One of our new year resolution is to feature more hawker fares and value for money meals in our blog. I think luck is on our side as we have tried a few eateries that totally fit the bill. One of them is Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot @ Sungai Buloh New Village.
This new hotpot restaurant is occupying a premise where LYL Pun Choi was previously at. As rental rate is low, Xiao Lao Wang is able to provide patrons with a bigger portion for the same price where we have to pay for in KL. More than that later as what caught our eyes as we stepped in was the dipping sauce bar.
Xiao Lao Wang encourages their patrons to mix and create their own dipping sauce. There were numerous pots containing soya sauce, chili sauce, fermented beancurd sauce, XO sauce, sesame sauce, mushroom sauce, sweet sauce as well as chopped garlic, ginger, chillies, coriander leaves and spring onions.
I like how they feature various types of “sure win” recipes to create your own dipping sauce.
We tried to follow a few of the recipes and they were indeed really, really delicious. That was recipe #1 in the picture above.
Salmon Fish Head & Tomatoes Soup is one of the signature soup base here. The milky white color comes from long hours of boiling prok bones, chicken and pig stomach. Our order of medium pot (RM 18.80) came with two (!!) salmon fish heads and a generous amount of tomatoes. The broth became full-flavored and gelatinous after some time, making it a popular hotpot soup amongst the ladies.
We also tried another signature soup of Xiao Lao Wang – Pork Bone and Stomach with Chicken Soup (small, RM 16.80). The wait staff told us to eat the kampung chicken and pig stomach before dunking any steamboat ingredients into the soup. Both the chicken and pig stomach remained soft and tender and it was such a pleasure to eat.
We also enjoy having the Corn and Tomato Soup base as it was really light and refreshing. The ladies on the table love it as it was tangy and went really well with all the vegetables and mushrooms. The guys preferred the Pork Bone and Stomach with Chicken Soup.
Honey Kamquat Juice
Big Head Prawn (RM 20.90)
Xiao Lao Wang’s menu offers a wide variety of fresh steamboat ingredients which includes seafood, chicken, beef, lamb, pork, vegetables, mushrooms and their home made meat balls and pastes. We really liked its mushroom pork balls, beef balls, pork tendon balls annd prawn paste. They all had a nice bouncy texture, strong flavors and juicy meat. I was really happy to have found the chinese yam 山藥 here, as we ate a lot of these in Taiwan. It was really delicious, with a slimy and crunchy texture.
From Top Left: Mushroom Pork Ball (RM 8.90), Beef Ball (RM 9.90), Pork Tendon Ball (RM 8.90), Prawn Paste (RM 8.90)
Beef Sirloin Slice (RM 13.90), Lamb Slice(RM 13.90)
Pork Neck Slice (RM 10.90), Smoked Duck (RM 8.90)
Chinese Yam (RM 5.90), Yam (RM 5.90)
Assorted Mushroom (RM 15.90)
Save the best to the last as they said! Andy, the affable owner who loves his food prohibited us from attacking the prawns earlier. He instructed us to cook the prawn in the pork stomach and chicken soup base after we were done with all the steamboat ingredients.
He then use the broth full of prawn flavours to make us some really delicious porridge. Just throw in a bowl of whtie rice, egg, shredded ginger, spring onions and voila! A bowl of utterly delicious prawn stock porridge with fresh big head prawns!
Remember to try replicating this then next time you are here! Imagine having the taste of heaven that lingers on your tongue.
I gotta admit that some of us were complaining when we were on the way to Sungai Buloh New Village. However, after such a scrumptious and delicious meal, we all concurred that the good food is really worth the drive here. We will definitely revisit, and probably be dragging more eating companions to order more stuff!
Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot
47G, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Uptown,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: 03-7725 9513
Hours: Open daily 5:00pm – 11:00pm