Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pak John Steamboat & Yong Tao Foo e@Curve

Many may be familiar with The Curve / Ikano / Ikean around Damansara Mutiara area but most might only drop by e@Curve just to catch a movie and rarely walk around to scout for bargain and/or food. That kinda explain why several promising restaurant / cafe close down one by one, after all the food and beverage hub is visibly located along The Street that connect e@Cuve to The Curve. Well now with the opening of Pak John Steamboat & Yong Tao Foo at LG of e@Curve, there's more reason to head over beside movie.
The price range is from RM28++ (plus tax), you can eat all you can in the comfort of a shopping mall, and to be frank RM28 is pretty decent price here in the mall. Pak John is the first BBQ cum Hot-Pot halal buffet here in Malaysia serving with utmost fresh and quality concern quality. With a wide array of fresh yet unique ingredient to choose from, you might have to return at least once more to fully try out each and every single of it on the refrigerator.
While the safest base for steamboat is Chicken Soup and Tomyam, Pak John took a bold move by introducing Miso Soup (and on their website stated there's Curry too) which fit perfectly with all the ingredient. Like every good steamboat the base is made fresh without the use to MSG thus you don't have to worry getting thristy after consuming it. Even before adding in the ingredient, the soup itself taste so good that I could have a bowl to gulp down while waiting for the rest to boil. Personally I think Tomyam Soup has the kick but not the aroma, Chicken Soup was good and flavorful, while the Miso Soup has to be the hero with thick and aromatic taste to it.
The pot sharing concept is made with typical pot you see elsewhere but here in Pak John the center part of it is dedicated for BBQ purpose. The unique pot is design in a way where after a few round of Grilling, the staff can easily change the hot plat on top with a new one. Margarine is provided at the food counter too and on what you should grill on top is totally up to your creativity. You can even make fried noodle or scramble egg cause it is hot enough. I hope Pak John can provide Banana Leaf in future so that it add extra aroma to the grilled food, and hope the hot plate can be bigger for everyone to grill simultaneously instead of waiting for turn.
However despite the wait time, I actually am enjoying myself to various other 'attraction' here at Pak John.

  1. Free WiFi with high speed / bandwidth and I manage to upload live instavideo within 30 seconds (
  2. Cozy and peaceful ambiance
  3. Fully air-conditioned
  4. Snack on ready to consume food item
  5. Photo taking
  6. and most importantly spending time bonding with friends and family
Some of the dishes may look simple without fancy ingredient in it, but you shouldn't skip this because the taste profile of each individual dish is pretty rich and tasty. Take Thai Fried Beehon and Black Pepper Udon, they have very interesting taste despite the plain looking presentation and one flavor doesn't overpower the others. Like other steamboat chain, Pak John strive to provide only utmost quality food item which include their sauces. There were quite limited homemade sauce for you to dip along but on of their house specialty would have to be Green Chili Sauce where you will feel spicy, sweet, sour in stages upon consuming. There were also a wide variety of noodle to select from but sadly there were not labeled, thus not sure if there's any special noodle. However fear not as this is just the second week of their opening and there are still in the midst in gathering feedback and sorting things out by stages.
Pak John also differentiate itself from its competitor by introducing small but noticeable food into their menu, stuff like Waffle, Sweet Corn, Coffee, Tea, Ice Cream Potong, Udon, and on weekend they do have a wider variety of Dim Sum too! With all these open concept, you can really unleash your creativity as you wish. For example you could have ice cream on top of you waffle, sprinkle it with chocolate chip and crunched nuts. Or you can also coat your ice cream with the chocolate fountain to for a layer of crunchyness on your ice cream just like Choco Top in McDonalds.

Personally I enjoy the BBQ part, I typically almost grill everything with it. I love their Smoked Abalone Slice too grilled along with Sweet Sauce, and the texture is simply amazing. Marinated Chicken was good and the spicy one is really burning hot.  Each and every ingredient is not only guaranteed fresh but also is different from what you get outside. The squid ball actually is stuffed with chunk of squid into it, there's extra mushroom hidden inside the Shitake Ball, and not forgetting the Cheesy Japanese Tofu, of course the long list continues.
Throughout my 3-4 hours dining at Pak John, there were plenty of walk in customer and that night was fully booked when the clock strike dinner time. So the next time when you don't know what to eat, or is very hungry but not willing to spend huge amount of money to get yourself full, do drop by Pak John for an awesome delight. So far Pak John walk the walk, and did serves only nothing but freshness and quality food from very minor thing like sauce to the main ingredient.

Lot LG-13A & LG-15,
Lower Ground Floor, Ecurve.
No 2A, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Business Hour:
Mon - Thu: 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun: 10:00 - 00:00

03-7733 3913
018-386 3139
018-389 3139


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1 comment:

Alison said...

I just went today called earlier to book, when i reached the restaurant crowded with people. I approached the counter they informed me even booking done still need to wait....ok i waited almost one and half hour still not my turned yet...terrible human system with no replenish of food..bad even called to make booking but useless olso so cheap things no good dont ever buy the groupon deal..cheating people..will not go again

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