Haidilao Hot Pot 海底捞火锅 @ Pavilion Elite, KL
When Haidilao first opening in Sunway Pyramid, I really wanna go but due to the hype and long queue and the crowd, it was cancelled off from my thoughts. As soon as Haidilao opened their second branch in Pavilion Elite, time to grab the buddy to “da bin lou” together.
Haidilao Hot Pot 海底捞火锅
I have tried Haidilao in ShenZhen, China many years back and I really really love it. Glad to see that after a few years, Haidilao is now populating in KL (third outlet opening soon in Sunway Velocity Mall).
I reached early on one weekday at around 10.30am, there were already a number of people on the queue for tables. While waiting, I was given snack, drinks and the origami paper to kill time. So, if you manage to make 20 of this origami crane, you will get to redeem a drink; 50 cranes for a vege dish or 80 paper cranes for a dish less than Rm 20. It is obviously a good activity to kill time with your gang.
If you feel bored, you can get the chess or game from the staff too.
Play area for kids! That’s really kids friendly.
The staff called out numbers as soon as the clock hit 11am. We were leaded to our table and given hot towels, aprons and hairbands. Mobile phone plastic bag is available too. Haidilao definitely has the best service ever.
We placed our order through the tablets provided; chose our soup base first and then meat and vege dishes. Glad to see that orders are available in half or full portions; with the half portions available, we can try more dishes yo!
There are a few soup base available; namely Spicy Szechuan麻辣火鍋, Mushroom箘湯火鍋, Tomato番茄火鍋, Three Delicacy (Seafood) 三鮮火鍋and Malaysia’s local flavours such as Local Laksa and Pig’s Stomach with Pepper豬肚胡椒火鍋.
We had Tomato, Spicy Sichuan without sediments, Pig’s Stomach with Pepper and Three Delicary (Seafood). My favourite soup went to rich and sourish Tomato Soup and umami yet refreshing Three Delicacy.
Second time with the Mushroom soup base
There are a variety of condiments and sauces at the seasoning counter; charging at Rm 8 per pax . You can mix and match to create your favourite sauce. Fruits, appetizer, tit bits and desserts are available at free flow too.
Pork Belly (Rm 12 – half portion)
Beef Balls with cheese芝士牛肉丸 (Rm 8 – half portion)
Tofu (Rm 4 – half portion)
Chinese Yam (Rm 4 – half portion)
Chinese cabbage (Rm 4 – half portion)
Australian Beef (Rm 13 – half portion)
Fried Beancurd Skin (Rm 8 – half portion)
Pork and Chives Dumplings (Rm 7 – half portion)
Signature Shrimp Paste (Rm 18 – half portion)
Of course, the must order and also signature of the house – Kung Fu La Mian撈派撈麵 (Rm 5)!!! The staff will play his kung fu and hand-pulled the noodles before putting it into your hot soup! Another insta-story moment to do while eating.
There is also FOC manicure service given by the manicurists. Remember to take your number from the tablet if you fancy getting your nail done.
I got mine done and walked out with a happy face. LOL
Compare to the one I had in ShenZhen, I find China’s version has more variety in terms of ingredients and yep, I prefer the China’s version very much. I still remember that delicious 猪大肠 I had and it was way so delicious! Miss it very very much!
Revisit to Haidilao Hot Pot Malaysia? I will still head over for it!
Haidilao Hot Pot 海底捞火锅
Level 10 Pavillion Elite,
168, Jalan Raja Chulan,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2110 0520
Opens daily from 10am to 3am