Sunday, October 21, 2007

Restaurant Hau Xiang Lai Steamboat and Teo Chew Bah Kut Teh, SS2

Many shops sells hawker fare in day time while at night, it's converted to tai chow place (chinese stir fry).
Hau Xiang Lai had the same concept, the only difference was, they serve bak kut teh and dishes by day, and steam boat by night. I did get to try on both occasion, and decided to combine both my lunch and dinner there in 1 post....
Their BKT was cooked in teo chew style, hence, the soup was lighter in colour, and not as thick.The BKT(RM14) was average, the broth was thinner in flavour; it had generous servings of mushrooms and foochook. The meat (the usual choice of lean, fatty, ribs, stomach, intestines) was not as tender as I like it, but it's still fine. I'd prefer my BKT a tad more bitter, Hau Xiang Lai's was too mild. Guess it depends on preference as my friend CW loves teochew BKT..
We also tried their fish head with black bean sauce. It's just mediocre, in fact, SL find it somewhat fishy. Quite large serving for RM20 though.
As for dinner, Hau Xiang Lai is converted to steamboat restaurant, guess it's a pretty comfortable place to have steamboat as it's with air condition. The servings are charged according to per pax, I cant recall how much per pax, but it's about RM16 per person. You can also choose to take some ala carte orders (additional ingredients) for the steam boat.Price ranges from RM2 to RM10 per plate. We liked the fish taufoo, sui kows and porkballs.The choice of soup base includes cheng thong (light soup), tom yam and BKT . We had cheng thong and tomyam, was ok.
Overall, the food in Hau Xiang Lai is average, but no complaints. Just average.

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Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

life is too precious for mediocre normal food haha..goin to give this a miss thank u..

22 October, 2007  
Blogger Christy said...

Steamboat...always a nice one for family and friends gatherings:D

22 October, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

joe: haha...mediocrity is just too plain for u eh? ;p.

christy: yup, so that we can yak and yak while waiting for the food to cook..good bonding time :)

22 October, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

There's a steamboat place opposite Sunway Pyramid, the ppl are actually going crazy over the chicken wings and not the steamboat itself!

23 October, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

jason: yes, i know which one you're talking about..hahaha the chic wings are freaking popular there!

23 October, 2007  
Blogger team bsg said...

this one long established clear BKY style , which according to our Klang kaki( kuai lan one ) no taste at all but we are ok as long as tastes like meat soup hahaha.
never try the night one though

24 October, 2007  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

I tried their steamboat when they newly offer it. It was buffet back then and variety was quite impressive. I tried the clear soup and bkt soup base. BKT tasted weird.

25 October, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

team bsg: i guess your KLn fren may be right..i do have loyal klang BKT frens who complaint that the BKT here is too diluted

precious pea: yes, i was told..but i didnt try it when it was buffet style. really? the bkt soup base tasted weird? luckily i didnt try that..

25 October, 2007  

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