Thursday, March 23, 2017

Asap Steamboat & Grill @ Puchong

Firing up Puchong's steamboat scene, Asap smokes the competition with a fun perspective to communal feasting, run by a family that has persevered in the fickle sector of food service since 2004, operating a catering business for more than a decade before launching this restaurant in December last year. Set in a renewable shipping container that took six months to refurbish, this is a spacious, striking sanctuary where the crowds mainly show up after sunset for alfresco dining by starlight.

All-you-can-eat dinners are Asap's raison d'etre: Every evening from six to midnight, the buffet counters are filled to flowing with plenty of raw protein - beef, chicken, lamb & fish are the scene stealers, distinctively available in an array of marinades that showcase various herbs & spices - plus prawns, squid & shellfish, & a dizzying diversity of sliced sausages, crab sticks, seafood cakes & yong tau foo, with no lack of eggs, noodles, mushrooms & vegetables to ensure no customer leaves hungry.

 Pile your plates with everything that catches your eye, from bamboo clams to quail eggs to carrots & broccoli - the experience costs RM33 an adult & RM16.50 for children between six & 12 years old, a reasonable rate in this era of ever-escalating costs.

You can choose to cook your food in the boiling steamboat or on the oil-slicked grill at the table, to savour both soupy comfort (in a selection of chicken broth or tom yum) or sizzling satisfaction in one meal. The meats prove tender & tasty, the seafood is fresh & fleshy, & the vegetables feel crisp & hefty, complemented by zesty sauces & textured dips.

Asap's kitchen also serves warm snacks as part of the buffet, with the crunchy-fried, bite-sized crabs as the addictive star attraction (pop 'em whole into your mouth), alongside bone broths, baos, sweet corn & more. Ais kacang & ice cream complete the spread, bolstered by a non-stop flow of hot & cold beverages. Many thanks to the friendly Asap team for having us here.

Asap Steamboat & Grill
 Lot 94 Jalan Tempinis, Kampung Tengah A, Puchong, Selangor. Daily, 6pm-12am. Tel: 013-485-8944



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10 comments:

  1. Nice time, telling it as it is, smoke but with gas, not charcoal, I guess, it's more steam than smoke!

    What? So so so cheap!!! And all the nice selections. I sure would want to go. I love steamboat!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i don't actually steamboat often ... cos i'm rather lazy, and don't love the process of cooking the food and waiting for it to be ready at the table :D

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    2. Suituapui: ya, the name works well! :)

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  2. Oh, I like this 2-in-1 (have not seen many of this lately) and then I see kopi-o in the end (I like even more)...kekeke! ;) Maybe it's the angle of the photo but the soup looks a bit murky and oily?

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    1. Contact.ewew: ooo, it could be angle, the shine could be from the lighting, etc ... it was a good broth, not too salty or oily, but predictably pleasant in flavour :)

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  3. Nice setting! To be honest, nowadays I prefer sit back and enjoy food rather than such cook-it-yourself because I cook at home every weekdays and I need to take a rest during eat out, hehe ^__^

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    1. Choi Yen: i agree! i don't cook at home, but i generally also prefer restaurants where the food is just served cooked :) but i understand a lot of people also enjoy the communal activity of steamboats and grills :)

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  4. I like the fresh seafood that you just shared. This way of cooking in the boiling soup or grill on the plate is good!

    Eating steamboat is my favourite meal time with my wife. It gives us the quality time to slowly eat and talk. So buffet steamboat is a bonus welcome. I have been going to one that serves Haagen Dazz ice cream at SS2!!! I scream! I could eat 10 cups ice cream at one sitting and it is worth it.

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    1. Twilight Man: wow! i love H-G ice cream - i think i could do 10 cups too, especially if they have a good variety of different flavours! :) steamboat dates with the wife sound like a nice way to keep the romance burning! :)

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