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10 Hot Pot Places In Penang You’ll Need To Jio Your Friends To Go

Hello, friends! We are really excited as it is hot pot season (not a legit season) in Penang. After the grand opening of the very first Haidilao opening in Gurney Paragon, hot pot, in general, has been making waves on social media platforms. Without further ado, we have compiled a list of hot pot places around Penang for you to discover. Grab your friends!

10 Hot Pot Places In Penang

1. Haidilao

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Photo: @haidilaohotpotus (Instagram)

It is hard to start off a hot pot list without kicking it off with Haidilao. Located in Gurney Paragon, the hot pot restaurant was one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings in Penang. Known for its amazing customer service, freebies, and multiple choices of broth all at once, it is definitely a must-visit at least once in your lifetime!

Address: Gurney Paragon, 163D-L4-13 & 13A, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

2. Xiao Long Kan

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Photo: @xiaolongkanmy (Instagram)

Here’s to another brand new opening. All the way from China, Xiao Long Kan has opened its first store in Penang. Taking over Wendy’s spot at Sunrise Tower, Xiao Long Kan is known for its mala hot pot. With Sichuan and Chongqing style, Xiao Long Kan will be a hit for spicy lovers. With a doll draped in meat slices, we are sure that the experience at this hot pot restaurant is like no other.

Address: 190-192, Persiaran Gurney, Sunrise Tower, 10250 Penang.

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Status: Non-Halal

3. Hong La Jiao

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There will be a queue for Haidilao and Xiao Long Kan, and it is no different for Hong La Jiao. This famous hot pot spot has been operating for several years, and it is still going on strong. Known for its Szechuan spicy hot pot, Hong La Jiao has very comprehensive ingredients. Anything that you are craving for, this spot has it. We love the fact that we can create our very own sauces with so many condiments!

Address: 190, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 6:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.

Status: Non-Halal

4. Sawara

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Let’s take it down the notch from the heat! Sawara is famous for its milky fish head soup as a base. You will find common ingredients for hot pot, but many visitors noted that their slices are thicker in width. Some of the balls are homemade, too! Additionally, if you love everything about dishes, you will also need to try out porridge with deep-fried fish. Yums!

Address: 393, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

5. Gia Xiang

Photo: @gia_xiang_restaurant (Instagram)
Photo: @gia_xiang_restaurant (Instagram)

What happens when you want the best of both worlds? We are talking about spicy and clear soup. At Gia Xiang Steamboat Restaurant, it serves signature spicy broth, milky yam and fish broth, tomato broth, and others! A definite must-try is their milk yam and fish broth, that is known to be a good combination of sweet and savoury. Alternatively, you can also dish out on dry and spicy hot pot.

Address: 8, Jalan Krian, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Status: Non-Halal

6. As You Like HK Chicken Pot

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Photo: @mychihuo (Instagram)

Nestled in Jalan Chow Thye, this restaurant is a hit among Malaysians. Originating from Hong Kong, this hot pot restaurant first opened in Kuala Lumpur before making its way to Penang. Famous for its mala hot pot, you will taste the difference as it comprises of more than 60 ingredients. Apart from this, we love the fact that you will able to customise the spiciness and numbness based on your preferences!

Address: 56, Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Status: Non-Halal

7. Guo Xiang Fu

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Time to mellow the list down with some porridge broth. Guo Xiang Fu’s signature menu features porridge broth with fresh seafood. It gets even better ’cause it is served in a claypot. Pick your favourite seafood dishes and throw them all in for a hearty meal. Who knew something so tasty can be equally healthy? Oh, they have spicy milk soup base too!

Address: 10, Jalan Seang Tek, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Status: Non-Halal

8. Eam Huat Charcoal Steamboat

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Hello, is it a traditional charcoal steamboat you’re looking for? Known to be the best spot for charcoal steamboat, this restaurant takes no reservations. If you would like to try out their offerings, be sure to be here as early as 6:00 p.m.! Choose a set, and you can add on when you’re done. Do take note that there’s no air conditioning available in this restaurant.

Address:  7, Medan Penaga, Kampung Batu Lanchang, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Opens daily except Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

9. Zhui Guo Zu

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Remember the steamboat with bear-shaped spices? When cooked, the spices will melt into the pot, turning it into a thick and spicy broth. You can try it out at Zhui Guo Zu! In this hot pot restaurant, you can also customise your preferences for the broth. The Instagram-worthy hot pot also comes with a good selection of fresh dishes, and homemade fish balls and shrimp balls.

Address: 138-01-05, Anson Cube Jalan Anson, 10400 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Status: Non-Halal

10. Flavor Food

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You have read about spicy soup, milky fish soup – but, have you read about coconut chicken steamboat? Tucked in Jalan Burma, Flavor Food’s famous coconut chicken steamboat causes human traffic. Similar to other hot pot restaurants, there will be a waiting time if no reservations are made. There are many handmade ingredients such as fish balls waiting for you!

Address: 217 M, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

Where’s your go-to hot pot spot?

That’s the end of the list for 10 Hot Pot Places In Penang You’ll Need To Jio Your Friends To Go. Where is your usual hot pot place in Penang? With this list, you can explore the different options available! Don’t forget to tag your friends ’cause it is quite impossible to eat steamboat all by yourself! So, where’s your next hot pot adventure going to be?

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