As You Like Hong Kong Chicken Pot finally had a branch at Chow Thye Road, Penang which is about 2 weeks old. Being one of my favourite place for steamboat or favourite hot pot, it is indeed a joy for Penangnites. This is also one of a famous shop that operates in Hong Kong that visited by many.
KL they are operating in Solaris Mont Kiara and there will be slight difference in menu items and soup base if were to compare these 2 shops.
Operating in heritage area, certainly the look and feel of this shop is different too. Love the rustic industrial look of it. Cement flooring, red brick and some classic touch of wooden frame on the wall to add on touch of heritage.
Drinks here are slightly different too. Of course As You Like Chicken Hot Pot is herbal tea on the left that is Watercress with honey & Lemon @ RM 10 and infuse with some sourish flavour which is lemon and the right is a Penang special Flower Tea @ RM 12 . A special mixture to give you a nice touch for your stomach to pair with this hotpot.
From the menu, just tick what you like and then place order. Most of the ingredient here are pretty good and you can choose to order what is listed in here.
Penang outlet will have Sour Pig Stomach base that is generous with ingredient. Of course not to miss out their Hong Kong version of China Spicy Mala Soup base. Where you get to pick the spicy and numb level that you love.
Of course I will pick mixture of soup base – Special 2 in 1 Whole Chicken Pot @ RM 118 . Signature Sour Pig Stomach Hot Pot and Si Chuan Spicy Chicken
One of my favourite soup base in this shop. Not your usual Penang version which is pack with pepper. Soup is quite thick and love the strong flavour of sourness from the sour veggie. Filled with generous ingredients of pork stomach and chicken that is marninated with Chinese rice wine that give you a nice and juicy chicken meat. If you find the soup is slightly too strong, can always ask the staff to add in the clear soup stock to tone it down a little.
We tried out some of their cold platter : Marincated Cucumber @ RM 6 (small) and Marinated Black Fungus @ RM 6 (small). What is a must order is their Golden Presserve Egg @ RM 9/RM18.
One of my must order item is tapioca Starch noodle @ RM 10 or their Hong Kong Nission Noodle.
Home made Chive Dumpling @ RM 30 (large 12 pcs) is something that you should not miss. Love the marination of chives and mixture of meat and softness of the skin.
For classic flavours, I love their Golden Ham Balls @ RM 6 and Pork Tendon with Ginger @ RM 6
I rarely order seafood for steamboat, but when the owner show me on the size of prawn, I find it quite worth it. Large prawns that serve in 6 just only at RM 48. Love the meaty texture that give you the springy meat texture is just perfect. Just do not overcook this.
we whack 2 plate of their home Made fried bean curd roll @ RM 30 (large). Crispy and crunchy if you eat it fresh but it is for soup dipping purpose. Rule of thumb is dip only 4 seconds and net it out. DO NOT Leave it too long in there.
Australia Wagyu @ RM 58 . Thin slice beef and it is quite meaty.
Here you go on the prawn which is big.
Indeed it was a satisfying gathering by catching up with my best friends in Penang. If you love hotpot, this is certainly one of my recommended hotpot restaurant to visit.
Could this be one of the best hotpot or best steamboat in Penang. Shall leave it for you to decide and do bare in mind that this is Hong Kong Style hotpot yah.
As You Like Hong Kong Chicken Pot
56, Jalan Chow Thye, George Town,
10050 George Town, Penang
(located same row as Harvest Inn)
Daily: 6pm – 1am (last order 12.30am)
Tel: 04-2292118 / 017-508 2558