Hong La Jiao Restaurant Sdn. Bhd. (Non Halal)
Mainly Steamboats. What is it that pops up in your mind when someone mentions that word? Is it the fact that you cook your own food with people you know? Or the soup base choices you can cook with? Or maybe the simple fact of getting together with friends and family Deep in the roots of culture, steamboats have been known to fit those three attributes mentioned. However, let’s face it, not many have steamboats on a regular basis. Usually, people have it on special occasions—birthday celebrations, a nice family dinner, or maybe even a company event.
Situated in Georgetown, not too far away from the ever-popular Gurney Drive, this humble seafood restaurant can tick many boxes. Upon arriving, one is greeted with an oriental-style exterior and something similar on the inside. Do plan ahead, though, if you plan on visiting, as the place can get quite busy during peak times, and parking can also be a hassle to come by. To match the theme of the restaurant, the seat settings are wooden, which gives the place a cosy yet elegant, dull oriental feeling, resembling old times. However, dullness does not mean it is bad; it has bright lighting around to compensate.
While here, one can choose between a few soup bases. The old duck soup (direct translation) and their tom yam soup are worth a try. If those two are not your thing, then the herbal soup is definitely worth a try. It is made with water chestnut and corn, which give it a natural sweet and aromatic taste. The dry griddles meat with spices should also be given the green light.