Mom is getting old. We are worried that cooking a big feast is too tiring for her, so we persuaded her that we should eat out instead. This was the replacement dinner for the Mid Autumn Festival.
We decided to go to this place for a steamboat dinner.
Or Loong Moon Hak Zhan in Cantonese. There is no branch or franchise for this guy, there is only 1 outlet in Cheras, smack in the midst of that cluster of shops opposite Leisure Mall. Apparently they are quite famous, we had to make reservations in advance to avoid disappointment upon arrival.
As the restaurant’s name suggested, this is an ancient China themed restaurant. The entire restaurant is decorated to resemble an ancient Chinese inn.
That’s about it though. The cuisine here is nothing like what you can get in those ancient inns. But then, what do I know? My only experience with hak zhan is through TVB and China drama series. Here we eat steamboat. And charcoal fire steamboat at that.
The staff brought a fan and placed it on the floor, facing the charcoal pot, and turned it on.
Actually no, I just made up the name of the soups. They have fancy names, but I forgot, and I’m not really bothered to search for right names online. The clear soup is a chicken bones broth or something, and the herbal soup is basically that, a herbs based broth.
After this point of time, I totally forgot about taking photos. Was too busy stuffing myself with food.
A lot of people told me the herbal soup broth is awesome, but I personally prefer the clear soup broth.
I don’t think this is the best steamboat restaurant in terms of the soup base or the food, but for the ancient China feel, yeah why not? I’ll come back in a heartbeat 😉 .
18-1, Jalan Manis 4, Taman Segar, Cheras, 56100, Kuala Lumpur. Phone number: 03-9130 1062