As a food blogger, one of the main motivations that keep me going after 7 years is getting to see new innovation and creation of our local F&B outlets. Recently there is a new concept which attracts my attention very much. This unique concept is brilliantly combining conveyor belt Sushi with Chinese steamboat and it’s known as I’m Legend Steamboat Restaurant.
Once you have known it, it is not difficult to locate this steamboat restaurant and I am glad to share it with you to save you the time. To be honest, I have placed a significant amount of effort to locate it just by relying on the name of the restaurant and the road name “Jalan Pintal Tali”. Also there is a lack of media exposure on this restaurant as it is still relatively new. I’m Legend Steamboat Restaurant is one of the shops at Ropewalk Piazza (Tadaa! If I have been told earlier that would save me alot of time) which is along Jalan Pintal Tali. This restaurant shares the same row as the overhyped Metisser Patisserie along with many other new cafes.
Although the steamboat ingredients here are nothing extraordinary and are commonly found in other restaurants, it is the unique concept of this shop that makes it different from the rest.
The video below shows how the “kaiten” steamboat operates:
The little boats ferrying containers of ingredients will “sail” around the huge boat and you get to see the ingredients in a rotation basis. You can take the ingredients that you like from the the conveyor boat.
The ingredients range from fish balls, meat balls and meat slices to hams and vegetables. You may ask the staff to bring you other ingredients which are not on the conveyor boat.
The soup comes in clear type and/or white tomyam. The price is the same if you wish to have both types in the pot.
The taste of the white tomyam here is quite different from the regular tomyam that we had elsewhere. The white tomyam is made of lemongrass, garlic, onion and bird’s eye chili. Comparing it with the regular red tomyam soup base, you can spot chopped red chili skin in red tomyam but you can’t spot them in white tomyam. On the other hand, the clear soup has been cooked with pork ribs where you will be able to taste the sweetness in the soup.
Another attraction here will be the homemade chili sauces. There are 3 types of chili sauces which look appetizing and yet fiery at the same time. For those looking for a challenging ‘companion’ to your steamboat dishes, you have the option to try out all 3 types which have been served to you on your table.
The price of each dish is according to colour of the label on the container lid (not the colour of the container lid):
Green label – RM1.90
Red label – RM4.90
Blue label – RM7.90
Orang label – RM10.90
Soup (option of clear soup and white tomyam) – RM9.90 (refillable).
White tomyam is my favourite here probably due it was more appetizing. I also enjoyed the lemongrass fragrance and the spiciness level of the soup was just right for me.
Another outstanding ingredient is the curry fish ball. The filling of the fish ball some mildly curry-infused paste which is something new to me.
Overall, the presentation and the concept which combine Japanese kaiten sushi and local steamboat is something very unique. The white tomyam soup is one of the selling points here. The price of the food here depends on the items that you have taken. The drawback is the extreme-difficulty in getting a parking around this area.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
|Smoking (available outdoor)|
Operation hours: 12:00noon – 10:00pm (Daily)
Contact: 04-251 9868
Address: 156, Jalan Pintal Tali, Pinang George Town