Good day Foodies! We’re always talking about spots in Penang and I guess it’s time for us to introduce you amazing spots in Mainland to enjoy steamboat where you can lepak and enjoy at the same time. Steamboat is a ship or a boat that is powered by steam… kidding! Sometimes known as hot pot despite having a different shaped pot, both serve the purpose to cook raw ingredients in a hot broth. Today, most Malaysian call it as steamboat and has been the most-wanted spots for both gathering and empty stomachs.
10 Steamboat Spots In Mainland Penang You Have To Try
1. Zi Wei Yuan
Sitting in the middle of the most-wanted F&B area, Zi Wei Yuan is famous for its fish head soup and efficiency at serving customers. Despite its priciness, people are willing to pay for its tastiness and specialty. There are two types of soup: Fried Fish based and Grouper Fish based. The ingredients you put into will be able to absorb the taste of the thick and rich fish soup.
Address: 6525, Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Bunga Raya, 13000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 5:45 PM – 10:45 PM (Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday),
12 AM – 10:45 PM (Monday) (Close on Wednesday)
Contact No.: 012-452 4741
2.MOO-Kata Village Original Thai BBQ Steamboat
MOO-Kata Village is a popular spot for teenagers and gatherers for its cozy environment and amazing foods. Unlike other steamboat spots, this one offers 2 in 1 pot that has options for barbeque-ing and cooking in hot soups. Each pot comes with a set that has vegetables and meats altogether. Barbeque meats or anything you want at the top, and for a milder taste, pour your ingredients at the side where there’s soup. The meats are pretty decent and can surely fill up your desire when you dip into sauces given. The overall price is pretty reasonable but we suggest to go as a group to maximize the worthiness.
Address: No 7348 Ground Floor, Jalan Kampung Baru, Taman Teratai Indah, 13400 Butterworth, Penang
Operating Hours: 6 AM – 1:30 AM ( Monday-Saturday), 6 AM – 12 AM (Sunday)
Contact No.: 012-471 9770
3. Stone Nine by JiroShabu
Shabu-shabu has been very popular but little did we know there’s one hiding in the middle of Autocity. Shabu-shabu is a Japanese style steamboat and this one is at the next level. You can expect the best from their service, all the ingredients and food are out of this world. High-quality meats and ingredients are served and that includes even lobster, scallops as well as other seafood. Not only you get to enjoy shabu-shabu, but you’ll also get the chance to try imported meats. There’s something we have to mention, most people raw egg into shabu-shabu for a different kind of taste! However, an expectation for a higher price is needed if you’re looking to set foot.
Address: Auto City, 1809a, Jalan Perusahaan, Bukit Tengah, 13600 Perai, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)
Contact No.: 04-506 2751
4. DW Steamboat & BBQ
This place is receiving lots of positivity lately due to changes and improvements made. Despite being underrated in the past, it has recently turned over a new leaf with a changed boss. An affordable buffet style steamboat that has since pleased lots of customers that seek for tummy-filling steamboat. The ingredients available are more than enough for you to enjoy to the maximum. There are all sorts of meatballs and tofus as well as meats for you to choose from! There’s also an alternative option for you to grill your food at the bottom of the pot so you get to enjoy both of them at the same time!
Address: Ground Floor, 46, Lorong Teras Jaya 9, Taman Perindustrian Teras Jaya, 13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM (Close on Thursday)
Contact No.: 018-669 1966
5. Gia Xiang
Gia Xiang has been very popular for its worthiness when it comes to ordering lots of ingredients and meats. In fact, people are in love with its mala soup that is worth the shot even if it makes you sweat like no tomorrow. You’d find yourself ordering pork slices over and over again because they’re simply worth it. Customers usually order lots of pork slices and most importantly, the bursting meatballs with cheese filling. You should definitely try out the fried snacks especially the luncheon meats and Taiwan sausages. The side sauces are nothing fancy but are indeed enough to satisfy you. If you’re looking for authenticity that is both wallet and tummy-friendly, this is definitely the spot.
Address: 5, Business City Centre, Jalan Raja Uda, Kampung Baharu, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Contact No.: 04-313 4548
6. Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo
Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo has been the one people usually refer to steamboat as due to its classy name that indicates people of Chong Qing’s famous mala steamboat. The spiciness and numbness of the Mala soup is a challenge to almost everyone even when you asked for the least spicy one. They serve almost everything you can possibly imagine and even exotic ones! They have multiple kinds of meatballs, some are handmade and some are frozen but definitely fresh ones. You have to check out the fried salmon meatballs and don’t miss out slices of pork that is placed on a wooden mini hanger. Vegetables are rich in textures and fresh, suitable for slow cooking in a steamboat.
Don’t worry about the sauces as they have a table full of it. The ambiance is amazing and not to mention the classiness that brings you to China. Although it has lots of tables, we’d suggest you reserve in advance.
Address: 33, Jln Icon City, Icon City, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 2 AM (Opens Daily)
Contact No.: 04-505 7177
7. Hong La Jiao
Hong La Jiao is a pretty decent place where you can eat mala and non-mala soup. People sometimes order dry wok instead of ordinary soup and it’s something worth giving a shot to. Moreover, they have more than 10 sauces for you to choose from. Even though Hong La Jiao is a steamboat restaurant, people are in love with its fried snacks that have been praised for numerous time. Despite the authenticity and tastiness, the price is slightly higher.
Address: Pusat Perniagaan Raja Uda, 64A, Jalan Raja Uda, Kampung Baharu, 12300 Butterworth, Penang
Operating Hours: 3:30 PM – 2:30 AM (Opens Daily)
Contact No.: 04-313 3718
8. Hooi Kee
This is where you can enjoy seafood restaurant at its finest. Despite having fresh ingredients every day, their Tomyam soup is amazing. A fairly wide choice of seafood to choose from as well as some other meats that fit perfectly to its labeled price.
Gathering or not, this is definitely the place you can find authentic seafood steamboat at an affordable price.
Address: 58, Tingkat Binjai 12, Taman Sri Rambai, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Close on Monday)
Contact No.: 04-538 6443
MamaVege is a vegan-style steamboat restaurant that has been quite popular recently. Although a steamboat is meant to be eaten with meats, MamaVege proved there’s another way to satisfy all the craves in a vegetarian-way. The soups are very much tasty and so are all the ingredients that include meatballs that are not actually real! Vegan seafood is the bomb when placed into the hot boiling Tomyam or herbal soup. Furthermore, they have lots of main dishes and plenty of fried snacks you have to try. Who would’ve thought there’s a place to end the pickiness of people beside you in a good way?
Address: 162, Jalan Raja Uda, Kampung Baharu, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM (Opens Daily)
Contact No.: 013-979 6333
10. Sarrawanas Steamboat
This place caters for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian with their super-duper-licious soup. Considered the best Indian steamboat yet, you’d see lots of families gather here. Sarrawanas serves ordinary ingredients that are extraordinarily mouth-watering and there’s plenty of choices. Fresh prawns, meatballs, meat slices, you name it! The Tomyam soup is not spicy and is just “right there”, most-definitely a tolerable taste for non-spicy lovers.
Pst, they have grill ones available too and can be placed with steamboat pot! Vege or non-vege? It’s your decision.
Address: 1st Floor, No. 4988, Jalan Kampung Benggali, 12200 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM (Weekdays), 11 AM –10 PM (Weekends)
Contact No.: 011-1142 9123
Steamboat in Mainland
There are so many more out there but here are our top 10 list in Mainland. Which one would most-likely please you to reunite with your friends and families? Leave your comments down below.