Young Sheng Hot Pot (养生火锅) @ Icon City, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
"Yang Sheng" is a healthy regime or a belief by Chinese where certain combination of food could complement each other and maximize the health benefits. Combining the right types of food could boost the body's absorption of nutritions. Young Sheng Hot Pot at Icon City, Bukit Mertajam applies the food synergy theory on their offering- dishes are meticulously paired with different ingredients to optimize health benefits. The restaurant presents their food in the the form of Hot Pot and boiled Soup. The offering is limited but more than good enough to satisfy all range of diners. Young Sheng Hot Pot can be found on the first floor, on top of Baby Sumo at Icon City.
Signature Duck Pot (Rm 99.90/ Small)
For first timers like us, we did not know what to choose; the server gladly recommended us their signature Duck Pot. The pot consists of half bird of Duck, some Radish, Goji Berries while crunchy greens like Enoki, Eryngii, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Lettuce and Cabbage were served separately; as well as two servings of Yee Mee. The seemingly invigorating broth was crystal clear, sans the thick layer of revolting grease; clean in taste and light on the palate, with a mellow acidity which I presumed from the Chinese Pickled Mustard. It was especially comforting to be enjoyed during a chilly rainy evening.
The Duck was meticulously cooked- soft but not mushy, vigorous chewing was not necessary in this case, the meat was literally fall-apart-tender. It did possess the exotic Duck-gamey taste but rather mild and of acceptable range for us. The portion seemed to be too large for the two of us but surprisingly, we've managed to wipe everything on the table (though we left with bloated tummies). We'd recommend the serving for 3 diners but not 4.
Salmon Tofu Hot Pot/ 养生三文鱼炖豆腐汤锅 (Rm 129.90)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 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. 39-01, Jalan Icon City, 14000, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 2:30 pm; 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Closed on the last two Mondays of the month.
Contact Number: 604- 504 0960