The tongue-numbing sensation, the sweaty moment, the thrill of eating all things spicy… Some people just love enjoying morsels of meat and assorted ingredients drenched in a steaming hotpot of fiery spicy broth. Here are 8 Places To Get Your Spicy Hotpot Fix in Klang Valley.
1) Chuan Chuan Xiang @ Sunway Velocity
If you love dipping skewers in a sea of reddish-coloured mala hotpot broth filled with dried chillies, Chuan Chuan Xiang should be your next eating spot. They have skewers for everything here such as meat, vegetables and offals to choose from. Likewise, no spicy hotpot meal would be complete without blending your own sauce and condiments.
Address: VO3-3A-6, Sunway Velocity, Lingkaran SV, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 10 am to 2 am | Tel: 018-771 6999
2) Haidilao Hot Pot @ Various Locations
Of all the spicy hotpot spots in Klang Valley, Haidilao Hot Pot is currently the talk of the town. There were several reports about the place frequently packed to the brim since its first opening in Sunway Pyramid back in March. Not to mention it is also known for its unusually long queues and yes, waiting for a table requires hell lot of patience. Frankly, it’s easy to see why Haidilao is such a popular spot among hotpot lovers. Originated from China back in 1994, Haidilao Hot Pot is famed for its exceptional food quality and service.
But let’s talk about their food, with one of the must-order items being the signature Sichuan Spicy Hot Pot. They serve a wide range of ingredients, namely braised pork intestines, luncheon meat, cheese beef balls and house-style flavoured beef/beef tripe. Expect plenty of sauces and condiments, where you can get them at a designated bar and make your own blends. A word of warning, though: If you plan to taste their dishes, it is best to call for reservations in advance to avoid disappointment. You can locate their Klang Valley outlets in Sunway Pyramid and Pavilion KL, with an upcoming branch slated to open soon in 1 Utama.
Address: (Sunway Pyramid) G1.PT.02, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor / (Pavilion KL) Lot 10.104.00, 10.105.00 & P10.101.00, Level 10 Pavilion Elite, 168, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 10 am to 3 am | Tel: 03-5612 5158 / 017-946 8355 (Sunway Pyramid) / 03-2110 5210 (Pavilion KL)
3) Hong Kong HotPot @ Telawi Square, Bangsar Baru
Just as their name suggests, they specialise in Hong Kong-style hot pots ranging from Sakura pork bone soup to fresh tomato soup and pumpkin soup base. Don’t worry, though as they serve Sichuan spicy broth as well. You can pick different ingredients such as Sakura Premium Pork Slice and Fresh Hand Made Prawn Meatball to go along with your soup. Of course, don’t forget to order their signature HK Bean Curd Roll.
Address: Lot 9 & 10, Level 2, Telawi Square, 39, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 4 pm to 12 am | Tel: 012-320 6071/03-2280 0242
4) Hotpot Kitchen @ Various Locations
Unlike your usual broth-based hotpot varieties, this homegrown Hotpot Kitchen specialises in dry version. There are three levels of housemade spicy sauces you can pick here: Spicy Fragrant, Spicy Dynamic or Spicy Xtreme. Assorted meats and vegetables such as pork, chicken, beef, meatballs and kale are all freshly prepared on a daily basis. The price range is calculated based on the weight of your picked ingredients. You can also pair your dry hotpot with white rice or noodles.
Address: (1 Utama) G355 Ground Floor, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor / (Mid Valley) S045a Second Floor (East Court), Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur / (Sunway Pyramid) Lot SPWF002A, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor / (Sunway Velocity) Lot 2-28, Level 2 Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 10 am to 10 pm
5) Lao SiChuan Steamboat @ Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park
Otherwise known as Old Si Chuan Steamboat, you can choose your preferred level of spiciness if you order their signature spicy Sichuan hotpot. Ingredients are aplenty here, ranging from fresh meat slices to vegetables and meatballs. For an additional price, you can experiment with different types of sauces and condiments like coriander, spring onion and garlic.
Address: 47, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 11.30 am to 2 am | Tel: 03-7971 9109
6) Suding Xiang Hot Pot @ Sunway Velocity
Located at the far corner of Sunway Velocity Mall, Suding Xiang Hot Pot knows a thing or two about serving Chongqing-style spicy mala soup. There are plenty of ingredients to choose from, namely duck gizzards, spicy pork pieces as well as meatballs. Various condiments and sauces are also provided to complement with your ingredients.
Address: VR3-1-1, Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 10 am to 10 pm | Tel: 03-2715 2411
7) Xiao Fei Yang @ Pudu & Damansara Uptown
With over 30 ingredients to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you dine at Xiao Fei Yang. They basically come with two types of soup base: Hot & Spicy and Herbal. But if you like your soup spicier, you can opt for extra spicy as well. Given the name of their restaurant, it’s pretty obvious that among the must-order items in the menu is a set of sliced or fresh mutton.
Address: (Pudu) 18, Lorong Thambi 2, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur / (Damansara Uptown) 40, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 11.30 pm (Pudu) / 11 am to 10.30 pm (Damansara Uptown) | Tel: 03-2142 6789 (Pudu) / 03-7728 7633 (Damansara Uptown)
8) Xiao Long Xing Jiang Hu @ Sunway Velocity
Formerly known as Xiao Long Kan Hotpot, they specialise in Chongqing-style spicy hotpot where you can opt for three levels of spiciness. Best paired with some of their recommended ingredients such as Signature Marinated Pork Ribs, Tian Wei Sausage, Lamb Slice and Spicy Skewer.
Address: V05-01-02, Signature 1(V05), Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 12 pm to 12 am | Tel: 03-9770 1668