Chongqing Authentic Sichuan Hotpot & Cuisine (正宗金山城 / 川菜麻辣火锅) @ Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Pudu

Having tried Xiao Fei Yang on numerous ocassions, we chose Chongqing Sichuan Cuisine for a change to satiate our hot pot cravings albeit the whole area is practically dotted with restaurants offering similar style hot pot..

We got there at 6.30 pm and the place was practically empty save for a lone occupied table. Pretty easy to get a table IMO but finding a parking could be a challenge. Do note that CQSC is an ala carte hot pot restaurant and not a buffet concept. They have a very wide variety of quality meats, seafood, vegetables and other unique items (cooked and uncooked) to suit every individual’s unique preferences. Well, If you’re not into this Sichuan hot pot thingy, there’s  Pao Xiang BKT at the adjoining unit which belongs to the same owner.

IMG_6615Chongqing Sichuan Cuisine is one of the many hot pot restaurants within the Pudu area apart from XFY, the one we mostly frequent. Let’s hope our visit is worth the try.

IMG_6622Spicy & Non-spicy combination soup/鴛鴦子母火锅 @ RM 18.00 ~ There are nine different soup bases ranging from RM 18-68 and a menu of over 100 selections are served with Australian Abalone being the most expensive item on the menu @ RM 198/can.

The spicy soup we chose was “very spicy” with loads of dried chillies, which gave a very good kick, in a nice way but, the floating dried chilis and szechuan peppercorn were all over the pot. Too much for comfort.

The clear soup on the other hand was nice, right from the start even w/o any ingredients shabu-ed into it. After dumping all the beef, lamb and fish fillets? Just imagine..but unfortunately, the sweetness of the broth came from the MSG. Thirst kicked it right after our meal. 

IMG_6625Condiments from L-R ~ Chopped scallions, Chinese parsley, diced raw garlic, chili padi in soy sauce, fermented bean curd in sesame seed oil, chili oil, fried onion oil, salt, sugar and MSG.

IMG_6626We went for fried onions, parsley in chili oil, parsley, HK chili paste and chili oil with fermented beancurd sauce. Mind you, this place charges for their condiments @ RM 3.00 per person. How ridiculous! (only found out when the bill came)

IMG_6627Lamb Slice/入口羊肉片 @ RM 16.00 ~ We had 3 plates of this gamey lamb slices.  Marvelous! 

IMG_6628Beef Slice/入口肥牛 @ RM 16.00 ~ Another 3 plates of our favorite beef slices.

IMG_6629Tender Beef Slice/嫩滑牛肉片 @ RM 12.00 ~ Tender my foot! Completely opposed to what was named! Super chewy and the translucent gooey liquid coating the beef slices was a put off ! Avoid this! 

IMG_6630Garland Chrysantemum/茼蒿 @ RM 8.00 

IMG_6631Spinach/菠菜 @ RM 6.00 

IMG_6632Fish Ball/西刀鱼丸 @ RM 8.00 ~ Texture was good with a bouncy mouthfeel. It was fresh  and without any fishy smell.

IMG_6633Mee Hoon/米粉 @ RM 2.00 

IMG_6635Fish Fillet/生鱼片 @ RM 16.00 – We had two plates of this snake head fillets. It was super fresh and added additional sweetness to the clear broth.

IMG_6636Grass Prawns/草虾 @ RM 16.00 – Another 2 plates of this which was just ok. Not the freshest though! 

IMG_6638Fried Mee Noodle/伊面 @ RM 2.00  

IMG_6637Bill came to about RM 250.00 for 3 adults and 2 teenagers. Not a super special hot pot experience but was just ok. Didn’t really enjoy the spicy soup which was ladened with over excessive floating ingredients. It can be so irritating when u get szechuan peppercorn and dried chilies in every spoonful.

Apart from the spicy soup, charges for the condiments was really a put off.  They even charged my 2 kids for it when they didn’t have any. We literally have to argue for the charges to be written off, that is when we saw the ugly side of the CHINA woman owner. She was obnoxious, loud, rude and was not very pleasant to talk to when we pointed out her mistake. Guess “shouting on top of their lungs” are a norm to the CHINA “mari” people. Instead of apologising, the response was tough! Nevertheless, the first and the last! Won’t even consider stepping foot in here again as one bad experience leaves behind a lasting bad taste! For hot pot, we better stick back to XFY! 

  • Restoran Chongqing Sichuan Cuisine (正宗金山城)
  • 144 & 146, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah
  • Off, Jalan Pudu
  • 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
  • Tel – 603-2144 2623
  • Business hours –
  • GPS Coordinates
  • N03º08.422 E101º42.716


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