Oh yay our favourite steamboat restaurant Xiao Lao Wang is back in action, in a brand new location at The School, Jaya One. We have been an avid follower of XLW since their Sungai Buloh days, followed by their next location in Damansara Uptown and now in Jaya One.
XLW’s Pig Stomach Chicken Soup, Salmon Head with Tomato Soup and Tomato Corn Soup are really good. Their menu also offer a wide variety of fresh steamboat ingredients which includes seafood, chicken, beef, lamb, pork, vegetables, mushrooms and their home made meat balls and pastes.
The Jaya One location is spanking new and clean, with oriental elements here and there.
We were excited for XLW’s latest soup base that uses their very own homemade pickled/fermented sour cabbage (like chinese sauerkraut). XLW also make their own sour lime and pickled chilli, as you can see from the giant jars on display in the restaurant.
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.
We were lucky because the affable owner, Andy was very passionate with his “sauce”. He created this two versions for us and they were really, really good. Remember to look out for Andy if you need help with your sauce buffet.
Pickled Cabbage Pork Belly Soup – RM48.90
My mouth watered the moment I think about this soup. It is salty, sour and sweet, as a result of slow boiling together with pure pork bones and pork bellies. Do you know that pickled vegetables offer plenty of health benefits too? The probiotic and enzymes found inside are good for digestions.
You can also order additional serving of the pickled cabbage for that extra ohm.
This is our perennial favourite soup. I just love the texture of pork stomach after it has been boiled in a peppery and clear soup. It is chewy and surprisingly neutral in flavour. The milky broth gets extra flavourful, after we added in all the steamboat ingredients.
I love how XLW only serve natural and fresh ingredients. Our favourite is the pork neck, pork belly, home made balls and fresh giant prawns.
If the menu looks overwhelming, one can also opt for the Set Meals that ranges from RM50.90 to RM60.90.
XLW also shares the same premise as Lammeeya, the noodle expert and Kwong Sang Yuen Coffee Shop. All three brands are under the same owner. So while having steamboat, we can order our favourite noodles or iced coffee.
Lime Lime Juice (RM 5), Royal Milk Tea (RM 6)
Hainan Chicken Chop with mashed potato – RM14.80
This reminds me of home, like how my mum used to make us chicken chop, like how it tastes like the chicken chop that I always have at Super Kinta, Ipoh. Love the flavour of the gravy and the tenderness of the chicken.
Handmade Thin Bamboo Egg Noodle – RM8.90 (Medium)
Everything in this bowl is home made – the minced pork, the noodles, the fermented chilli paste. The texture of the noodles is perfect – firm and al-dente, almost crunchy like. The fermented chilli paste just binds everything together so well, it is sourish and spicy and full of flavour. XLW does sell these fermented chilli paste by jar, RM 18 for one. It is an essential for my home made konlo mee.
If you fancy something cold and refreshing, you will like the bamboo egg noodles served on top of a bed of ice. It goes really well with the sesame sauce, and it reminds me of liang mian in Taiwan.
If you ever find yourself at The School at Jaya One, remember to drop by XLW or LMY for some fresh and authentic steamboat experience or home made fares such as noodles and rice dishes.
Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot 小捞王
100-G021, The School, Jaya One
No. 72A, Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7496 0670
Mon-Sun: 5pm – 10pm