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.
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.
Cheaper and more affordable run of the mill steamboat sets are also available (RM33 for 2 pax)
In conjunction with the Kota Damansara branch’s opening, a buy one free one promotion for their live tiger prawns was held. FYi the normal price is RM24 and each plate comes with 300g of prawns – equivalent to around 12 pieces. I am not sure if this promotion is still on-going while you are reading this, but it was still effective when we were there last Thursday night.
Besides the free ‘yin yong’ (clear and tomyam) soup, a couple of premium soup bases are also worth trying for an additional RM15. Nowadays I always go for the Pork Ribs soup that is boiled mainly using large pork bones, wolf berries, corn and red dates. Compared to the drunken version that could potentially get too salty at the end of the steamboat session, this soup tastes sweeter instead.
Pork slices @ RM12, quite lean and chewy when cooked hence not very recommended if you are expecting them to taste tender. We still prefer Ho Ho’s and Hometown’s pork slices.
Just a word of advice – try to avoid sitting under the ceiling fans or you will have a bad time getting your food to cook fast.
Happy City Steamboat (Kota Damansara branch)
1-1, Jalan PJU 5/3,
47810 Kota Damansara, PJ
GPS Coordinates: N3 12.836 E101 38.691