Having established at Bukit Mertajam, Sisters Mala Hot Pot 姐妹饭馆 is opening another new branch at D' Piazza Mall Penang. The new branch offers the same menu... the restaurant specializes in churning out Mala Hotpot styled dishes. Not to be confused with Hotpot (as in Steamboat), the Mala Hotpot-styled dishes here refer to the way of cooking... adding Mala-sauces to the dishes (more like a stir fry dishes to go with either noodles or rice). Like most Mala Hotpot carries quite a lot of options and choices... and the prices are pretty competitive as well. Worth checking out if you are a fan of these Mala dishes.
Mala Hotpot (Rm 2 for the sauce + total weight of ingredients)
Clear Soup (Rm 1 for the soup + total weight of ingredients)
We had both Mala and Clear Soup version, the latter version was somewhat like Yong Tofu but we wanted something soup-ish and less-monotonous. The Clear Soup was flavorful and we liked the fact that the broth and food items were not overly greasy. The Mala Hotpot was alright either... it possessed the quintessential Mala flavor with reasonable saltiness. It was good that it was not overly seasoned and drowned in oil... the overall flavor combo was of satisfactory.
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: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Business Hours: 12 pm to 8:30 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact Number: 6018- 778 0002