Taifeng Taiwanese Hot Pot Restaurant is another steamboat restaurant located in Menjalara, Kepong. This is a franchise restaurant from Taiwan and is not the only one in Malaysia. There is another branch at Dataran C180 in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
This steamboat restaurant is beautifully decorated with wooden chairs and tables, and with low warm yellow lights. The whole environment in the restaurant is quite dark and to a certain extend, quite similar to some old Japanese restaurants in town. There are also handwritten Chinese words on small wooden planks hung on the ceiling and some wall around the restaurant. This is a nice touch to the restaurant.
My first impression of this steamboat restaurant is very good. This is mostly due to the beautiful decor of this restaurant but it slowly deteriorated throughout the night.
It is not unusual to have high expectation on the food as if restaurant owners are willing to spend so much money to make his/her restaurant look good, the food must be at least up to that standard, right? Unfortunately, the food here is not up to my expectation.
Although there are many ingredients on the menu and is to a certain extend, quite extensive, I noticed that they offer a lot of processed food. Far too many.
We ordered the one person set together with some extra ingredients. There’s not enough fresh food in the menu. We ended up ordering some more processed foods to complete our meal.
Even the sauce that they gave was quite different. It was basically peanut sauce with chili. I didn’t like the sauce and I would prefer the normal chili sauce.
The sauces were refillable and you could refill the sauce yourself at the sauce bar which was placed right in front of the counter top.
As there were too much processed food, even the soup taste funny.
For dessert, a randomly selected Haagen Daz ice cream was served based on the individual sets you order. What we had was the Chocolate flavored Haagen Daaz ice cream.
Overall, I was impressed with the decor of this restaurant. As for the food, they need to do something immediately about it. There’s just too much processed food!
TAIFENG TAIWANESE HOTPOT
Lot 1-10, 1-11, Plaza Menjalara
Bandar Menjalara, 52200 Kepong
Tel: 03-6270 0162 (reservation highly recommended)
Business hours: 5pm – 12am
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