on a particular weekend, my sister decided to treat all of us to dinner. we met up at that night's venue, which was Hometown Steamboat. this is my second time eating here, but my family's first time. the place is really crowded by 6pm, so its really advisable to come early or book first so that you would not waste your time waiting for a seat.
the restaurant is rather small for a steamboat restaurant, despite it being a corner-lot shop. however, visitors can have the option to sit inside or outside instead. the waiters were quite attentive and very willing to add extra soup base for us.
we ordered two soup base, one being herbal soup and another tomyam soup. both bases were quite flavourful, although i would prefer the tomyam one as it has a great kick to your tatsebuds! not recommended for beginners yet, you might not stand its spiciness. the herbal soup was also quite okay, though a bit bland if compared to tomyam.
the ingredients we ordered came at a relatively small portion so be warned if you are eating in a large group, you might need to order for more portion depending on how many pax. the meat is, however, fresh. i recommend ordering the seafood too, they're quite worth it.
the meal was quite affordable except for the drinks so keep that in mind that you should minimize the drinks or try ordering a jug of drink to share instead.
Date of Visit: 2013-06-22