Don’t we all just love spicy hotpots that leave us perspiring minutes into the hotpot? That lip-numbing sensation accompanied with droplets of sweat down our forehead is certainly an addictive adventure to many of us. First of all, Ma La Broths originated from Taiwan and China. They are essentially spicy soup base with dried chillies in them. With so many avid lovers of Mala Hot Pots, how could we not curate a list of 8 Best Ma La Spots for you to try in Klang Valley? Ready? Here we go.
8 Ma La Spots In KL & PJ You Must Visit!
1. Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot
The first spot on our list is this Ma La Hot Pot spot located in Sunway Velocity, where ma la hotpots are constantly on the bloom. Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot is one of the many variations of Chong Qing Hot Pot; the place of birth for China hotpots. Upon walking into this shop, you will be greeted by ancient China elements ranging from in-store deco all the way to the engraved hotpot stoves. Aside from that, the presentation of the hotpot ingredients is top-notch, it’s a culinary experience befitting royalties. Ever heard of a Barbie-doll meat presentation?
Address: Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot, V05-01-02, Signature 1(V05) Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 12 PM to 12 AM (Opens Daily)
2. Xiao Fei Yang
Xiao Fei Yang, Little Lamb Hotpot is renowned for their generous amount of ingredients in their broths. Wanna take a guess? Hint: it’s not 10, not even 30. Okay, we’ll reveal the exact number. They have a total of 36 different types of ingredients in their broths! Crazily aromatic, right? The ingredients include ginseng, goji berries, liquorice and many more. As you can probably tell from its name, this place is the go-to spot if you would enjoy dipping tender lamb meat in fragrant mala broth.
Address: 40, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 10.30 PM (Opens Daily)
3. 天上天火锅 TST Hotpot
Another spot that specialises in Chong Qing Hot Pot is 天上天火锅 TST Hotpot. Literally naming their mala broth as Chong Qing Spicy Soup, you’ve got to try it out for yourselves to see if their testament rings true. Also, they have a wide array of sauces that will leave you spoiled for choice. You will be guided regarding the perfect combination of sauces that is sure to maximize your tongue-numbing, ma la hotpot experience.
Address: Lot P1 16, Tropicana Avenue Jalan, Persiaran Tropicana, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 8.30 AM – 1 AM (Opens Daily)
4. 老四川火锅 Lao SiChuan Steamboat
Over at Lao Sichuan, a word of caution to all foodies is to choose your spiciness level carefully. But if you really can take the heat, we won’t spoil the fun here. Comprises of both indoor and outdoor seatings, the ambience in this ma la spot is certainly nothing less than enjoyable. We forgot to mention that this shop is constantly packed to the brim but we say that good things are always worth the queue right? Lao Sichuan is also different from other hotpot joints due to its unique 6-grid stove.
Address: 47, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 9.30 PM (Opens Daily)
5. Chuan Chuan Xiang Mala Steamboat
The next hotpot spot in Sunway Velocity is Chuan Chuan Xiang Mala Steamboat. There’s certainly nothing better than dipping slices of meats in a hotpot broth in the middle of the night. Chuan Chuan Xiang Mala Steamboat operates until 2 in the morning, so this is the best place for supper fans. Famous for having everything skewers, you’ll find vegetable, meat, offal and also seafood skewers. There is also a huge selection of condiments for hotpot lovers like garlic and even sambal.
Address: Chuan Chuan Xiang, VO3-3A-6, Sunway Velocity, Lingkaran SV, Maluri, 55100 Selangor
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 2 AM (Opens Daily)
6. Shuguo Yin Xiang
Commonly known as Shuguo among regular patrons, you’ll know that crowds will start swarming this store from as early as 7PM, even on weekends! Bear in mind that this is a hotpot joint so patrons would take approximately an hour or more to clear up the table. So, be there early guys. The interior of the shop closely resembles the China era with traditional long benches as well as square tables and lanterns. Ma La broth here is to-die-for. It has Sichuan peppercorn, chilli pepper and other spices as the base for this spicy, chilli oil broth.
Address: 1st Floor, V03-01-03A, Level 1, Boulevard, Sunway Velocity.
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 2 AM (Opens Daily)
7. HotPot Kitchen
When we think of Ma La hotpot, the first thing that comes to our mind is a pot of red, spicy Szechuan broth packed with countless of dried chilli. While that may be somewhat accurate, there’s another version of Ma La, the dry version. Simply put, this version is equally spicy only eliminating the broth. At HotPot Kitchen, you’ll get to pick your own ingredients as well as the spiciness level (Spicy Fragrant, Spicy Dynamic and Spicy Xtreme) Pair it with a bowl of white rice for a perfect, fragrant Dry Ma La experience. Having 3 branches across Klang Valley, this spot is really a spicy hit among Ma La lovers.
Address: One Utama Branch | RG355 Ground Floor, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Mid Valley Branch | S045a second floor (east court), Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
Sunway Pyramid Branch | Lot SPWF002A, SUNWAY PYRAMID SHOPPING MALL 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Opens Daily)
8. 香辣辣麻辣香锅 Xiang La La Mala Hot Pot
The final spot on our list of 8 Best Ma La Spots In KL & PJ is none other than Xiang La La Mala Hot Pot. What’s unique about this hot pot joint is that it offers 7 levels of spiciness. Ready to start counting? They have broth, not spicy garlic, slightly spicy, spicy, hot, premium spicy and finally spicy soup. 7 impressive, lip-smacking levels to choose from. Another thing that you can choose are the ingredients for your plate, or bowl of Ma La.
Address: No.6-G ,Jalan Kuchai Maju 10,Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park,58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 3 PM | 5 PM -11 PM (Opens Daily)
Phew…did you guys sweat from reading this list? Or perhaps they make you feel like getting off your couch for a session of perspiration? Bring your friends along for a spicy wholesome adventure!
8 Sweat-Worthy Ma La Spots In KL & PJ
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