Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lin Yuan Steamboat Kitchen @ Jalan Shelley

With the ridiculous weather that storms and rains just when you thought you cant live another day without a traffic jam and another day past 5.30pm, the best comfort food one can find is something hot and steamy, something to warm that stomach and to allow you to forget all sorrows.

I reckon steamboat is about the best choice.


With steamboat restaurants mushrooming all over the place, creativity plays a big part in luring a part of the crowd into their restaurant, Lin Yuan does it well with their "third" soup base, something that you can rarely find: Golden pumpkin porridge soup base.

Essentially mashed pumpkin starch-like soup, it has a natural sweetness into it, and gives an attractive colour to the ingredients you put into it. Throw in an egg with strands of yellow noodles forming as it boils, suddenly the plain soup looks, well rather plain.


With their 1 person set at RM12.90, and alot more attractive ala-carte items, it can be a hearty meal that will suit any budget.


Or if you choose to splurge, you can do so too!

At the end of an usual steamboat affair, dump in the noodles to absorb whatever goodies you thrown in the pot, and rub your tummy with satisfaction.

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Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars; considering it is now raining as i type this, anything hot and steamy is always good for the inner soul eh?

24 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

chicken soup for the soul! hehe... steamboat is good for the rainy weather.. but unfortunately not one of my favs la... i find it too much work and you feel hungry in like 1 hour.. (because of all the soup you drink, not food you eat)! hahaha- am i not strange that way.. ?!

Life for Beginners said...

I'm not a huge fan of steamboat cos I malas nak tunggu the food to get masak. BUT. I love pumpkin so this is very, very the tempting... How come I've not heard of this before? Malu-nye macam katak di bawah tempurung. :P

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Steamboat does make the perfect meal on a rainy day. :) I've heard of this place...my ex-colleagues raved about it. There's a "stock clearance place" there as well right?

worldwindows said...

Always love this dish with good company. Need to slow down our pace. I was taught by my Vietnamese friend that this type of food are for conversations. I have one in Dalat highlands in cool weather with lots of beef. Incidentally it's called 'ta pin lu'.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

worldwindows: haha isnt ta pin lu..canto for steamboat too? i can imagine how intense the broth must have been

bangsar: is there? not sure..but yeah its something abit different

lob: my first time too.. yeah it takes awhile to get cooked lor..not for a quickie..

c&c: haha thats wat the noodles are for..but yeah..totally agree..

xin said...

i love steamboat! RM12.90 like so dai for tht portion

J2Kfm said...

i dun really like steamboat either. wait wait til cook ... then eat a few balls and meat... then all finished.

then damn fast hungry again.

unless with a LARGE group, where everybody's washing their chopsticks in the pot. yum .... =P

550ml jar of faith said...

Ooh agree, the bubbling broth does soothe a weary soul on a stormy night indeed! However, I don't get steamboat that stocks up on the "manufactured" fish balls, cakes and crab sticks... what gives?!

daphne said...

When I was younger, I didnt like steamboat as I found it too bland and HOT (with our weather!) but now, I love it! It gives the natural sweetness back to the ingredients!

ggmu said...

Ya Queen Park has a few outlets. Esprit and Giordano is one of the few. :)

Opposite Carrefour there is 1 beef noodle which is quite good also. And the Lou Mai KAi(Glutinous rice chicken) is good! :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

you should try the ones in hong kong eiei.....

PureGlutton said...

I like steamboat coz it's not that heavy and "ching" - good on a cold evening too! But the best is DIY home-cooked steamboat...can have lotsa other stuff u dont get in the shops eg kidney, intestines, stomach, thin slices of meats, lots of all kinds of mushrooms and all yr fave vege...yahahayummm!

New Kid on the Blog said...

good to have it especially right now... the rainy days!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid: haha i just came back from steamboat yesterday nite! excellent!

pureglutton: yeap yeap..the ala carte items can get very pricey when u keep throwing it in!

mocha: nxt may! i m definitely going to try steamboat..but wait..going to hot rite?

ggmu: i will take ur word for it!

daphne: its all bcoz of winter..

550ml: i suppose its the novelty rather than the food then..u knw ppl..

j2fkm: hahah throw in more food nxt time! more ppl u got to fight with more chopsticks la..

xin: that portion was for 2 pax..but still decent hor..

Nic (KHKL) said...

Golden pumpkin porridge soup base? wow, sounds interesting. put in some meat and it's a hearty starter by itself, me thinks. nice!

Tummythoz said...

Oh if you do try it in HK, be aware that the many different soup base is at different prices. My experience was good but got very thristy thereafter.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: haha steamboat for starters? what a glutton man..

tummythoz: hmm i would think so, esp if they mention they are going to throw in some exotic items..had steam yesterday at damansara village, add rice wine, plus some herbs (+rm12)..

PureGlutton said...

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That's becoz i enjoy reading your blog and all your cravings!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pureglutton: thanks! will try to post it up!

mimid3vils said...

When don't know what to eat, steamboat will always come into my/my hubby's mind~~~ Coz I live in neighborhood full with steamboat :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mimi: haha puchong or kepong?

Henry Yeo said...

anyone for the SzeChuan version?

ling239 said...

i know where this is!! ^_^
but can get parking ah ?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: got a big carpark..

henry: dont want any angelina jolie lips, thank u..