The Cantonese Style Steamboat Galore – HarborCity Hong Kong Steamboat
HarborCity Hong Kong Steamboat 海城火锅 provide a similar concept with Harbour Restaurant 海港火锅 at Puchong which specialized in Macau Cantonese Style Steamboat, the restaurant claims to be using daily prepared fresh ingredient so we decided to give it a try during our weekend.
Steamboat Soup Selection
HarborCity Hong Kong Steamboat 海城火锅 offers a series of nutritious broth base:
- Pork Bone with Corn Soup 澳门猪骨汤 RM20.00
- Pepper Salted Vege with Pork Abdomen Soup 胡椒咸菜猪肚汤 RM20.00
- Cordyceps Hua Diao Herbal Soup 花雕药材汤 RM20.00
- White Fungus Papaya Soup 木瓜雪耳汤 RM15.00
- Preserved Egg with Chinese Parsley Soup 皮蛋香菜汤 RM15.00
- Tomato Corn Soup 番茄玉米汤 RM15.00
- Thai Tom Yum Soup 泰式东炎汤 RM15.00
- Sichuan Spicy Soup 四川麻辣汤 RM20.00
- Fish Head Soup 鱼头汤 RM20.00
Since diners are allowed to have mix broth base (for same price rate) so we decided to have Pork Bone with Corn Soup 澳门猪骨汤 (Signature Soup Base) plus Sichuan Spicy Soup 四川麻辣汤 for this steamboat session.
Steamboat waiting period is always undeniable the pain in the arse so we decided to order a plate of HK Preserved Egg (香港皮蛋) RM4.50 and Seafood Crispy Beancurd (脆皮海鲜豆腐) RM5.80 as our filler snacks.
The HK Preserved Egg is considered yummy (at least for us) with the runny yolk texture in the middle of the egg (溏心) while Seafood Crispy Beancurd is a huge let out (waste of $$) which tastes bland and very oily like Ca Koi (油炸鬼) just got out from the wok.
Personally would prefer Mun Ji Chop’s Seafood Crispy Beancurd which has a way better flavour to it! 😉
HarborCity Steamboat Ingredient
In addition to a great soup broth, the thin meat slices are also one of the key ingredients for a great steamboat feast!
HarborCity Hong Kong Steamboat menu offers various choices of sliced meat such as beef, lamb and pork.
The half portion set RM9.00 (yield around 6-8 slices) is just perfect option for two people.
Harbourcity Mushroom Pork Paste (手打香菇猪肉) RM16.00 has a very watery surface and lacking mushroom appearance on first sight.
Taste wise we prefer The Harbour’s Restaurant Version which is cheaper, tastier and less gamy.
Slice Hua Diao Chicken (花雕鸡片) RM8.00 is a marinated chicken with wine which has a strong scent of Hua Diao Wine (花雕酒) even after boiling it in the soup broth.
Chicken are succulent robust packed with Hua Diao Wine fragrant which is a highly recommended dish in this restaurant.
The Slip Beef (滑牛肉) RM10.00 from Harbourcity HK Steamboat is the main disaster (cancerous) that would turn us away (once and for all) from this restaurant!
Beef slices which took ages to be cooked (appears to remain raw red colour no matter how long we dip into boiled soup) cant help but keeps us from suspecting the freshness of the beef slices.
These bad boys have a slippery slimy texture and taste nonetheless like ammonia flavour after a mouthful from it. If you are looking for some vomit occasion then this is a “Must Order” from the restaurant list.
We are bad luck enough to encounter this disgusting masterpiece in the middle of our dining session which leads us straight away ask for bills then “Cabut” even though we are not even half filled our stomach that day! 😉
Prawn Dumpling (鲜虾水饺) RM6.80 is another “Fail Dish” that we encountered in Harbourcity HK Steamboat.
The restaurant claims to be using fresh shrimp on the menu but turns out to be some dried shrimp substitute in the actual dumpling.
Overall dumpling smells reeks and tastes unappetizing which seems nowhere near to the word “fresh” as they claim it would be!
*HarborCity Hong Kong Steamboat 海城火锅 does not provide a spacious ambience for a good dining experience. Utterly disappointed with the quality and grade of ingredients provided for steamboat. Definitely won’t recommend this restaurant for anyone when you can easily deserve a better steamboat restaurant with the same costs!
*Kindly note that menu availability and price might vary from time to time
Location and Contact Details of Harbourcity Hong Kong Steamboat Restaurant
Address: 68, Jalan SS21/62, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Open Hours: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm (Mon-Sun)