Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Inner Mongolia @ Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur



This was originally meant for Monday as I thought it would be appropriate after reading the Inner Mongolia story in the Sunday Star. However since Photobucket was throwing a tantrum, I decided to post a shorter write up.

Recently I visited this place with my friends and I was impressed with the food that it definitely needs a second visit to try the other items. The restaurant serves steamboat and cooked dishes. Scroll down to the other reviews where bloggers have also visited the place and ordered their dishes for a sample on it.



To kick off our meal, we had a selection of cold dishes to perk up our appetites. One of their specialties is this type of cake like substance made from green bean flour. It's tossed with peanuts and a tangy sauce. Kinda nice but my favourite was their sliced bean curd tossed with a tangy sauce and carrots. It's not the first time we are having this as it was previously discovered when we ate at Dong Bei which is just round the corner from this place. Their version has more chilli oil in it versus the one in Dong Bei.


They have a large selection of cold dishes at the end of their restaurant in a glassed up area where you can select which one you wish to try. Some are made from meat, seaweed, lotus root and etc.



Next to the cold dishes, you will find people preparing dumplings and flat cakes filled with meats. This lady was making one of my favourites, the dumplings you will either pan fry to make wor tip or boil to just eat as dumplings.


Here's a tray of the finished dumplings. We didn't get a chance to try their dumplings that night as we had so much other food.


We tried their steamboat which came in two soups: a herbal soup and a spicy one. The spicy soup is actually the same soup base as the herbal one but has a layer of chilli oil on top. According to my friend, they add the chilli oil in a lot of their soup based dishes in China as it helps retain the heat. If you poke around the soup, you will see some strange herbs that is not available here as Inner Mongolia brings them in from China specially for this soup.



For the steamboat, we had New Zealand Lamb, Mongolian Beef, Minced Lamb, an unusual mushroom brought in from China and frozen bean curd cubes. The New Zealand Lamb and Mongolian Beef (this is specially brought in from Mongolia) is thinly sliced and all you need to do is dip them in the soup and they will cook quickly. For the minced lamb, slowly add small scoops of this in the soup to make into meatballs. Once they are cooked, they will float up and they have a melt in the mouth quality. You dip the food in the peanut sauce seen in the middle of the picture.

Although I am not a fan of steamboats, this particular one was extremely satisfying with all the tender meat that sated the carnivore in me. Of course price wise, this will be more expensive that the other steamboats which usually consists of processed items like fishballs and etc but I reckon it's definitely worth it especially if you love meats. I don't have the price for the steamboat but
Pixel's blog does mention they spent RM23 per person at this place and her dishes look similar to what we also had that night.

Inner Mongolia
290, Ground Floor
Jalan Pudu
Kuala Lumpur

Tel No: 03 - 2144 9688

For location map details, refer to
the Sun paper.

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19 comments:

bearyip said...

wow it taste and sound good .. how is the price??

boo_licious said...

beary. - I didn't pay hence I am not too sure abt the bill but like I said based on Pixel's blog, RM23 per pax was mentioned. Guess it also depends on how many people eat the selection with you then the price will go down accordingly.

fatboybakes said...

hey, boo, any good bargains at times warehouse sale? what did you get?

babe_kl said...

this is the kinda place to go with a huge group of ppl. had meant to try this place since they opened but at one time they were always closed when we passed by. see if i can gang up a group of us to pig out here

boo_licious said...

fatboybakes - I bought Donna Hay mags for RM5 each and a cookbook I was eyeing before called Asian Twist (From 108 to RM25).

babe - yeah, bring lots of people then I think cost will go down esp for the steamboat. We're already planning a trip there as my friends were salivating over the pixs and descriptions.

fatboybakes said...

AIEEEEEEEEE, must go there asap!!!!! what a steal!!!!

boo_licious said...

fatboybakes - dunno if still got though as I went for the preview. It was the covers with the lamb roast, the sliced mango and their christmas issue. There was one table on the right hand side when you walk into the entrance which was full of cookbooks. Magazines are on the right hand side next to the window. Donna Hay's Modern Classics 2 was also selling.

ahmok.com said...

nice blog... like your photos and reviews...

boo_licious said...

thxs ahmok! U also blog abt nice food too.

Fulltime Mom said...

boo, is this place pork-free?

J said...

I usually don't like steamboats too....
(Watching my food slowly cook in front of me with the delicious fragrance billowing in my face is usually torture for me)

Anyway,... the food the Mongolian steamboat looks very interesting...
:)

J said...

I usually don't like steamboats too....
(Watching my food slowly cook in front of me with the delicious fragrance billowing in my face is usually torture for me)

Anyway,... the food the Mongolian steamboat looks very interesting...
:)

cookies_cream said...

Ooo, Inner Mongolia. It's been closed down once cause everytime I passed by, the place was empty. But ever since they reopen the restaurant, there were lots of people during lunch and dinner time. The steamboat, spicy soup is it some kind of "mah lat" steamboat?

boo_licious said...

fulltime mom - sadly it's not pork free as they serve some cooked pork dishes. The steamboat soup base is pork free though.

J - give it a try. Will definitely have better service vs Bulldog.

Cookies cream - didn't know they were closed for a while? Maybe they were away in Mongolia as the owner and manager is from there.

Pengkritik Makanan said...

wow...it look very good..never had mongolian food before shall give it a try next time

boo_licious said...

pengkritik makanan - it's great if you love meat!

Pinkity said...

NICE! That looks like damn alot of food! :)

boo_licious said...

pinkity - it was a lot but we did finish quite a lot of the meat among 3 of us.

yanlamkaiyee said...

I went Jalan Pudu to look for the Inner Mongolia Restaurant yesterday but the signboard changed to Taiwanese Food Restaurant and under renovate. =.=...
Does anyone know the inner mongolia restaurant moved to where ?

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