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20 May, 2009

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古酒家)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Chinese Food

A post dated back to March 2008, when Sugar Bean had a date with Ai Wei. We were deciding where to have our lunch on a Sunday afternoon and decided to visit this steamboat restaurant which we love and visited countless times.


We were first introduced to this restaurant by our Chinese friends. As steamboat and spicy food lovers, we fell in love with this restaurant on our first visit.

The restaurant was pleasant and well air-conditioned so you don’t have to worry about getting too warm when challenging the spicy steamboat.

For our starters, we had Mongolian starch jelly sheet (蒙古拉皮) priced at RM4.80. This cold dish is our all time favourite, the jelly sheet was light and chewy, coupled with cucumber and carrot strips, it was definitely a good start for the fiery meal. Other than this, we also tried their vinegared jelly fish (老醋蜇丝) and dried bean curd (凉拌香干) which was really good too.

On the day of our visit, they were offering buffet priced at RM22.90 per person for lunch and RM29.90 for dinner. It was quite a good deal and we gave it a go. For RM22.90, we can order as many steamboat ingredients as we want as long as we can finish it. We had spicy soup and herbal soup (鸳鸯锅) so that we can have both at the same time. The spicy soup was layered with chilli oil and consist of dried chilli and other herbs to boost its spiciness. Be careful of chewing into the herbs, because it might numb your tongue!

The fermented bean and sesame sauce (豆腐乳) was prepared by the restaurant specially for the steamboat. Their specialty sauce was heavenly delicious when eaten with the lamb slices.

Their thin lamb slices (羊肉片) is one of the must-order item in their restaurant. It was fresh, thinly sliced and very delicious after it has soaked up the spicy broth. It was so tasty that we lost count of the number of plates of lamb slices that we ordered.

Though we have been here many times, it was our first time trying out their deer slices (鹿肉片). This too, tasted quite good, but we somehow prefered the lamb slices compared to their deer slices.

Fresh bean curd (鲜豆腐) is our favourite food of all time so we ordered it. Also, we had their frozen bean curd (冻豆腐) which is ideal for the spicy soup.

We had mushrooms (香菇) and other vegetables for steamboat. We had a great time having steamboat with Ai Wei, perhaps this is the best way to have steamboat, to have a good chat while taking your time to cook and eat. Service was quite good, but nothing to shout about. No doubt we would definitely revisit this restaurant in the future.

Restaurant Information
290, Ground Floor,
Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03-21449688

11 Responses to "Inner Mongolia (内蒙古酒家)"

1 | J2Kfm

May 21st, 2009 at 12:30 am


reasonable, and lipsmacking stuff.

i’ll take the lamb as well, multiple plates of them, as the thinly sliced goodness is unrivalled in terms of taste.

the herbs referring to the peppercorns?

2 | Selba

May 21st, 2009 at 1:01 am


So interesting…

We used to have a Mongolian barbeque restaurant in Jakarta but already closed down for 10 years, too bad.

3 | Sean

May 21st, 2009 at 1:38 am


i’ve been trying to visit this place for ages, but never managed to. wonder whether inflation has caught up with it though … RM29.90 for a buffet dinner would be quite a steal for food of that calibre! 😀

4 | mimid3vils

May 21st, 2009 at 3:03 am


I heard many not-so-good reviews abt theirr buffet =.=

5 | Bangsar-bAbE

May 21st, 2009 at 3:32 am


You should try the salted egg pumpkin…damn nice!!

Hahaha…when I first went, I accidentally chewed on the spices…couldn’t feel my tongue the whole night! =P

6 | ai wei

May 21st, 2009 at 7:12 am


wahahahahaha, now only u posted it up. kekeke… it’s really a long long ago story wer…

love visiting this place with you. when u are back, let’s go visiting some nice steamboat ya.

7 | Big Boys Oven

May 21st, 2009 at 8:38 am


the food at this place is awesomely delicious!

8 | ~Christine~Leng

May 21st, 2009 at 10:17 am


gosh… i wanna try that spicy soup! wanna have the kicking feeling :) and sesame sauce… yumz

9 | cariso

May 21st, 2009 at 11:51 am


I have yet to see mongalian food in Penang. Wish to taste soon!

10 | Sugar Bean

May 21st, 2009 at 12:45 pm


J2Kfm, yeah, the lamb slices are definitely good! And this would make sure that the buffet is totally worth it! Haha! Yeah, what I mean is the Sichuan peppercorn, careful of biting into it or your tongue will feel numb!

Selba, too bad the restaurant has been closed down for 10 years. Perhaps there’re be new restaurants soon? Or you can pay KL a visit! :)

Sean, haha, it’s more than a year ago, most probably it’s more expensive now. But even not for the buffet, you can still check this place out for its good ma la steamboat.

Mimid3vils, oh, we haven’t heard any negative comments about their buffet so far. But if you were to compare their buffet as to their a la carte order of lamb slices, the a la carte one is obviously better. But still, we think that the buffet is quite worth the price.

Bangsar-bAbE, salted egg pumpkin definitely sounds good, thanks for the information, will try it out next time! Haha, yeah, the spices are really powerful!

Ai Wei, haha, it’s like a history to you because I think you posted it quite early. Sure thing, when I’m back, there’re so many things to do!

Big Boys Oven, can’t agree with you any further!

~Christine~Leng, yeah, love the excitement of having spicy steamboat, do check this place out when you’re back to KL!

Cariso, visit KL for food? :) Perhaps they’ll have one in Penang soon.

11 | JoinMe

November 6th, 2011 at 11:59 pm


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