Dim Sum in Jalan Kelawai
Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo - Kelawai 重庆老火锅 Restaurant
Open Hour5:00PM - 5:00AM
41, Jalan Kelawei 10250 Georgetown Penang
There will always be a time every now and again where one might crave for something soupy and spicy, and that’s when one is due to enjoy a steamboat meal. Several have mushroomed across the state of Penang over the last couple of years. One that particularly stands out is Chong Qing Lau Huo Guo Steamboat 重庆老火锅, located on the bustling Kelawai Road.
Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo (重庆老火锅) is not new in Penang, the brand is known to serve Sze Chuan-styled Hot Pot and has resonated amongst night owls looking for late night suppers (the restaurant operates till late night). But it has since introduced something different from their core product (Hot Pot). We were attracted by the flashy banner hung outside of the new branch at Kelawei Road... that says "Dim Sum available in the mornings". So why not? Not only does the place has limited parking slots but also limited tables. While the variety is less-aggressive, the classics are all available with a few uncommonly seen Cantonese Dim Sum dishes. But budget-watchers should take note on the price points, a Dim Sum meal at Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo does not come cheap. Just to give you a glimpse of the price points- a serving portion of Siew Mai is priced at Rm 6.50 while Har Kaw is priced at Rm 8... not inclusive of service charge and government tax. However, Dim Sum dishes are all made-to-order and they will be piping hot when served to the table, so do not expect a cheap and express meal here.