Wednesday, May 24, 2006

BKT Steamboat!!



I read in some other food blogs that there is a shop in Taman Billion in Cheras serving Bak Kut Teh soup based steamboat. Being the BKT King, I just had to check it out. The shop itself is easy to find. It on the same row as all those western restaurants such as Cowboy and Kaki Corner. Its called New Taste Steamboat.



As with all steamboat restaurants, you start off with a huge platter (actually how big the plate is depends on how many people you ordered for!) of the obligatory balls (fish, salmon, pork, etc etc), crab sticks, prawns, tofu, chicken fillet, and vegetables. Sorry for the photo, I only realised I havent taken a photo after emptying half the plate into the steamboat!



For the night as it was only 3 of us, we only added in a plate of "Sui Kao" or meat dumplings, pictured above. There was also the usual "Bee Hoon", "Yee Mee" and eggs to add to the soup at the end but we were so busy eating I forgotten to take a picture. Again, my sincere apologies....



Anyway back to the food! As you can see above, the blackish bak kut teh soup is boiling away beautifully. The aroma from the soup is quite good but you will definately notice its not as strong as proper bak kut teh. Some how the watered down bak kut teh soup really works!!! There was notthing special about the ingredients that were put in but the soup tasted fantastic as we added more and more stuff into it. A definate must try for everyone!!! It must be said though that once the "Yee Mee" was put into the soup, the strong smell of the "Yee Mee" overpowered the soup but I still thought it was nice.

If you like steamboat and game for something deliciously different, I would suggest New Taste Steamboat in Taman Billion, Cheras!!

Makan Kings ratings = 7 out of 10

Cheers,
-BKT King-

8 Comments:

Blogger boo_licious said...

Shld have used meehoon instead! Looks good, people are so innovative nowadays with food. Great for us as we have more to try out.

11:38 PM, May 24, 2006  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

boo,

Yeah, they gave us mee hoon also. We threw all the noodle ingredients together la :D

Cheers,
-BKT King-

1:41 PM, May 25, 2006  
Blogger KampungboyCitygal said...

How much per head approximately? The last time I had is RM 9.90 per head (promotion period)..The food quality is Ok for the price..But if it goes more than 20 bucks..then i might reconsider my second visit

6:06 PM, May 27, 2006  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

kampungboycitygirl

Err...cant really remember. I think including the set + the extra "sui kao" and tea we paid about RM40. So works out to be about RM17 per person? I actually think its quite good. Something different la u know? :D

By the way, would like to thank you guys. I actually read the review at you blog first before going there myself! THANKS!!! :D

Cheers,
-BKT King-

7:10 PM, May 28, 2006  
Anonymous ruby said...

Yeah you guys rawk. We also followed a lead from a food blog to a certain Yut Kee restaurant in Jalan Dang Wangi. It was sweet!

10:07 PM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Sue said...

Ooh looks good! :) I recently tried a new innovative steamboat too called "Big Bone Steamboat" that was featured in the paper. Quite interesting..some meaty stock with big bones, where you can actually suck the marrow out of.

1:00 PM, June 05, 2006  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

Sue,

That sounds interesting!! Care to share the location with us? Maybe we will pay a visit and write up a review.

Cheers,
-BKT King-

12:12 AM, June 06, 2006  
Anonymous tyna said...

i'm gonna link you at my xanga's blog. =D

1:44 PM, June 07, 2006  

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