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Coco Steamboat Restaurant @ Old Klang Road


If there’s one steamboat chain restaurant in KL you should know, that has to be Coco. 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.

Coco Steamboat Restaurant

It was a Sunday and the restaurant was full house, partly due to the fact that the following day is a public holiday. Customers were seen waiting in the lobby for their tables and upon seeing that, we were immediately discouraged and thought of leaving.
Luckily, I asked the captain how long it’d take for us to get a table for two, and he gave us a favorable reply: “very soon”. Turns out it’s and we were ushered to our table in less than 10 minutes. So although it’d seem like a long wait, the table turnover rate is quick enough to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Coco Double Stewed Soup Pork Bone Steamboat

In total, Coco offers three types of soup: Double Stewed Soup (Whole Bone), Fish Head Clear Soup and Healthy Tomato Soup. Since it was our first time here, we decided to try what they are famous for – the Double Stewed Pork Bone Soup @ RM22.20. Actually, it’s a no-brainer as every table was seen having the pork bone soup.

Coco Steamboat Individual Set

If you feel like splurging, the menu has a couple of nice set choices to choose from. We went for the individual set @ RM19.90 (min 2 pax) and the platter consists of the normal stuff you’d expect.

Coco Steamboat Seafood

Having said that, we were surprisingly impressed by the quality of ingredients, as they tasted a lot better than what you get at other steamboat restaurants.
Notably, the fried bean curd sheet, fried yam stick (I usually hate it because it’s mushy, but Coco’s retains a bite), sui gao (wrapped with whole prawn, great texture) and tastier than usual fish noodles.

Coco Homemade Four Treasure Balls

We also ordered their Homemade Four Treasure Balls @ RM16.90. While all of them are great, the squid balls were the only one that really stood out. If I ever return, I will forget the rest and get the squid balls only.

Grilled Oyster with Garlic

Coco also serves Canadian oysters and I was enticed by how great the Grilled Oyster with Garlic looks. Alas, it was a mistake which cost us RM16.80. The oysters simply dried up after being grilled and they were rubbery. In hindsight, I would have gotten 4 raw ones for the same price.

Coco Steamboat Old Klang Road

Overall, it’s still a satisfying steamboat experience and we enjoyed the pork bone soup a lot. At the end of the meal, the soup becomes super tasty but not salty, which is why we were able to drink a lot of it without getting thirsty.

Coco Steamboat – Old Klang Road Branch

No. 1, Batu 4 3/4
Jalan Kelang Lama, 58200 KL
Tel: 019-277 6596
Business hours: 5.30pm – 11.30pm

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