The rainy season is here to stay, either in the form of thunderbolts and heavy pelts or a slow misty long drizzle that will put even the insomniac to sleep.
Regardless, one has to feed the stomach something warmer than usual, to counter the chilling weather.
What is a better way then to eat steamboat?
Although unintentional, Plan A being to eat Char Siew in Shah Alam, Plan B to return to BellyGood, we found ourselves outside Yuen Steamboat (Plan C, i suppose), it was a not bad idea, considering it had been raining since the morning dew.
Famed for its chicken wings, the strategy is to seat as close to where the chicken wings are laid out. Despite it being a lunch crowd (meaning half full), the chicken wings were still rationed out like gold. Just make sure indulge in a few pieces each time you wait for the pot to boil.
Buffet style at RM19.80 ++ per pax, take a plate and pile the food on. From frozen seafood to meat and then to balls of many kinds, fish and what not, you see that the common trait is frozen. If you are dreaming of "fresh", dont bother. The vegetables though on the other hand looked decent should you dig the omnivore out of the tiny corner of yourself.
BUT buffet style has its advantages as it means getting to fill the pot with flower crabs and prawns in an attempt to get the soup as sweet as possible without actually having to finish it, although the penalty rates at some rate like RM6 per 100gm can be discretionary used upon you.
However the clear soup seem to have lost to the underdog tomyam for some reason that day. The tangy and spicy soup was voted the better soup with the clear soup barely sipped.
Overall for a little over RM21 or RM22, you get a full meal from indulging in anything in your dreams (so long as it is frozen), except for the chicken wings (i hope). If i were to have steamboat again? I probably would prefer the ambience of a cozy home.
Address and contact details:
32A-1, Jalan PJS 8/6Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars. Other than the chicken wings, the steamboat was so-so despite the wide offerings of seafood, meat, balls and etc etc. Although i cant possibly imagine fighting with a full crowd for food, esp for those chicken wings. Then again, with a tight budget, this is a good way of stuffing yourself for a very cheap price.
32A-1, Jalan PJS 8/6
Mentari Plaza, Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.076211, 101.612098