I'm Legend Steamboat (船旗火锅) @ Ropewalk Piazza, Georgetown, Penang.
"I'm Legend" is serious when it comes to Steam"boat".... they literally transformed the entire restaurant in a boat-themed restaurant. The restaurant uses the conveyor belt concept but instead of the plastic belt that delivers the food, it now uses water stream to move the boats (with steamboat ingredients). We like the creativity, at least we could see the effort. The interior walls (of the restaurant) are painted with beach view while the water-conveyor belt is built on a huge wooden boat. The Instagram-hipsters would be glad to know that there are some creative and fun photo props available too (wooden boat paddlers etc). While the interior decor certainly managed to wow us, we were not quite pleased with the offering. The variety was small with most items being processed food (Fish Balls, Fish Cakes, Crab Stick, Seafood Tofu, Pork Balls, Deep Fried Bean Curd etc); we did notice a couple serving of Shrimps but they did not seem promising. The prices of the steamboat ingredients are determined by the colors of the plastic container used to hold the ingredients.
Red Label (Rm 4.90)
Tom Yam & Clear Soup Combo (Rm 9.90)
There are only 2 types of soup bases available- Clear Soup and White Tom Yum. We opted for dual-soup pot and was charged Rm 9.90 for that. The Clear Soup was alright, mild meaty flavor with a discernible aroma of the Chinese Bean Curd Skin (Fu Chuk) while the Tom Yum struck us with a jolting sourness, our untrained taste buds could not discern the Tom Yum flavor but a mere sourness (as though we were drinking Assam juice). If there was one thing that we could applaud, it could be their home-made dips. All dips were palatable and we thought they made a good combination with the Fish Balls. All in all, the place is fun to visit but solely for novelty experience; definitely nothing to shout over for the food.
Longan Drink (Rm 3.90)
Taste: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/ 10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: No. 156, Jalan Pintal Tali, 10100, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 251 9868