Yuen Buffet Steamboat has a reputation as the bastion of seafood buffet steamboat restaurant. Despite offering only hotpot with 2 soup types i.e. chicken broth and spicy Tom Yam, there is a satisfying conclusion that this establishment knows just how to maintain the quality of their food with its no-frills delivery. A huge improvement is the comfortable setting at their new location, judging from the satisfied looking patrons despite being packed at peak dinner time. Not to mention that I really hated going to the Sunway area as it feels so unsafe! I happily paid the RM2 parking fee for the ample parking space and security. In fact, the new location is easily accessible case in point: it took me only 15 minutes to reach the restaurant from Subang Jaya via the Western Digital access road from Federal Highway.
signage at new location
crowd at dinner time
chicken or tom yam - take your pick!
Their wide variety fresh seafood ingredients are unmatched with other buffet steamboat wannabes and their secret must be simply the high turnaround of customers which practically ensured the buffet spread is regularly replenished. It says on their website that they had been operating from their previous location in Sunway since 2005 but a foodie friend told me they were already operating at another nearby location in Sunway since 1999!
good variety of seafood ingredients
fresh crabs from the buffet selection
good variety, good taste
Price has gone up since they moved but it is still the most competitive in town at RM29.90/pax (inclusive of Chinese tea), and also considering that they have not revised their price since 2011. And what about their famous chicken wings?? I can say they still taste as good as I remember it and yes, they still finish in seconds! Quick tip: Try going on a weekday and you don't have to be disappointed by losing out to those who are quicker on their feet on a full stomach
signature dish - still a hot favourite
The buffet spread is over 100+ ingredients (I lost count at 110!). I recalled there were only 2-3 types of dipping sauces previously but now there are 10 types. I love the Yuen's specialty sauce and the new garlic mint sauce. Caution though, the Freakin' Hot Sauce is no joke! [Tips: add a dash of sweet sauce to counter the acidity and you'll appreciate the sauce more].
I also noticed they added another pre-cooked food, deep-fried crab or pomfret. I love the batter and you can almost eat it whole! Also, for you sweet tooth out there, look for the delicious longan soya pudding' in the desert cabinet, another new item. Yep, you read it right, desert cabinet! The food display area is so much nicer and well-spaced (see the photos).
good dessert after you had your fill of the steamboat
So many steamboat places has closed down but Yuen is still getting better and better! There’s no doubt that Yuen will continue to become the hottest reservation in town for a long time to come.
pre-cooked seafood,pre-cooked flower crab,fresh prawns,clams,Honey Chicken Wings,longan soya pudding
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 04, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately RM30(晚餐)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 5