When patrons walk into As You Like Hong Kong Chicken Pot 香港隨變燒烤麻辣雞煲 on Chow Thye Road, George Town, Penang, they will be comforted with its non-halal steamboat and Mala spicy flavours.
It’s just two weeks after opening up their new premises and the restaurant is already seeing a steady flow of patrons.
In the air-conditioned restaurant, guests can expect enhanced comfort while waiting for the hot pot to come to a boil. Served in a clay pot, it comes with several types of soup – Authentic Chicken Pot, Si Chuan Spicy Chicken Pot, Spicy Chicken Pot, Sour Pig Stomach Chicken Pot, and the Special 2 in 1 Whole Chicken Pot (with choices of any 2 flavors).
You need to tick the boxes of the packages to choose the level of spiciness as you like, besides the many add-on ingredients on the menu itself. As for the condiments, they only serve cut chili-padi with soy sauce.
There are deep-fried snacks and house pickles to nibble on before the meal. We started off with their deep-fried fish skin and very appetizing zingy pickled cucumber, and black fungus.
Pickle cucumber RM6
Deep-fried fish skin RM6
Among the many soup options, the Sour Pig Stomach Chicken Pot was our choice on the first visit. The piping hot pot comes with half a chicken, pig stomach, and sour vegetables. Its saltiness and sourness coupled with poultry and pork blend together to create a rich flavor.
Sour Pig Stomach Chicken Pot RM68
Besides a lineup of pork, beef, and vegetables, they also do seafood. Offering tender meaty goodness are the nicely marbled thin slices of pork belly and pork tendon ball with ginger. The crispy homemade bean curd roll (fu chok roll) is really good and highly recommended. For vegetables, there are leaves of lettuce, tong oh (茼蒿), besides cold tofu, and sweet corn. To finish up the meal, we boiled some Hong Kong Nissin noodles in the soup.
Tender chicken from the sour pig stomach chicken pot
Dumplings, pork tendon balls with ginger, yam, and mushroom balls
Sweet corn RM4
Cold tofu RM4
Homemade bean curd roll RM10
Pork belly slices RM10
Delightful morsels bubbling away in the soup
No steamboat meal is complete without a cold beverage. We had the restaurant’s speciality, Watercress With Honey, a sweet variation of its more popular savory version.
Cold beverage – homemade watercress with honey
The steamboat at As You Like Hong Kong Chicken Pot made for a delicious and fun meal. The outlet emphasizes on food quality and friendly services. Servers are always on hand to replenish the hot pot with additional rich broth!
The restaurant is open daily from 6 pm till 1 am (last order 12.30am). We recommend making a reservation to avoid a wait.
As You Like Hong Kong Chicken Pot 香港隨變燒烤麻辣雞煲
56 Jalan Chow Thye
10050 George Town
Tel: 04 – 2292118