Few weeks ago, I went to try the famous Claypot Lou Shu Fan at Yoke Heng restaurant, Serdang Raya. Actually, I already knew the restaurant’s existence through an ex colleague about 3 years ago. At that time, claypot Lou Shu Fan was a topic we always talked about, especially during lunch time. Haha, can’t believe it took me so long to actually get to try it.
Unlike other claypot Lou Shu Fan which is usually very dry and dark in color, this has white-yellowish gravy instead. It is a very popular place for lunch among those working in TPM (Technology Park Malaysia) and Astro Bukit Jalil. But don’t worry, it opens at night as well because I had this for dinner.
For those who want to try something different in steamboat rather than using the usual clear broth or tomyam soup for the soup base, porridge steamboat might be a good alternative. It is not something new in Selangor/KL, but it was new for me from Penang. The first time I tried [tag]porridge steamboat[/tag] was a few years ago in Eastern Delight @ Sri Petaling and it was great! For this post, I didn’t go to Sri Petaling though, I went to Farmland Porridge Steamboat Restaurant in Serdang instead, which shares the same level of popularity with the former.
Farmland serves [tag]steamboat[/tag] sets and ala carte items can be ordered separately as add-ons. A two-person mixed set that comes with some seafood, vegetables, meat balls, dumplings and fish noodles cost RM27.80. The portion wasn’t too big but it should be enough to satisfy two average eaters.
I have been using Serdang Raya‘s road whenever I go to KL. It is an alternative route to avoid any tolls, albeit the occasional jam. Along the road, there is a particular stretch with many used car dealers and workshops. A place like this would usually be quiet and deserted after working hours.
But, someone decided to set up a Pan Mee stall at the five foot way and managed to turn the place alive by night.
“Hoi Tong” is an eat-all-you-can steamboat restaurant located in Bukit Serdang. Siang Leng just submitted her FYP report and we decided to celebrate it. Moreover, we have been on a light diet since last week because of Unite. What’s better to reward yourself after a disastrous and starving night? Steamboat ala buffet style of course
It’s easy to spot this big restaurant but it’s a pain to find parking. Worse still , the parking space is uneven, narrow and rocky.
So many people leh..
As usual, the restaurant is fully packed and sometimes you may have to wait for tables or end up in a bad spot(at the sides) Lucky for us, there was an empty table for two when we arrived.
The ingredients are placed at the right corner of the restaurants. They include marinated meat, various balls lol, seafood, fruits and ice cream.
Various balls.. no pun intended lol
Fresh seafood oooo. The nicest thing about this steamboat restaurant is that you get to fry your food yourself Abundant banana leaves and butter are provided for you. The satay chicken, pork and curry sotong are a must if you like to fry stuff. The butter is nicely placed on a plastic sauce holder (like those found in McD) in ball shapes.. cute.
Fry those yummy satay chicken
This is butter There a two types of soup base available, “ching thong” and tomyam. You are allowed to have both, but I recommend that you eat with “ching thong” because the tomyam soup tends to get very salty. On the other hand, the “ching thong” soup will be really sweet(esp if you add a lot of “lai liu ha” @ Mantis Prawn)
Boiling + Frying in action. The ice cream counter always has people lining up (even uncles and aunties ) Have all the ice-cream you want, it can never run out! 3 flavors are available: corn, chocolate and yam. I always have at least 3 rounds of ice-cream lol.. but warned though, the ice-cream is very very fulling and not recommended to have before you finish your steamboat. Be on a lookout for small kids that do not scoop the ice-cream into the cups provided, they eat from the spoon on the spot! Yuck..
Unlimited supply of ice-cream!
Fruits and jellies to help your digestion. I have been here for 3 times and spent an average of 3 hours every meal. Have it slow, chit-chat with your friends, take some memorable photos, eat more mantis/tiger prawns, oysters and crabs and your RM19.90 will be very worth spent.
GPS Coordinates: N 03°01.534′ E101°41.972′ (malfreemaps)
Hoi Tong Phone Number: 03-89436580 and 019-2582509