What they do is that they will fry the meat in the pot with lots of garlic, onions and spicy sauce. The beef and chicken were so full of flavour and really tasty!
After the meat is cooked and served to us, they will then pour the soup into the pot. When it boils, the rest of the ingredients (yam, tofu, mushrooms, prawns, pork balls, fish balls, cabbage, chicken, foo-chook "beancurd skin" and corn on the cob) are then mixed into the pot.
With some remnants of the spicy sauce, garlic, onion in the pot, the soup was simply wonderful, complimenting the ingredients. It's a different kind of steamboat, one I wouldn't mind coming back for again. Lovely.
It was recommended that we tried the Caramel Yam for dessert and I'm glad I got a chance to. Being quite full, we ordered a small portion. Slices of yam are rolled into some honey and sesame seeds and then quickly dipped into ice cold water to harden it.
So, what you get is a crunchy effect on the outside with the nice soft yam on the inside. This is a great dessert!
It was a good meal, something different from the norm. I'm looking forward to coming back here again.
A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat. ~ Old New York Proverb