This famous HaiDiLao hotpot is indeed spreading its wings in Malaysia very fast. With the latest addition to Gurney Paragon, Penang, It had created a huge buzz up in the north. Also making them one of the most famous mala hotpot in Penang.
Why is Haidilao so famous. For one simple reason. Service & Fresh ingredients!
People do come and queue as early as 11am, however we had heavy breakfast and my parents decided to drop by to check it out where hoping to get numbers for dinner. Instead the queue was not long, they decided to head inside to try luck.
Here are the 2 sessions available for you to queue to pick your number. morning session starts at 11am and night dinner starts queue at 4pm.
waiting number will keep updating and you will be called if you are around the area. Another way is to scan your wechat on the QRcode then you can walk around and monitor your number. 5 Numbers before your turn, head back to this waiting area.
While waiting for your table, you are being pampered with all kinds of snacks, fruits , Thong sui and drinks,
Their fresh pop corn is pretty good too.
The waiting area.
The weird part of this manicure is you have to dine first then only head to this section to do it. I thought is while waiting in the queue you can do your manicure. Also they do have kids play area if your kids got grumpy or bored. It is also connected to the table on the dining table just in case you want to watch over your kids while eating.
We got our table quite fast, which is less than 30-35 minutes with 50 numbers ahead of us. We reach around 12pm. I guess lunch on Saturday was not that pack which is still not too bad. Upon seated, you will be given warm towel, a cover to protect your phone, a wet wipes to wipe your oily screen. Rock melon being serve along as well.
There are variety of sauce mixing that you can try it out.
We were so full from breakfast, so we ordered a little to try it out.
- Sichuan Malat (level 1) which you can upgrade if you want to add spicy. Those who can take spicy, direct go to level 3. Which taste much better.
- Tomato Soup (one of their signature)
- Curry Laksa (Malaysia edition only)
- Mushroom soup
My kind of personal sauce mixing.
Hai Di Lao famous dancing noodle which is a must order. (watch my video on see how he dance)
with my parents as they want to join the hype too. A tick for them and for those who are not used to eating Malat, Haidilao is certainly one of the best place to be.
After we are done at 2.30pm, these are all the crowd waiting for 4pm number session or dinner session onwards. This is kinda crazy and luckily we ate for lunch instead of night. In KL, average waiting time is 2-4 hours depending on branch. So good luck to the rest of you.
Overall Haidilao Malaysia is good for :
- entry level or beginners whom are not used to eat Malat or sichuan hotpot. To us who loves Malat, this place is totally out as there are much better hotpot place over this.
- Service, service and service – even though is quite top notch over I think Singapore Haidilao or Korea Haidilao is so much better.
- the most important is the price is not expensive if you compare to Singapore or Korea.
So for sichuan hotpot in Penang, you could consider this as one of the option. My experience in Singapore and Korea.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 7/10, good for family bonding and they want to try out!!!~-Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Gurney Paragon, 163D-L4-13 & 13A,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang
tel: 04-297 1263
Operating Hours: 10.30am – 3am