Da Long Yi Hotpot: Steaming up Bukit Bintang, Kota Damansara & Johor Bahru

March 6, 2021

Triple the delight for mala enthusiasts: Chengdu-born Da Long Yi Hotpot has launched its third outpost in Malaysia, steaming up Bukit Bintang with a sultry Sichuan spice-fuelled experience.

Da Long Yi Hotpot now has two eateries in the Klang Valley - Bukit Bintang and Kota Damansara - and one in Sutera Mall Johor Bahru, bringing a full-bodied authenticity with soup bases flown in from China, finished in Malaysia with fresh ingredients everyday.

For the opening of the Bukit Bintang outlet, customers here can order a soup base for RM1 - a brilliant bargain that enables you enjoy even more meat and seafood for your hotpot!

Customers will love dining in decadence at Da Long Yi's sleek new space in Bukit Bintang, adorned with gold dragons and crimson lanterns for classical opulence.

If this is your first time at Da Long Yi, start with the Signature Mala Spicy Soup (regular price RM46), fiery without being overpowering, enhancing all the produce in the pot with that unmistakable peppercorn kick, without unnecessarily torching your taste buds - true to how it's done in Chengdu. 

Da Long Yi makes the flavours even more satisfying with its flagship dip that mixes garlic, chilli, oyster sauce, soy sauce, herbs and a house-made vegetable blending oil. It’s a sweet-savoury sauce that balances the mala heat perfectly, yielding a velvety richness to the meal.

Three other broth possibilities include the Mushroom Soup (earthy and umami-rich with pepper notes), Tomato Soup (with a sweet vegetable tang) and Winter Melon Chicken Soup (the most heartwarming and homemade-tasting choice). These can be ordered in a Twin Pot (regular price of RM43 for two soup bases) or a Tri-Pot (regular price of three soup bases for RM42).

Da Long Yi offers almost 100 different ingredients to savour for your hotpot, something for everyone.

Meat lovers must try the Marbled Beef Slices, terrifically tender with premium-grade bovine marbling (RM46 for 180g), and the Mala Beef, distinctively coated in chillies for meat with heat, best paired with the mala soup (RM18). 

Prefer pork? The Pork Shoulder Slices (RM20) represent pure porcine pleasure. You can also relish the best of three types of offal with a platter of Beef Tripe, Duck Intestines and Pork Aorta (RM35).

All in all, the bounty of sea and land is equally available. 

The variety of fish and seafood includes Tiger Grouper that's beautifully complemented by the broths (RM45) and flavourful Prawn and Fish Paste, a punchy, quality highlight (RM28).

From ready-to-eat-in-three-seconds HK Ring Rolls (RM15) to silky-gelatinous Duck Blood (RM8), plus Napa Cabbage (RM8), Lotus Roots (RM10) and a Mushroom Platter with five kinds of mushrooms (RM20), Da Long Yi promises plenty of fun in every feast.

Wrap up your visit with Da Long Yi's sweet, chewy Brown Sugar Glutinous Rice Cake, a common dessert coupled with mala meals in China (RM15). You can also sip on China's own Harbin beer for pleasantly smooth chugging as you wade through the hot pot (RM18 per bottle, RM50 per bucket).

The Da Long Yi brand spans 300 stores worldwide, including in China, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Singapore, and Canada. 

The Bukit Bintang branch is a grand, three-storey setting, with gorgeous artwork and grey brick walls for a nostalgic sense of timelessness.

If you're in Petaling Jaya, check out the Kota Damansara venue, also a visual beauty with an intricate decor.

Da Long Yi Bukit Bintang boasts private VIP rooms that can accommodate eight to 20 persons, equipped with karaoke facilities, while Kota Damansara has rooms for 8-10 people. Please consult the respective branch to book the rooms for your time-slot and for details of minimum room spending.

Many thanks to Da Long Yi for having us here.

Da Long Yi Hotpot Bukit Bintang
74, 74A, 74B, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Open Mon-Sun, 12pm-10pm. Tel: 011-3889-9669

Da Long Yi Hotpot Kota Damansara 
C-GF-01 Sunway Nexis, No 1, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Open Mon-Sun, 12pm-10pm. Tel: 011-3863-3336

Da Long Yi Hotpot Johor Bahru
L2-550b, L2-550c & L2-550d, Level 2, Sutera Mall, No.1, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, Johor Bahru.
Open Mon-Sun, 12pm-10pm. Tel: 019-792-2599

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