Ma La Steamboat! In the morning, I went to the Bei Hai Gong Yuan (will be posting about this soon). And the previous days at Beijing was REALLY cold. I was super excited about the fact that I’m going to eat Steamboat!
A friend recommended me to this place so I decided to pop by. The restaurant actually serves more than just Steamboat. They also serve Chong Qing dishes.
To be frank, I’m not a fan of Ma La Steamboat. Nope. I always go to the Chong Qing Steamboat along Liang Seah Street at Bugis, but I always avoid the Ma La soup. Too spicy, too numbing – as the name suggests. Besides, Singapore is too DAMN hot to enjoy anything of that nature.
When I got to this place, I thought, ah, what the heck, just give it a try. And boy am I glad I did! There were 2 of us and we ordered so much stuff!
Sorry that day too hungry, ate everything then only realise forgot to take pic!
3 X plates of vegetables, 1 X premium lamb, 1 X beef, 1 X Inoki mushrooms, 1 X huge plate of fresh fish, 1 X fried tou fu skin, 1 X carton of fruit juice, 1 X unsweetened soy bean milk and 2 X sauces.
The bill came up to RMB150 (SGD$30). Those in red above, are complimentary! The fish was damn big lor! Pricey? Maybe. But it was DAMN good and I am officially in love with Ma La Steamboat now!!!! Fried tou fu skin tastes so very good with Ma La soup base! We were VERY VERY full. As I walked out of that place, I was quite sure I wouldn’t want to eat steamboat for the next six months but wahahaha, on the 2nd day I was back in Singapore, I went to eat Ma La Steamboat at Liang Seah Street and boy did it suck. The Ma La Steamboat at Jin Shan Cheng @ Beijing, is way, way better.
Alright, so here’s the place. Address as follows:
I hope you can see. Those in stars are the restaurant outlets. They have many and are quite big in Beijing. I went to the one at Hua Yuan Qiao Dian – top left hand corner of the map. It was quite near my hotel so I walked there. The nearest subway station is Da Zhong Shi but it’s not within walking distance. You’ll have to take a cab.
Oh oh, I made a detour to Carrefour that day as well. Look at my purchases!!
For all that, it cost me RMB100 (SGD20). The toothbrushes damn cheap can?! SGD 2 for a branded toothbrush like Oral B with all that complicated, fancy functions
that nobody really is sure if it’s that big a deal leh! Good no?!
Oh yes, the yellow thing on the top right is…… you guessed it! Sanitary Pads! Muahaha! I just wanted to try and see if their brand is good. So cheap.
Now if we zoom in on the cup noodles……..
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the BEST cup noodle in Beijing!! This was told to me by an air steward (er cos I ate this on the plane). I loved it! It was really delicious – definitely worth a try!
Brand Name: Tang Bo Shi
maggie mee Pork Rib with Spring Onions Noodles!