Two Pesos @ Kota Damansara
Originated from Taiwan, Two Pesos is a steamboat/hotpot specialist, mini steamboat to be precise. Opened its 1st Malaysia outpost at SS2, Petaling Jaya approximately five years ago and created a craze to our F&B scene with its cute and colourful pot used. There are currently five outlets in Klang Valley (SS2, Kota Damansara, Puchong, Cheras Selatan and Sri Petaling) and I believe they are still doing pretty well as there was always a queue at the entrance every time I passed by the Kota Damansara branch.
We were loitering around Kota Damansara one weekend night and decided to settle our dinner at Two Pesos because there were still a few vacant tables in the restaurant.
Dressed in vibrant orange theme, the interior was bright and cozy with delicious looking food photos decorated the walls. Ventilation system was okay however the tables are cramped within the shop and placed a little too close for comfort.
Their concept is similar with God’s Delicious Pot which is Taiwanese style hotpot too. Diners can choose the soup base from more than a dozen of options namely Milky Seafood Pot, Hua Diao Chicken Pot, Two Pesos BBQ Pot, Korean Army Pot, Japanese Sukiyaki Pot, Supreme Tajine Seafood Pot, Bsu Spicy Pot, Mongolian Herbs Pot, Light Vegetarian Pot and etc. Followed by choices of meat, staple (rice or noodles) as well as add on beverages and other hotpot ingredients.
Lemongrass Tea (RM3.80) & Passion Fruit Ice (RM4.20)
Italian Tomato Pot (RM19.50)
My Italian Tomato Pot was served with a beautiful tomato shape pot in bright yellow. Brimming with ingredients such as fish fillet, prawn, mussel, squid, bean curd, bean curd puff, bean curd sheet, meat balls, crab filament, tomato wedge, mushrooms and plenty of vegetables on the bottom. I opted for pork (other options are fish and Australian beef with addition charge of RM2.80) and instant noodles (other options are white rice, Meehoon and Yee Mee) to go with the pot.
The tomato soup base was rather diluted but after all the ingredients being cooked for a while, the flavour was slightly elevated. Portion wise, it’s sufficiently filling for a personal hotpot. Soup is refillable.
Two Pesos provides a few sauces and condiments to enhanced your steamboat experience which diners can mix your dipping sauce to own preference – bean paste, Sacha sauce 沙茶酱, spicy sauce, sweet sauce, fried shallot oil, mesh garlic and spring onion.
Fried Bean Curd Sheet (RM3.70) & Seafood Tofu (RM4.80)
2 Pesos BBQ Pot (RM22.50)
The BBQ pot came with both soup pot and grilling pit layered with aluminum foil. The ingredients were similar with my Italian Tomato Pot but the pork slices (other option is Australian beef with addition charge of RM2.80) were spread with BBQ sauce sit on bed of onion.
The meat can be quite dry if grilled alone on the grilling pit so we heated up some shallot oil (from the sauce counter) before grilling the meat. (^_−)☆
Verdict: Overall it’s just a decent hotpot experience, the food and service was just average for us. I still prefer my usual steamboat places such as THIS (ღ˘⌣˘ღ). Revisit? Most probably not.
No 32-1, Jalan PJU 5/9, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
47810Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel no :+603-6143 6299
No 7, Ground Floor, Jalan SS 2/67, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +603-7865 2072
No 16, Jalan Kenari 8, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100, Puchong, Selangor.
Tel: +603-8280 7533
No. 119G, Jalan Radin Bagus, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-9054 0885
No. 143A-G & 145-G, Jalan Dataran Cheras 9, Dataran Perniagaan Cheras,
43200 Cheras, Selangor.
Tel: +603-9081 0025