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CHONG QING STEAMBAOT [ ] - 16.12.2006 Saturday

We were told about a new steamboat outlet that serves spicy steamboat or in Chinese it's called "ma la huo guo". This steamboat originated from one of the area/part/state(not sure how to refer it as) of China called Chong Qing. We decided to try it out. The location is sort of behind the block of Choice Daily or right behind of Later Rain Church. It's very hard to find the place, don't know how to explain too hahahaha... You just have to drive around and you'll see it. The signboard isn't that obvious but it's located next to the coffeeshop there. In between them, they set up a canopy since extension of roof is illegal. I heard that this is where they sold China handmade noodle previously.

Left: The signboard.
Right: The utensils.


Left: Steamboat! They have 3 level of spiciness and we opted for the least spicy one as we were not sure how spicy it was. This spiciness is consider very spicy for me already. The base has many ingredients such as big onions, chili seeds, chillies, lemon grass, garlics, gingers, red dates and also it tasted like they had also put in some herbs. For the non spicy base, it has the same things except the spicy oil and added with fresh tomato.
Right: Dipping suace. The garlic taste is quite empowering but not spicy.

This is not a buffet all-you-can-eat steamboat. You have to order them one by one. We ordered 10 things, as for the prices, I can't remember. The overall total for 3 persons was RM53 not including drinks. Drinks were ordered from the coffeeshop next door. Oh by the way, only have Chinese words on the menu. So if you go there better bring at least one person that is not a "banana".

Fishcake and abalone mushroom.


Sliced fish and chicken. The chicken meat looked odd because it's frozen.


"Golden Needle" mushroom(can't remember what this mushroom is called in English hahaha...) and sliced pork, again... It's frozen.


Salted veggies and "tang hoon" or some people called it glass noodle or vermicelli.


Cabbages and steamboat with all the stuffs added.


Left: Rice is also ordered separately.
Right: DONE! FULL!!! Luckily they stopped us from ordering too much else really couldn't finish them.

While blogging about this, I'm still full and my throat is still full of the smell of herbs. The base is very thick! When it's cooling off you can see the clotted spicy oil -_-" in the pot, on your plates, your table, your utensils or just anywhere that you had dripped it.

My verdict, I don't really like it, herb smell is a bit too strong. Not sure it's authentic or not but those people there are really from China judging from their accent. However, the non spicy base wasn't so bad.

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