Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant at Taman Merdeka Permai is the latest addition to the blooming hot pot scene in Melaka’s steamboat choices. Hot pots are conventionally being satiate with a pot of soup and axcompanied with either a platter of assorted ingredients; or ala carte plates of selected ingredients; or even on a spread of buffet line.
This one is not any different at one glance but upon looking through their one page menu, you’d know that the specialty isn’t at the variation of soup and dip-cook ingredients.
Instead, the pot itself is the signature and of the restaurant. With only 2 Claypots to choose from, you either go with pork or chicken. And the spotlight would be on their abalone. Serving an entire abalone sounds glamorous but let’s get real. For the price that you are paying, it is a whole abalone alright – but size matters as well. These mini abalones comes in pair for a small pot size and add on will cost RM 8 each.
Inside the pot is thick broth so concentrated and packed with robust flavour of what’s being taken pride – the use of free range chicken. When sipping the thick soup, confinement dishes came to mind and the heat from those ginger in the soup can be a little overwhelming; I’m beginning to understand why indoor air conditioned seating is popular and packed.
The order would be accompanied with some vegetable and mushrooms but one can proceed to pick more plates of add ons that’s already pre – sealed with cling wrap and charged accordingly to plate colours.
Cold beer is a popular choice over their F.O.C free flow water and hot tea. If not beer or tea, they’ve got a honey booth that mixes your honey beverage. Alas, all sign and pricing are written in Chinese. Fortunately, the staffs are pretty helpful and well verse to communicate so I managed to order this ice honey plum.
Nine Six Abalone Claypot Restaurant is located at :
No.2&2-1 And No.4&4-1, Jalan MP5,
Taman Merdeka Permai,
75350 Batu Berendam, Melaka
Business hours: Monday- Sunday (11am-2:30pm, 6pm-9:30pm)