It was Friday night and I just didn’t feel like cooking. So, where to go for dinner? Then hubby reminded me that the new hot pot place was nearby. Why not?
Hot pot is definitely the theme of this place. However, the menu posted on the window doesn’t really convey that. Once you get inside though, it is quite apparent with an induction stove on each table.
We sat down and looked at the menus on the table. Interesting enough, nowhere on the menus indicated how much it is for hot pot, nor that it was all you can eat. I had to ask for prices. So, the price of hot pot is $30 per person, $10 for children under 12.
The price includes the base stock – you can choose up to two stocks
We started out with a few entrees: curry fish balls – should have really been named chili fish ball. Not much curry flavor but packed good heat. Due to that, I enjoyed them more than hubby.
Chicken satay stick – the chicken was tender with nice charring. The dipping sauce was not the usual peanut sauce. Not sure what it was as I did not really detect peanut, but really enjoyed this savory sauce.
Tako yaki – Japanese octopus balls. This version may not be the most authentic, but they were quite good. The texture is a lot softer than the other tako yaki I’ve had over the years.
For our hot pot, we chose the pork bone stock and Japanese miso stock.
We got a variety of items to cook in the stocks – snow flake beef, sliced beef, squid, beef bone marrow, green prawns, minced chicken with abalone, beef balls, fish tofu and dumplings (pork, prawn and chive). The snow flake beef was definitely the standout. I also really like the minced chicken. Other items were quite standard.
Yes, once again, we were stuffed! $30 is not a bad price considering the quality of food we got. Service was quite efficient and folks were friendly. I do suggest making reservations as it was quite busy last night even during an early dinner.
I am glad to have another good eatery nearby, especially for those lazy evenings….
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