Setapak, an area we seldom venture into. But when it comes to good food, there is no border line, so here we are at PV128 Setapak for charcoal steamboat dinner last weekend.
Resides at the hidden corner of first floor, Charcoal steamboat may be difficult to locate especially for those who are unfamiliar with this plaza. A brief direction here: Take the center escalator one floor up, you will see De Pastry on your left. Turn right and walk along the shoplots facing the main road. You’ll pass by Buffalo kitchenware, Charcoal steamboat is few doors away.
Charcoal Steamboat is prides for using charcoal to heat up their steamboat pot, with electric fan seated on the floor, blowing in the direction of charcoal fire to accentuate the flame.
There are total five types of soup base to choose from, rotates at different day as daily special. Pork Bone Soup, or the signature soup in Charcoal steamboat, is available daily. Chinese Herbal Soup is available on Monday; SiChuan Spicy Soup on Tuesday and Saturday, Japanese Miso Soup on Wednesday and Friday; and Thai Yomyam soup on Sunday. Diners can choose to have one soup base, or combo of two enjoy dual flavours.
More than 20 types of sauces and condiments to choose from, and Charcoal Steamboat has listed a few mix and match that you can follow, in case you are not sure which customization brings you the best flavour.
For ingredients, Charcoal Steamboat offers a wide varieties of choices from seafood, vegetables, handmade meatballs, noodles, dumplings, etc. If you can’t decide which one to have, or plan to have bits of this and that, it is suggested to go for the steamboat set which covers most ingredients.
We had the steamboat Set C, which is brimming with fresh seafood such as half shell scallop, mussels, fish fillet, crabmeat, prawns, cuttlefish, crabmeat balls, together with mushrooms, vegetables, noodles and beancurd sheets for nutrient balance.
Do not leave Charcoal Steamboat without trying their handmade meatballs- Fire Diamond, Mars Ball, Black Diamond, Green Onion, Parsley Ball, Fried Onion Ball, mushroom ball are all creative invention by the restaurant.
We especially love the Fire Diamond which consists of minced meat infuesd with black charcoal, envelopes with ebiko filling. Bold contrast in both colours and flavours. Meatball is chewy with distinct aroma from marination, enhanced with popping texture from ebiko.
Thinly sliced pork, pork loin, Australian beef, lamb shoulder and chicken can be ordered too for shabu-shabu experience. Immersed your paper thin meat slices into the soup and count 1, 2, 3..violaa, cooked to just nice.
So, wish to enjoy the traditional charcoal steamboat in a modern contempory environment? Hop over to Charcoal Steamboat Restaurant. Remember to accompany your meal with a glass of “bamboo charcoal water”!
Write Up: YLing
Charcoal Steamboat Restaurant
PV128, Jalan Genting Kelang,
Contact: 03-4131 9875/016-651 3643
Business Hours: 5.30pm-11pm (Closed on Thursdays)