Gather around and have hot pot in winter is one of the tradition in Hong Kong. It’s not hard to see why – the hot soup will warm you up, it goes well with beer and you can choose whatever ingredients you want so everyone is happy. To celebrate the winter in coming, we picked five new hot pot places in Hong Kong for you to try.
The “drunken” themed restaurant created various broth flavours such as Coconut, Chicken & Venus Clam in Sake, Fish Maw and Chicken with Chinese Medicine, Drunken Chicken in Hua Diao Chinese Medicine, Black Truffle with Assorted Mushroom…etc. They also provided Angus beef and seafood imported from Japan as hot pot ingredients. This is nothing like any traditional Cantonese hot pot restaurant.
Shop 1, 2/F, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (Phone) 23219038
27/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay (Phone) 23237098
Meanwhile, SUPPA is very fond of the old Cantonese style and it shows in their decoration - vintage wall tiles, vintage ceramic tableware, vinyl record player, mahjong table in the corner and so on. The restaurant wants bring us back old time memory of home and having hot pot with families. Hot pot including Solenidae, homemade pork dumplings and drunken chicken.
2/F, Circle Tower, 28 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay (Phone) 35204111 / 54020239
Taiwanese are equally passionate about hot pot as us but you don’t have to buy a flight ticket to Taiwan to get their hot pot! Hot Pot Land features Taiwanese broth that are made with Chinese herbs and are beneficial to your health. Their signature broth Numbingly Spicy Soup with Ancestral Recipe, Recommended Royal White Soup, Numbingly Spicy Soup with Ancestral Recipe, Old Mama’s Tonic Double-stewed Soup. Vegetarian option is also available. Taiwanese favourite duck blood is also on the ingredient menu.
1/F, 6 Yim Po Fong Street, Mong Kok 23361098
3/F, Winning Centre, 46-48 Wyndham Street, Central (Phone) 9363 8980
Another Taiwanese hot place but most of the hot pot ingredients in this restaurant are handmade like meatballs, dumplings, asparagus wrapped in pork and, crab and shrimp “lollipop”. They are all very original and if you like to try new ingredients, this one is for you. And of course you can expect Taiwanese bubble tea and fruit tea on the drink menu too.
G/F, 9 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui 53995188
29/F, Soundwill Plaza 2, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay (Phone) 51221883
Don’t overlook this if you’re a cheese lover! Running Chicken is famous for their cheesy chicken pot which the broth texture is thicker and creamier than most of the hot pot out there but it is addictive and their celebrity customers can agree on that. After finishing the chicken, you can add other ingredients e.g. noodles, beef and beef as well to make the most of it!
2/F, The Lamma City, 761 Nathan Road, Mong Kok (Phone) 68213394 (whatsapp only)
3/F, Jardine Centre, 50 Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay (Phone) 93415931 (whatsapp only)
G/F., 383 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan (Phone) 98670242 (whatsapp only)
3/F, The Wave, 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong (Phone) 98885104 (whatsapp only)
A very important tip: this is the peak season for hot pot restaurant so make sure you book the table in advance (at 1-2 days before) unless you want to have spontaneous dinner in odd hours.