My wife craving for steamboat, she has been ‘hinting’ me many times whenever we pass by steamboat restaurant. After getting enough hinting, I decide to bring her to ding emperor steamboat located at SS2 Petaling Jaya. It is our first time going to this restaurant. I never hear any of my friends recommended this place, which I thought this place is a new restaurant.
It is not hard to miss this place. Especially they offer a discount if you dine there at a particular hour. Too bad when we arrive at the restaurant, it has passed the discount time. Our decision still go for it since we already arrive at the doorstep, and I am starving.
I like the interior decoration. It has a Taiwanese style. When we enter, we notice the place is pretty pack with people. This place is giving me high hope that we were going to get a good dinner. So we set ourselves comfortable in one of a table for a couple. My wife is browsing the food, and she takes a little bit longer time to order. After a while, we finalized our order and ready to whacking.
I want to try two different soups, one is spicy, and the other one is sweet. The spicy one is pretty much normal, but the sweet one is pretty much good. It contains a lot of Chinese cabbage, thus make the soup delicious. If they put red dates and goji berry, it will taste outstanding and give a pleasant aroma.
We order a few vegetables and two half portions of meat. Frozen tofu is something that you want to try. It goes well with spicy soup. Especially when the soup has boiled for quite a while, and there is chili oil on top, that is the right time you put the tofu. It will absorb the chili oil. I also order lotus root, my favorite vegetables. It goes well to sweet soup.
Overall, the place is right for group dining, just that I would not recommend this place. Besides it is expensive, there is nothing special from the ingredient. One glance from the menu, I know that it is pretty much ordinary dishes. I suggest you come here when the discount 30%, which is worth of money. Lastly, when the bill arrived, you need to check the item one by one is very detailed. I saw there is one appetizer that we did not order nor visit at our table, but they put into our bill anyway. Besides these, I don’t think I will come back to this ding emperor steamboat restaurant anyway.