Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hong Kong Hot Pot 香港热锅 @ Telawi Square, Bangsar

Introducing Hong Kong Hot Pot 香港热锅, a new hot pot place located at Telawi Square, Bangsar that serves premium hot pot ingredients. Being only a month old, this hot pot restaurant located above Tous Les Jours bakery was already fully occupied on the day of our visit.  I suppose the good quality imported ingredients have got the attention of patrons who spread the news by word of mouth.

I was amazed to have found this hidden gem on top of the rows of shops along the famous Telawi street. Being a Hong Kong themed restaurant, the interior is nicely designed in oriental style with a few private rooms named after the major cities in Hong Kong.

Upon arrival, we placed our order and checked out the choices of condiments while waiting. Being someone who can barely consume her food without any chili/sauce/spices, I was overjoyed to see so many types of condiments available! There were freshly cut cili padi, soy sauce, coriander, garlic, spring onion, sha cha sauce and homemade chili sauce. My favourite that night was none other than the homemade chili sauce as it blended well with most of our dishes.

For starter, we were served Century Egg.

Soup base, we tried out 4 different types – Signature Pork Bone Soup, Szechuan Spicy Soup, Century Egg and Coriander Soup and Pumpkin Soup.

The Signature Pork Bone Soup (RM23) tasted much better than expected, and I was surprised to have rated it top although I would usually prefer something spicy. We could taste the natural sweetness of the pork bone broth which was extremely delicious even on its own!

The Century Egg and Coriander Soup (RM25) was alright but not exactly my favourite.

I found the Szechuan Spicy Soup (RM25) difficult to drink due to the overwhelming amount of spices beneath. It was great to dip your ingredients into it and have a change of taste in between this and the signature broth though.

As for Pumpkin Soup (RM25), it was sweet and thick, but it could be quite filling.

Hong Kong Hot Pot serves by ala carte menu, but you may request for their Mixed Platter (off the menu) priced at RM68 per person.  I would strongly recommend the platter as it is sort of their tasting menu for you to try out a little bit of everything.

The premium items served in the platter: Japanese Half Shell Scallop, Korean Oyster, Fresh Tiger Prawns, Local Bean Curd Skin (Foo Chook), Bean Curd Roll (imported from Hong Kong), Crispy Fish Skin (imported from Hong Kong), Homemade meatballs (prawn balls, squid balls, fish balls), Imported meatballs (mushroom pork balls, crab roe balls), Homemade Chive Dumplings, Homemade Prawn Dumplings, Enoki Mushroom, King Oyster Mushroom, Udon, Yee Mee, Premium Pork Slices, Premium Marbled Beef Slices, Pork Liver Slices, Pork Kidney Slices.

Portion is for 3 as shown in the picture.

The beef and pork slices tasted equally great! As for the seafood, they were indeed as fresh as indicated on the menu.

Some of the more memorable items were the Imported Bean Curd Roll which we were told to dip for only 4 seconds and the Imported Fish Skin which were only allowed 1 second.

It was an extremely satisfying hot pot meal that night, and definitely my first hot pot experience with so much premium items served. We stuffed ourselves mad with whatever the restaurant had to offer, and promised to come back for more very soon.

Hong Kong Hot Pot 香港热锅
Address: Lot 9 & 10, Level 2,
Telawi Square, Jalan Telawi 3,
Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 – 2280 0242
Opening Hours: 4pm – 12am daily

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