When it comes to deciding on what to have for dinner in Cameron Highlands, the thought of having steamboat will automatically pops up in mind instantaneously. Plates of fresh ingredients waiting to be cooked in boiling hot soup, it’s hard to resist the temptation of having steamboat outdoor in a chilly weather of Cameron Highlands.
There are dozens of restaurants serving steamboat in Cameron Highlands. That said, the ingredients provided / given are more or least the same for the restaurants in Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The only difference that set them apart is the price per head / person / portion. Due to its prime location, most of the shops situated along the main road of Brinchang normally charge more than the rest. At the end of the day, it’s just a matter of personal preference on which shop to dine in… and availability as tourists tend to fill the restaurant to the brim during peak hours.
Lucky for us, we spotted this restaurant when we were finding for empty parking lot around Brinchang area. It wasn’t packed at that moment and hence we decided to have our meal once we parked our car.
Other than steamboat, they do offer normal Chinese-style ala-carte stir-fry dishes. But we opted for the former as we were in the mood for one. Moreover, it was the sight of their charcoal steamboat that pretty much sealed the decision.
Like any other steamboat restaurants in Cameron Highlands, they allocate the portions according to the number of people. We waited for quite awhile before they appeared with the raw ingredients one by one.
The last one to arrive was the heavy-duty looking charcoal-fueled steamboat pot. The good thing about having charcoal is that it tends to boil faster than normal portable gas stove… or maybe it’s just me who think so.
Sliced pork, chicken meat, prawns, squids, fishballs, meatballs, sliced fish meat and etc were all arranged properly in several plates. Underneath them all were vegetables. Heaps and heaps of different types of vegetables placed at the base making the protiens looked rather little. Noodles were given too alongside with a couple of eggs. In the clear (tasteless) broth, there’re cabbages which requires a longer cooking time.
For RM16 per portion, they might not be the cheapest but they’re definitely one of the cheaper ones compared to the rest (in Brinchang) who charges RM18 onwards. Portion wise, they were rather little on the meats. I was tempted to order more meat but didn’t do so as we were heading to the night market nearby for more food!
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