Finally make our move to the famous steamboat restaurant at Raja Uja, heard of the famous name since long time ago but the location is far from where I use to dine hence never visit this place before. Finally decided to drive one hour down the road to Raja Uda and try the famous Zi Wei Yuan Steamboat, luckily we arrive quite early as the shop start to pack after 7pm.
Zi Wei Yuan Steamboat is an open air shop without any air con but with lot of fans, you won’t feel heat even the burning steamboat just in front of you. They have various package depend on headcount and you may top up other ingredients as well.
This is the menu for additional ingredients with price. Variety wise is really impressive, range from vegetable, meat to seafood. I strongly suggest go for the deep fried fish meat steamboat as the deep fried fish meat put inside the steamboat soup is really delicious, if you prefer to have grouper fish meat then go for second option which is slightly more expensive or you may choose to have mix steamboat with everything in it.
Various type of ingredients for what we ordered such as Deep Fried Fish Meat
Fresh Big Prawn
Deep Fried Bean Curb
“Abalone” slice, we quote the abalone as it not real abalone instead it is a type of clam meat
The home made chili sauce is really delicious, it taste spicy and sweet.
Open kitchen busy preparing steamboat, all their steamboat is pre cook with some ingredients before serve to customer, the soup itself already very tasty.
Zi Wei Yuan retain the traditional way of heating up the steamboat by using charcoal, charcoal give a consistent and higher heat level compare to gas.
The soup is milky color, it has strong flavor even without the present of various ingredients.
Really enjoy the steamboat here especially the soup, we have countless refill on the soup and they are so willing to refill for us.
Raja Uda, Butterworth, PenangNo. 6525, Jalan Raja Uda12300 Butterworth Penang
04-331 2736 / 012-452 4741
6pm to 11pm, Closed on Wednesdays
N5 26.330 E100 23.208
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