Monday, February 23, 2009

Ho Ho Steamboat (Ketam) Restaurant, Medan Putra, Bandar Menjalara, Kepong

A lovely cool evening after prolong showers (of blessings). The little emperor decided to stay home, therefore my wife and I were unrushed. Still overcoming food'lag' I opted for something simple, using little oil, unspiced and uncurried (except for dipping sauce), fresh ingredients and clear broth. Steamboat!!

We are still discovering Medan Putra area and had eaten in Sai Gong (Tai Chow), De Pastry Chef (Cafe), Andy Grace (Handmade Noodles), Live Music (Cafe) and KopiTiam Hainam Village.

The prawns, fish chunks and the fish noodles and balls ranked very high for freshness. The broth is tasty and thick though with some MSG.

We ordered two individual set at RM13.50 each (no service and gov taxes). They have quite a bit on the ala carte menu and if spending is objections the bill can shoot over RM100 for 2-3 pax.

Direction: 86, Jalan 3/62D. Coming in from MRR2 (Kepong) turn into LDP. Turn left to Desa Parkcity. Straight on for 200m. At the Desa Parkcity roundabout take 12 o'clock and then go for the first left turn. The Ho Ho is in the 1st corner shop on our right.
The 5-foot way and also the sidewalk were packed to the brim.
The condiments are so so not so ho ho. Can do better.
The prawns, fish chunks ranked 8/10. The rest of the tofu products were so so likely bought from the wholesaler. All these are lying on a huge bed of vegetables. Too common and here again owner need some imagination to add value to customer tastes and experiences.

8 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

somehow steamboat doesnt fill me up for long.. why is that :(

Selba said...

I haven't eaten steamboat for long time *slurp*

550ml jar of faith said...

I just had steamboat too!! First time in yonks! MSG-laden though.. I woke up in the middle of the night with a parched throat! How did the soup here fare?

Tummythoz said...

Had that before. Only its special chili sauce was memorable.

backStreetGluttons said...

steamboat meals are best for slow meals with a big group and very off key forbidden place for cold beer guzzlers, like team bsg and so we avoid them unless in Brinchang where before we reach the cold table we are already cold and high
LOL !

worldwindows said...

CampC... The meat is not dense enough and too much soup fill up easily.

Selba... I guess it is hard dish to get unless in Glodok!

Faith... Yea, MSG common in steamboat. Comes from the soup as well as also the various fish and pork balls. I will not go back if I have to drink a big bottle of coke to ease the after effects of MSG.

TT... I love the chili sauce from MK and Coca (in Malaysia too) two of the best steamboat restaurants in Thailand.

BSG... I have it in the cold climes in Dalat (French colonial masters RR in Vietnam). And they have beef! And its call Ta Pin Lu!

Alex said...

I knew this steamboat restaurant is quite good from my gf who dined there once before. according to the owner, she was really from Pulau Ketam, and the seafood are all sourced from the island too. I don't know how true this is though..

Have been wanting to try this steamboat myself for very long time but couldn't find the right time (need to wait for rainy days lol)

-vkeong

worldwindows said...

Seems like rainy days are here t stay for a where! Been raining the last 3 days here.