So this has been a recent discovery of my mom's ever since dining there with her friends. Which means she was very eager to bring the family there too, especially to enjoy the decor of the restaurant.
However be prepared that the parking is a nightmare to deal with cause there's soo many cars around the area that finding an empty spot will be like finally finding heaven. But hwne you're there, get ready to be taken back to china town in the 60s or 50s era when you're dining at Dragon Door Steamboat.
As someone places an order for all the food, feel free to go to the sauces station and mix up all the ones you want. It's basically up to you how much of each ingredient that you want and you can even take ten different kinds of bowls of sauces. Here are the few that I took and even went for refills halfway through the meal. The fermented beancurd mixed with chopped onions, garlic and parsley is amazing.
This was the cart of all that we ordered. Honestly the portions of each order is quite substantial and a little more than what we would usually get at any steamboat restaurants. However it is also slightly more expensive but definitely worth trying especially for their soups.
The one that I liked the most is the superior herbal soup that was heavy ladden with spices and also all the herbs. Cooking meats in it is heavenly especially dipping it in the sauces after. I can drink bowls after bowls of it. And another special thing about Dragon Door is their soups are all boiled over a charcoal flame rather than the usual gas stove.
They also have a bbq meats selection, however this to me was not as good as the steamboat. Because it's just a few slices of meat cooked in a claypot with some scallions and garlics. But it was definitely different because it's also cooked over charcoal heat.
I do like dining here and would most definitely be back, if im ready to brave the nightmarish traffic plus lacking of parking conditions.
Value for Money 4