Feeling chilled to the bones on a rainy day and needs some quick, warm comfort on the tummy? Well, what’s better to have than some sizzling hot steamboat meal with your family or friends?
A steamboat meal is originally the Chinese cooking method, prepared with a simmering pot of soup stock at the dining table, containing a variety of foodstuffs and ingredients where the ingredients are placed into the pot while the soup simmers and are cooked at the table. Meant to be shared among 3-5 people per pot, steamboat/hotpot meals signify abundance of sustenance and togetherness and therefore, it is commonly served during get-togethers.
If you are looking for some get-together session with comforting and homey steamboat meal, you might want to look into Chatz Brasserie, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur. They are currently offering a steamboat dinner meal with some spicy twists in their soup selection.
Here’s sharing with you what you can expect in the steamboat meal from Chatz Brasserie:
Fish fillet of the day, Sulu Sea prawns, half shell sea scallops, flower crabs, Norwegian salmon fillet, jellyfish strips, fish rolls, fish balls and crabsticks.
Meat and poultry selection features some red and white meat such as Australian beef tenderloin, Australian beef strips, New Zealand mutton and some free range chicken strips.
A variety of savoury mountain mushrooms; white button mushrooms, Enoki mushrooms, abalone mushrooms and Shittake mushrooms.
Some healthy garden picks ranging from Tianjin cabbage, China leeks, Cameron lettuce, Hong Kong choy sum to black fungus.
Bean curd and eggs are thrown into the mix too.
Can’t do without the carbs? Fret not.You won’t be left pining for your daily intake of carbs. Included in the steamboat set meal for your dining pleasure are fish noodles, glass noodles, rice vercimile and emperor noodles.
There are 4 kinds of soup that you can pick from; Herbal Chicken Soup, Tomyam Soup, Ma La Soup and Kimchi Soup.
Herbal Chicken Soup is the ultimate comfort food on a cold day. But I’ve always detest anything that smells like herbs, so this was not exactly pleasing to my palate. I prefer my chicken soup minus all the herbs, thank you very much, but those who enjoys Chinese herbs in their cooking will love this. The soup was sweet and flavourful, especially when it’s paired with seafood. Go for this if you’re into Chinese herbal soup.
If you prefer to add a little spice to your broth, the Tom Yam Soup is for you. I absolutely love this one. It was perfectly executed with the sourness and the spiciness of the tomyam paste.
Want embark in a fiery adventure? Try the Ma La Soup, made with Sichuan peppercorns. Not for the faint hearted though. The soup is on the spicy side and rather numbing on the tongue.
These ingredients can be enjoyed with condiments and dipping like
chopped garlic, chopped red chilli, soy sauce, home-made chill padi dip, sukiyaki sauce and Black & White sesame dipping sauce.
Pro dining tips: Start off your steamboat meal by dumping veggies, and mushrooms into the pot. Then when you are done with that, work your way into seafood and the meats before ending the meal with tofu, eggs and your choice of noodles. Remember, the flavour of the soup gets stronger and thicker after each ingredients dumped in and it’s best to have bland ones like boiled eggs and noodles last.
The Steamboat Dinner is priced at RM83 nett per person, with a minimum of two diners and available on Sunday to Thursday, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
For enquiries and reservations, please call 03 2782 8301 or email [email protected]