Then I suddenly remembered that this Lucky Dessert actually has a branch in Malaysia at Sunway Giza Mall. During their grand opening last year I was invited to sample their desserts and give my comments. However, due to my ‘no invitational meals’ policy I gave that a miss. And since Lucky Dessert already has a branch here I guess there’s no point going all the way to Hong Kong for it right? For me, in case they are good then I might want to try the original thing in Hong Kong for comparison sake. Else I will just cross them off my list.

mangro-roll

When you glance through the menu you will find the desserts here are not THAT expensive compared to My Honeymoon or Tim Pun Gor Gor. But when you see the desserts’ portion you will feel the price is actually just standard – maybe even more expensive than its peers. For example a portion of Mango Roll (芒果糯米卷) has two small slices priced at RM6 as opposed to My Honeymoon’s RM9 for almost double the portion. Worst still, the mango used for the dessert was not sweet and didn’t even have any mango flavor to begin with.

In less than 10 days I will be going to Hong Kong for a 5-day trip. While planning for the itinerary, Lucky Dessert fell...

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