27 Jun, 2009
Restoran Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot (重庆鸡公煲)
Posted by: Wen Ching In: Chinese Food
This post is dated back to November 2007 when there were lots of restaurants mushrooming in Kuchai Lama area. We decided to give this place a try after knowing that Ho Chak introduced this restaurant.
Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot is a chain restaurant founded in China. It has many outlets all over China and new branches are also found in the Philippines, Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong and Malaysia. As far as we know, there are 3 branches located in Malaysia – Kuchai Lama, Kepong and Johor.
The interior of the restaurant was nice and simple. But bear in mind that it could be a little warm during the day as I have experienced it with Ai Wei quite some time ago.
There are several types of meat to choose for the hot pot, namely chicken, pork, beef, fish and prawns. Small hot pots are priced at RM18.80, medium at RM25.80 and large at RM34.80. You can also tailor the level of spiciness to your own preference. We had a small chicken hot pot (鸡公煲) with medium level of spiciness. Unlike normal hot pots, this restaurant serves hot pot without soup and little gravy. Served piping hot, the chicken was rather spicy, soft and springy, it was garnished with celery, onions, parsley and carrots. It was very nice when eaten with plain white rice.
Next, we had an extremely spicy pork ribs hot pot (恐龙骨煲). Dried chilies are visible in the pot and the pork ribs were spicy, it was delicious! Meat wise, we would prefer chicken to pork because of the softness and the bounciness of the chicken meat. As for the level of spiciness, the spicier the better!
The staff poured the soup into the hot pot when we’re almost done eating the meat and vegetables. The flaming soup was very spicy and flavourful, especially after cooking the ingredients for a long time. Other than that, customers are free to choose additional ingredients such as fish balls, bean curd and other vegetables to add into their hot pot. Prices ranged from RM1 to RM4.
Overall, it was a delightful meal, it suits people like us who craved for spicy food at all times. Remember to bring along a box of tissue with you when you decided to challenge the fiery meal! For more information, please visit the Chinese official website here.
21, Jalan Kuchai Maju 8,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
Taman Entrepreneurs Park,
58200 Kuala Lumpur,