My first ever Makan Venture with Openricers at San Hui Wei Restaurant!
San Hui Wei serves authentic Chong Qing(重庆) steamboats and the owner (lady boss) Maggie is from China. As what she had mentioned, the chef there is from Chong Qing as well. Chong Qing, China is a humid place, even there have seasons, but mostly it is still cold. People in Chong Qing always eat hot and spicy (ma la) steamboat to ease the coldness.
We were served with double steamboat pots with hot and spicy (mala) on one side, and herbs soup on the other side. From Maggie, the hot and spicy pot that she serves was just middle range of spiciness. They do have higher and even more spicy steamboat for people. Just that we, Malaysian do not eat that kind of spicy food which for us, is beyond words. SO SPICY AND NUMB TONGUE WITH SEXY SWOLLEN LIPS. But I do enjoy the ma la so badly.
Hot and Spicy Ma la soup! It tasted and smelled really good. Don't cheat by the oil on top, it was not too oily after all.
Herbs-based soup is famous among us because most of us couldn't bear with the sexy hot and spicy soup. It goes well with or without the ingredients, taste wise this is sweet and the herbs smell is really nice. Maggie, the owner told us that the Chef did put alot of efforts in boiling this soup. Yummy!
Chilis are the essential in every steamboat restaurant. Maggie had invented several type of chilli from red to green, the green chili tasted the BEST (it contains celery, lemon, chili, garlic etc). The one right at the bottom is peanut paste, so to create one awesome chili for your steamboat, you will need to put two scoops of red chilli paste, two scoops of green, one scoop of peanut, a big of chilli oil and garlic oil. PERFECT!
Too yummy for real! I will definitely go back for more!
Chong Qing Steamboat_ Soup Introduction Other Ratings:
Value for Money 3