Nothing better than having steamboat in cool and rainy days, don’t you think? I know Penang is having the same funky weather like what we are having here in Selangor recently – hot like hell in the noons and raining after evening and night time.
I feel that Penang‘s steamboat restaurants have a better atmosphere because most of the popular ones are renovated pre-war shophouses. Among the many BBQ steamboat restaurants in Penang Jolly BBQ Steamboat restaurant at 8-Row, Krian Road is another favorite of mine.
Unlike Golden BBQ which places the food at the sides of the restaurant, Jolly places them in a room behind instead. The entrance is not too big so there could be some congestion when the customers grow.
As you can see I was there early so I had the whole room for my own to take photos lol. Anyway, having a huge selection of food is no doubt one of the factors for a successful BBQ steamboat restaurant. It always impresses customers and gives them a perception that they are getting their money’s worth.
Another factor is to have a reasonable amount of fresh seafood. Jolly’s seafood is not as fresh as it can get but still acceptable for me. Then again, let’s get real.. how many buffet style steamboat restaurants can afford to provide the freshest seafood at a fixed price eh?
Vegetables, noodles, eggs and salad.
Many different processed food – meat balls, fish balls, crab sticks etc. Pandan chicken is also available for your BBQ pleasure.
Also, some hot dogs and marinated chicken wings meant for BBQ. Never ever put the marinated stuff into your soup.. my friend did it once and it was a disaster, lol. Yeah, I am laughing now but it wasn’t funny when it happened.
Food cooking in the process.. it’s really fun. That’s all I am going to show because things were really messy after that lol.
The four condiments available from sesame oil to sweet and chili sauce.
After your meal, help yourself to colorful the jellies for dessert.
I snapped this photo under the heavy rain.. talk about being a dedicated and hardcore food blogger eh? If you’re not into steamboat, there are other Chinese restaurants and a couple of bistros for beers at 8-Row as well. You can find the full restaurant listings at oomph.
Finding Krian Road should be relatively easy even if you’re not really familiar with Penang’s roads. From Komtar, turn into McAlister road and look for Red Rock Hotel on your right, shortly after that is a turning to the left. Take that left turn and you will be in Krian Road already.
Map via Wikimapia