Yuen Buffet Steamboat Restaurant had been operating from its previous location in Sunway Mentari since 2005 and has relocated to Kelana Jaya on 15 January 2014. Popular for its wide array of steamboat ingredients and its famous ‘Honey’ Chicken Wings, Yuen has managed to capture customers from all walks of life who enjoy a good meal with their family and friends. Yuen now has a refreshing and vibrant look at its new location in ZENITH CORPORATE PARK, KELANA JAYA (behind Paradigm Mall) but rest-assured, they endeavor to continue serving good quality food to all their loyal customers!
History of Yuen Buffet Steamboat
Yuen Buffet Steamboat is the pioneer of seafood buffet steamboat in Sunway Mentari. Their previous location since 2005 was situated in a 4-storey corner shoplot at 32A-1, Jalan PJS 8/6, Mentari Plaza.
“Yuen Buffet Steamboat is the pioneer of seafood buffet steamboat in Sunway Mentari”
Yuen was operated under the matronage of Madam Susie Teh (whose famous Chicken Wings became the hallmark of the restaurant) until her sad passing in 2010. The business remains a family-operated enterprise and continued to be managed by her eldest daughter and son. The fact that the restaurant is still enjoying brisk business for all this time is testimony to our success and quality of our food.
Many have tried to emulate Yuen’s success as evident from the entry of other steamboat restaurants in Sunway Mentari over the years. Nevertheless, Yuen has remained faithful to its core business model of delivering a ‘no frills and affordable’ buffet steamboat experience for all walks of life.
“Yuen has remained faithful to its core business model of delivering a ‘no frills and affordable’ buffet steamboat experience for all walks of life”
From reading a fair amount of blogs written by our loyal customers and foodie friends, we came to realize that many of our customers are students from colleges around Sunway and Subang. We are happy to have provided a place for you to hang out and get-together and hope to continue being the main-stay ‘gathering place’ for the next batch of students to come. And we certainly hope these ‘former students’ will visit us again from time to time!
To all our patrons, we operate an honest family business and we look forward to serving you better at our new location.
Yuen is famous for what is popularly described as ‘Honey-glazed Chicken Wing’. The Chicken Wings are so popular that the regularly replenished dish would often finish before the next batch is ready from the kitchen. The taste has been described as simply must-try; juicy and tender on the inside and succulent thick ‘honey-glazed’ coating on the outside. The chicken wings go well with the other cooked food which also forms part of the buffet spread i.e. Auntie’s Curry Chicken, Fried Rice and Mee Siam.
Yuen is pork-free and our ingredients are sourced from many Halal certified vendors such as Ayamas.
There are over 100 types of ingredients in our buffet spread. We DO NOT serve pork. All our ingredients and soup base are sourced from Halal certified vendors such as Ayamas. Even the type of crab served is only the Halal flower crabs.
After a hefty meal, children and adults alike will often make a beeline to our dessert counter which has a free-flow selection of local fruits, Nyonya kuih and King’s ice-cream.
What is ‘Steamboat’?
This fondue dish is commonly referred to as ‘Hot pot’ in South East Asia. In Malaysia and Singapore however, it is referred to as ‘Steamboat‘; consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock and varieties of stew at the center of the dining table. While the steamboat is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leaf vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce. In many colder countries in Northern East Asia such as Japan and Taiwan, steamboat meals (‘hot pot’ or ‘syabu syabu’ as commonly known in those parts) are often eaten in the winter.
The Chinese hot pot has a history of more than 1,000 years. Hot pot seems to have originated in Mongolia where the main ingredient was meat, usually beef, mutton or horse. It then spread to southern China during the Tang Dynasty and was further established during the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty. In time, regional variations developed with different ingredients such as seafood. By the Qing Dynasty (AD 1644 to 1912), the hot pot became popular throughout most of China. Today in many modern homes, particularly in the big cities, the traditional coal-heated steamboat or hot pot has been replaced by electric, propane, butane gas, or induction cooker versions. Because hot pot styles change so much from region to region, many different ingredients are used.