COVID-19 has prevented us from leaving our homes but that hasn’t stopped us from throwing a hotpot party (for one, or two).
It might be something as simple as dipping meat into a pot of boiling hot broth, but many find it enjoyable, especially here in Malaysia. Hotpot, or steamboat to some, is something that can be eaten at any time of the day, even late at night. Especially when it’s pouring outside, everyone will automatically crave for a good, steaming hotpot — thinking about it now just got us salivating for one.
We might be confined to our homes for now, but that won’t stop us from getting our hotpot cravings sorted. You can always make your own at home, but there’s something about the restaurants’ broths that we can’t simply recreate. Get it delivered instead because just for the duration of the lockdown period, our favourite hotpot places now offer delivery and takeaway services.
Continue reading for the full details including the pricing and delivery fees. Special set menus are also available during this period. Fret not if you don’t have the proper cookingware, as some of these famous hotpot places offer renting services too.
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Time to boost those collagen levels with the Beauty Collagen Broth. Beauty in the Pot now offers delivery services with set menus for you to pick from — price begins at RM198+ for two to four pax. Delivery fees are RM25 if you are located within 30km in Klang Valley and RM45 if the delivery distance is over 30km. Self-collection is also available.
If you’ve haven’t been able to dine at its outlets (with the main reason being the long queues), you now get to indulge right at home. World-famous hotpot restaurant Haidilao made its debut in KL just last year. There are currently five outlets in Malaysia with one of them being in Penang. Call up any of their outlets to order. However, if you don’t have any pots to use, Haidilao provides cookingware renting service.
Read our review on Feng Wang Fu but still haven’t had the chance to try it out before the pandemic happened? Yes, they too have begun their delivery services. Taste authentic Sichuan mala hotpot at home easily by just ordering from the website or through the HeyGo app. A minimum purchase of RM150 is required with an RM10 flat rate charge for delivery fees but it must be within 30km from their outlets at Farenheit88 or Klang.
Originating from Chengdu in China, Xiao Long Kan uses a traditional recipe that’s hundreds of years old. The restaurant finally opened last year at Fahrenheit88, the second outlet in Penang. There are two ways you can order, through the Hungry app or calling their outlets. Delivery is free if you are located within 5km from the restaurants, the following charges will be RM5 between 6km to 10km, and RM15 for 11km to 20km. The pot is available for rent but an RM250 deposit is required.
Hong Kong Hotpot is one of the most popular hotpots here in Bangsar, so you’ll be glad to know that they do offer delivery and takeaway services during this partial lockdown. Currently, only ala carte items are available but all you need to do is call the numbers listed on the Facebook page.
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Set packages begin at just RM58.80 at Chun Ciou Hotpot, which is affordable compared to the other restaurants listed here. Sets include a variety of meat and vegetables, including Wagyu beef and Iberico pork so we say this is quite the sweet deal. Delivery is free if you’re residing in Kuchai Lama, Taman Desa or Old Klang Road. Just drop them a call to order, and don’t forget to add on their signature braised pork rice for a completely satisfying meal.