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Monday, July 21, 2008

Bei Shan Chuan Spicy Steamboat Restaurant - Vivo City


I was at Vivocity on saturday and happened to see this banner placed near the escalator stating buffet steamboat for only $13.90++ with DBS cards (UP $16.90 on weekdays and $18.90++ on weekends).

Well, I decided to explore this steamboat restaurant. It took me about 15minutes to find the restaurant as it was located one corner at the 3rd level. As you know, Vivocity is SO Big.. I had a hard time looking for the restaurant until I smell the fragrant of the steamboat near Daiso. I traced the smell and finally I found the restaurant! I reached the restaurant before 5 pm and it was not packed with people yet. I found a good spot where I can enjoy eating my steamboat and at the same time admire the scenery outside.

To my surprise, I was quite disappointed with their varieties as there weren't much choices to choose. They don't even have meat balls. Food replenishment were slow too. Service was not good either.

I saw one of their male staff shouting at a customer in mandarin," Boss, Do you know you are blocking my way? How do you expect me to go over when you stand there?" The customer just replied, "Oh, I am so sorry." If the person he shouted at was me, I would definitely make a complain to their manager. I finished my meal around 6.30pm and when I was about to eat ice-cream, they had NO MORE ICE-CREAM. When I asked for a refill, they told me they had ran out of ice-cream for the day. How could it be possible when it was just only 6.30pm? The crowds were still queuing and filling into the restaurants.

Although Bei Shan Chuan Spicy Steamboat really have a lot to improve, they still have their plus point. The food were fresh and prawns were of reasonable size. Soup base was quite okay. The temperature of the aircon was also good to have steamboat, because I did not sweat while eating the steamboat. Keke... but i heard the aircon will be turned off after 9.30pm. Overall, I give this restaurant a 3 stars for ambience, 2 stars for food and 1 star for service. Would I consider to go back to this place again?Maybe, if they still have the promotion.

Name: Bei Shan Chuan Spicy Steam Boat Restaurant
Address: Vivo City #03-07 ( Beside Daiso, hiding at one corner)
Telephone: 6222 3880

**Please note that it is not one DBS card per bill to enjoy the promo. It is one dbs card per pax. You have to show them your cards to them. Weird and stupid, right? But it is their rules.

8 comments:

Erwin Tan said...

Seems nice.. Thanks for sharing..

Audrey said...

Hey guys, my husband and I were @ Vivo City today. We saw the poster which looks attractive and affordable, so decided to try it out. Think it was a wrong choice for us to have our dinner there. It seems to be a "Hei Dian". They do not have the stuffs which are shown in the poster and the price for per pax is $16.90++ instead of $13.90++. Was told the price is for STUDENTS!

Pauline said...

The prawn and crab is not refill

angie said...

the service was extremely bad. the waiter shouted at me and asked if he owed me just after i request to refill my drink myself. what kind of serivce is that? and the cooked food was like as if they took out from the refrigerator, that cold. sucks totally.

mitch chua said...

Service sucks... Yet dare ask for service charge...
Lack of variety... Super slow refill...wats more... Poor ambience inside... Wtf...
Tats it... No more 2nd time... Hope they close down good

mitch chua said...

Bei shan chuan.... Wtf... Sucks...
V poor sevice yet dare ask for charges..
No varieties yet call it buffet....
Super slow refill .... Don't have plain water...
Poor interior ambience... Limited walkin space...
Tats it.... Mo more 2nd time... Hope it closes down...

Mitch said...

Don't ever try tat makan place...
Poor service... No varieties... Slow refill..
No plain water... Wats more... U named it they "have it "
Sucks....

Anonymous said...

Had very bad experience in this restaurant. Please don't go as it will spoil ur mood for the evening... For sure. Coz of their bad service and the way they manage the seating. They will squeeze you and ur companion between others and you need to share table even if you call advance to make reservation. Paying a restaurant price and eating worst than hawker centre styled steamboat. At least for hawker centre or cafe style steamboat, I get a table to myself and do not need to share. Think about it.