Monday, November 26, 2018

Feasting at Pak John Steamboat

Feeling like having halal steamboat? Introducing Pak John Steamboat at IOI city mall. It's a family friendly steamboat restaurant too.

Pak John Steamboat & BBQ Buffet IOI City Mall

Priced at RM42.90++ per person, the variety and quality of food provided is definitely way much worthy. We are talking about 100+ food choices! That's why it's great for big group dining too. Because it satisfies everyone.

Each pot can be filled with a soup base. Choose from chicken soup (great for those with young children like me), miso, tomyum, prawn or curry. I should have brought more people with me because I really want to try other soup variety too. Nevermind, more excuse to visit in the near future! The pots are heated using electricity, no worries that baby Bing might be too near to an open fire source.

Firstly, look at their meat and seafood section. You name it, they have it. Scallops on a stick, scallops with shells on, prawns, soft shell crabs, squids, clams and other shellfish. I would say among my favorite is the marinated meat section. Huge slab of chicken/beef marinated with black pepper/honey/satay/hot sauce. With some simple DIY grilling, these turn into absolute delicacies.

There's also a huge range of fresh vegetables like bak Choi, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, pumpkin, mini corns, cauliflower, sweet corn, broccoli, Roman lettuce and kangkung. Tofu includes white tofu, tofu pok, egg tofu and crispy bean curd. Even mushrooms include champignon mushrooms, enoki, black fungus and oyster mushrooms. And of course eggs. The vegetarian options are so extensive.

Various fresh and dry noodles are also free for us to pick from.

As if that's not enough, there are also unlimited premium beef and lamb slices, abalone and smoked duck slices available upon order.

For young children who doesn't want to wait, there's also fried rice/noodles with vegetables, steam sweet corns, fried fish balls, spicy fried chicken, sausages and nuggets.

The selection of sauces is also fresh. Love the shallots oil and lime chili sauce which really tantalizes my taste buds.

The dessert section is equally exciting. Besides ready made fruit cocktail, dadih and cendol santan, there are also cakes and fruits such as papaya, watermelon, orange and pineapple.

Ice cream flavours include chocolate, cookies and cream, matcha, strawberry and coffee.

Or have a portion of shaved ice Ais Batu Kacang. It's drizzled with fragrant corn and rose syrup. The bottom of the glass is filled with preserved red beans, cendol, cream corn, nata de coco and cincau. Such a generous portion that Bing is absolutely thrilled about!

There's also a partitioned cubicle for big groups and on that particular night we had 2 birthdays happening of which Bing happily sang birthday songs to.

Our verdict 8/10! Thumbs up for the great service and value for money. Perhaps the only downside is the relatively pricey parking rates at IOI mall which was RM4 for the first hour and RM1 each hour thereafter on a weekend.

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