Thursday, November 29, 2007

DAMANSARA VILLAGE STEAMBOAT@ D'sara Jaya

Fancy having steamboat with extremely fresh seafood (still swimming) in a lush greenery and cool surrounding complete with beach resort style? Believe me, dining here is so relaxing with the sound of the man-made waterfall, it really feels like holidaying at a beach resort. Reality is, this place is located at Kg Sg Kayu Ara which is just a stone-throw away from Atria in Damansara Jaya and less than 10 minutes drive from my house! (Please refer to the map appended below).

If you have a big crowd, you can have more privacy by requesting for a private cabana. Sadly, due to small number of eating companion, I have yet to have a chance to sit in a cabana which would further enhance the 'steamboating at a beach resort' feel.

Picture courtesy of Damansara Village Steamboat

To keep the children entertained while the adults could eat in peace, it is very smart of them to have a man-made waterfall complete with a stream filled with fishes. Buckets and fishing nets are provided for the kids to fish! On my first visit, there was even a man making balloon sculptures which is free for kids. The excitement and the laughter from the kids made me feel like joining them.


Now, back to the food review. There are two types of ground chili paste served; the red and the green. And what I love most is the unlimited amount of fried shallots in oil that really enhance the taste of the food. As for the soup base, if not mistaken, you can either choose the clear soup or upgrade it to their signature Drunken Pot Herbal Wine Soup at a minimal cost. I have not tried the herbal soup yet as I still think clear soup is the best to enjoy the maximum sweetness from your ingredients.


Like any other steamboat restaurants, this place offers various types of steamboat sets, depending on the number of pax. On my first visit, I ordered the Standard set priced at RM18.80 per set (minimum 2 sets) that came with crystal fish ball, vege fish roll, stuffed beancurd, dumpling, fried beancurd sheet, quill egg, beancurds, otak tauhu, salmon ball, fuzhou vege ball, chicken ball, seafood beancurd and chinese cabbage.

And not forgetting the prawns, scallops and mussels. And also eggs, vermicelli and yee mee.



For our second visit, we decided to try the Seafood Package for 2 person. Priced at RM69 for 2 pax, I find this extremely reasonable. It came with the platter of the Standard Set (as above) for 1 pax as well as 2 whole flower crabs, 200g of tiger prawns and 500g of giant clams. The seafood here is extremely fresh as they were still swimming in the tanks before being served. The restaurant claims that all seafood are delivered fresh from Pulau Ketam daily.

Occasionally we will hear people scream when their prawns jumped off from the plate! I didn't manage to take a picture of the prawns before cooked for fear it might commit suicide by jumping off our table. I enjoyed savouring the prawns most, the sweet highly laden cholesterol roes from the head to the springy meat. Simply fantastic!

I love the flower crabs too. Surprisingly meaty and sweet. The sliced ginger and parsley added more aroma to the soup!


Hubby simply loves the giant clams which is huge with plump and juicy flesh. Cooking this requires lots of care and attention. I only cook a few at a time so that each time it pops open, I scoop it out immediate as it's simply a waste to overcook such good stuff!


On my fourth visit, we order the Seafood Package which can feed 3 - 5 pax priced at RM119. Similar to the above seafood package for 2 person, this set comes with the basic platter for 2 as well as choice of either a Silver Pomfret, Red Snapper or White Snapper. We tried the Silver Pomfret which was fresh from the fish tank! Being a non-fish lover, I still love this very much. Texture was smooth and almost as solid as scallops. Even the fish head and bones not wasted after simmering in the soup for extra sweetness.


The Giant Bamboo Clams is highly recommended too which is available in the ala-carte menu. I couldn't remember how much it costs but do try. The taste is amazing when the juices from the plump flesh burst in your mouth!


There are many other items in the menu such as sliced beef, enoki mushrooms, assorted greens and cooked food such as fried wantan and paper wrapped chicken.

Thinly-sliced BeefMy favourite Enoki Mushroom
Tung Ho aka Garland Chrysanthemum


We also discovered a good satay stall manned by a Malay lady at the side of the restaurant. Tender and well marinated, you don't even need to dip with the excellent satay sauce.

Damansara Village Steamboat Restaurant is located at:

1067, Jalan Jenjarum
Kg. Sg. Kayu Ara

Off Jalan SS23/10, Damansara Jaya
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel : 03 7803 1832

Business hours:- 5.30 p.m. to midnight daily.

Website:
http://damansaravillage.blogspot.com

Location Map:


27 comments:

ai wei said...

whoa... so many post on steamboat?! how come crazy for steamboat in a sudden?!

i miss pea n pumpkin. any new pics on them to post on?! hehe

Tummythoz said...

Passed by a few times. Always full house. No wonder-lar. Drools.

myCoffee said...

Wow, more steamboat? Anymore to come? ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

n the steamboat craze continues..wahahaha...how many times u eat here before u did this post ar..lots of investment here..

we shall continue with the porridge steamboat soon ok?

Nic (KHKL) said...

it's hard to get fresh silver pomfret these days...nice!the bamboo clams look succulent too!

evonne said...

I been here for twice and still looking forward to dine in here. I am steamboat lover too. Price here a bit pricy but it is acceptable as the seafood is really fresh and delicious

Hubby said...

In my view, certainly one of the better steamboat restaurants in PJ area. Really enjoyed the freshness of its seafood!!!

New Kid on the Blog said...

ai yo... this is good if it's cold weather... :D

Precious Pea said...

aiwei: I caught the steamboat bug, so i went crazy over it. After I am cured, i will post on Pea and Pumpkin yah?

tummythoz: Next time try la...this place not bad.

mycoffee: Hehehe...yes, stay tuned.

NJoe: I been there 4 times oledi...can't say it's investment la...just that I enjoy this place, that is why i keep coming back for more. Porridge steamboat, you arranging rite??

nic (khkl): Issit hard to get? I didn't know...but it's really good.

evonne: You been here too? Agree that the price is not cheap but then quality is excellent.

Hubby: Errr, that means more dinner at this place?? ;p~~~ Slurpz slurpz slurpz!

nkotb: Wah...if cold weather ar..i can have steamboat everyday lor!!!! Hahahaha!!!

Christy said...

Wow..that's one peep about me, I can see the seafood live and swimming if I am having seafood...hehe, just my quirk!
Anyway, seems to be a constant upgrade for you each time you went back to this place...hehe...from RM18.80 - RM69 and to RM119:D
But definitely a very nice environment ooo....;)

jason said...

Oh... seems quite easy to reach here. *grin*

Kenny said...

The Giant Bamboo Clams do look.. "Giant"^^

tankiasu said...

Look like a nice place to bring tourist friends for steamboat. :-P

KampungboyCitygal said...

now im interested too! giant bamboo clams for steamboat..

Precious Pea said...

Christy: Hehehe...first visit was only 2 of us, 2nd visit we brought one Makan Gang member, 3rd and 4th visit we went with 2 more person...that is why kept on upgrading. LOL!

jason: Yep, in fact, very near to King Crab.

kenny and kampungboycitygal: The bamboo clams very sweet, do try if you love seafood.

tankiasu: Hehehe..yalor...no need drive far far oledi.

MeiyeN said...

O_o everything here looks so delicious... oh god, feeling so hungry now! will try this place soon since it's highly recommended by you! :D

wmw said...

Wah, the bamboo clams so huge! *Scared*

daphne said...

yum! I love those seafood for steamboat!!! Look at the redness of the prawn...

ling239 said...

hmm... so this is Uncle Patrick's place ah... :p

mama bok said...

Yummy..! yummy..! yummy..!

~Christine~Leng said...

oh.. remembered. saw this place from the papers.. ;P U really like steamboat! but it's great to have it since it's raining everyday..

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

wah everything looks good n i can almost taste juice and chew of the giant clams. best steamboat so far. lucky KLites.

meatball online said...

wah wah wah... the bamboo clams looks so tempting!

team bsg said...

we only tried toddy here many moons ago ! seems so much food here ah. understand co-owned by this "niamah" guy aka tokkok who as true as his namesake disappointly never responded to our gluttony enquiries.
aha celebrities sure tokkok

Jackson said...

wow..u really in steamboat fever now!!

Precious Pea said...

meiyen: I got a feeling that you will like it here too.

wmw: Huh? Why scare?

daphne: Sedap sedap!

ling239: Yes, that's the place. Errm...owned by his daughter, i think.

mamabok: He he he.

christine: I think if i am in a cold climate country, I can have this every day!

terri: KK should have good seafood steamboat place too, no?

meatball online: The bamboo clams are as good as it looks.

team bsg: What did you enquired from him? Oh yes, they serve toddy too. Hehe.

Jackson: Yes wor....almost curing i hope.

Honey Star said...

Babe you are really on a steamboat frenzy!!! :D

Lovely looking place. Very relaxing ambiance. Eh is this place own by Patrick Teoh?

 

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