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Monday 9 December 2013

Pak John Steamboat Buffet Fired up for Steamboat & Grilling @ eCurve by FollowMeToEatLa

Steamboat dinners are always enjoyable as there are many types of ingredients to dunk into a flavourful broth while everyone gets to cook their meals together. Great fun for all and great for family bonding too as 'A family that Eats together Stay together'.

I always enjoyed eating steamboat because it's a healthy meal & low in fat content. I was happy to be invited to makan hangout with Nomster at Pak John Steamboat & Yong Tau Foo recently. So, welcome to  the world of healthy and delicious eating with me at the latest steamboat outlet in town.  

Located conveniently on the lower ground floor of eCurve Shopping Mall, the newly opened halal restaurant serves a wide selection of dishes with more than 100 varieties of fresh seafood, poultry, meat, and vegetables. As this place is within eCurve's trendy lifestyle hub, this place provides a contemporary dining space for patrons to take a break from shopping.  Exudes a relaxed and welcoming ambience, this spacious outlet is great for company functions as they can accommodate a seating capacity of 200 pax. 
Nice Decor VIP room 
Also available are 2 VIP rooms for special functions which have to be reserved with prior bookings. Tastefully designed private room with granite table top, this room can easily fit 10 to 15 pax per table comfortably. With the sliding door in between the 2 rooms, this room can be converted into a spacious function room to cater for birthday celebration, anniversary dinners, company functions among others. 

Choose from an extensive variety sumptuous buffet spreads of more than 100 fresh selections of seafood, poultry, and meat which includes Australian beef slices, new Zealand lamb slices, organic vegetables and mushrooms. Seriously lived by their tagline or caption ie 'Quality & Fresh', I was delighted to discover that food served here are of the freshest and finest, premium quality for us to savour. 

 Fresh beef and lamb with signature in-house meat marinates
Colourful & Cute 'Lucky Cat' Surimi series to entice the kiddies
Adorable & Cute looking 'Lucky Cow' Surimi series   
3 Delicious Choices of Soup base 
To start with we were served with steamboat soup base choices of the regular chicken, spicy tomyam and a very special Miso soup. Something different and unique, I was looking forward to try out this healthy and full of goodness soup. I have tried Miso soup before as it's a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called "dashi" in Japanese restaurant but not as a soup base for steamboat. 

 Special Steamboat Pot at Pak John's    
Pak John's very unique 2 in 1 steamboat pot with comes with a removable grilling pan. The pot is designed to contain one kind of soup, while the grill in the centre allows diners to barbecue their meats. What makes them different from others is that the grilling pan shall be change to a fresh one once it gets too burnt. So in this way, diners will be well assured that they get to grill and eat BBQ meats minus the blacken burnt food.  

For steamboat meals, dips are of great importance. Here, you get 4 choices of sauces, starting off with the in house made Thai Green chilli, Thai Chilli , Sweet Sauce and last but not least, my very own favourite, Belacan Chilli sauce. The co-owner is proud of their Thai Green Chilli sauce as it was a hit with many of their diners that gave praise for the special unique flavour. It comes off with a fresh lemonish to sweetness which later to spicy taste to the tongue. For me, this sauce is not doubt nice and special but it doesn't goes with steamboat. I would prefer the belacan chilli sauce to anything in the world. I'm a great fan of any belacan sauce, so I was practically eating them out of the sauce plate rather than using it as dipping sauce! 

                   Simply irresistible smoky and succulent duck breast              
Grilling at Pak John can't get any better as diners are served with premium smoky and succulent duck breast meat. Couldn't resist this one but after my first bite, I found an even better way to eat it ... wrapped with fresh organic and crispy lettuce dipped into belacan sauce, this combination was the perfect appetizer for me. 

A plate of goodness - Australia Beef slices 
Glorious looking with unlimited supply of Smoked Abalone Slices
The freshness of the seafood was top-notch and a wonderful accompaniment with the Miso soup. What I liked about Pak John's seafood is that they're very generous with their serving. I get to savour large chunky pieces of dory fish - sutchi fillet cooked in the flavourful soup. The fillet with a delicate texture, went well with the miso soup too. Not forgetting the bamboo shells, clams, squids and prawns, I was in awe with the lavish spread of treasure from the sea that night. 
Highly recommended : Meaty Beef Balls  
Delightful Cheese Seafood Tofu  

Tasty Fish 'En' Cheese Shrimp

 Surprise by cheesy stuffing in the Fish 'En' Cheese Shrimp
Taiwan Cuttle Fish ball
Another noteworthy surimi that worth mentioning is the Taiwan Cuttle Fish Ball. Something different, it's made with fresh tiny cuts of squid within. I really enjoyed biting into these cuttle fish ball with real squid inside, chewy with an added extra texture, this tiny morsels are so tasty. It was really good and for that, it gets thumbs up from me.
Nutritious Mushrooms
I loved my mushrooms. Fresh or dried, I love them all. Pak John's menu features a wide array of mushroom with 6 types of mushrooms to choose from starting with the straw, button, shitake, oyster, enoki and even the king mushrooms. I, for most had a great time, savouring all these low calorie, fat-free and packed with powerful nutrients mushrooms in 3 different broths and to find that it's really goes with the delish Miso soup again.

Besides that, this all-you-can-eat buffet serves limitless drinks, ice-cream and fruits for diners to eat to their heart content. Free flow of drinks: special rose tea (my favourite), orange cordial, white coffee, cappuccino, teh-O and even latte. 

Remembering to check out this waffle station. The friendly Chef in waiting to serve piping hot and fluffy waffles straight from the pan according to your order. Appetising spreads comes with kaya, chocolate, peanut butter, strawberry and butter.  

Also, not forgetting the all time favourite ice-cream potong that will surely brings back nostalgia memories of our carefree childhood days. I tried out my favourite flavour, durian but I found it too sweet for me. Anyhow, I would like to try the Cendol flavour if I comes back here with my family the next time, probably in mid Dec to celebrate my 'special' day!  

In conclusion, I find that this outlet offers an excellent value for its food with great emphasis on freshness and quality, well assured that all are of premium product and will not compromised on the quality and service for its customers. Seriously this place is real money for value as I don't think you can find any place offering imported Australia beef, New Zealand lamb plus Smoked Duck at a mere RM 28.00 Buffet-Style price.

Well, this is the kind of restaurant that gives you the nice, comfy feeling after dining there. So, if you're looking for quality premium steamboat cuisine in a great and cozy environment, Pak John is the place to be!
Please note this outlet does not serve pork and alcohol on its menu.

Pak John Steamboat & Yong Tao Foo
e@curve Mutiara Damansara
Lot LG-13A & LG-15,
Lower Ground Floor, Ecurve. No 2A,
Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya Selangor.

03-7733 3913
018-386 3139
018-389 3139

Operation Buffet Hours : 6pm – 10pm  (Monday-Thursday)

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  1. steamboat, have been quite long since the last time :P thanks for reminding :P

  2. Good place with premium food - Australia beef, New Zealand Lamb & even Smoked Duck. Now offer @My Deal only RM 20 only ...


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