Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Excellent Hot Pot @ Hotpot Instinct, Causeway Bay Hong Kong

We met up with Eric's grandpa who took us to his favorite Hot Pot Restaurant called Hot Pot Instinct for dinner. Located on Tang Lung Street, the restaurant is just a few minutes walk from Times Square. And like many good Hong Kong Restaurants Hot Pot Instinct started with only eight tables on the ground floor but soon opened expanded next door to accommodate their loyal customers.

I have Hot Pot quite often but eating it with Eric’s grandpa was on a different level. My Hot Pot outing usually involves an all-you-can-eat restaurant that serves up good quality beef but here it included a whole lot of other delicious ingredients that I wouldn’t dare order.

Out hotpot began with the melt in your mouth Fatty USDA Beef, Super Fresh Salmon, Deep Fried Bean curd Roll and Udon Noodles.

USDA Rib Eye
Salmon Sashimi
Fried Bean Curd Roll
Udon Noodles

The highlight however would be the seafood! Live Air-Flown Boston Lobster, Live Canadian Geoduck and Abalone… Yes... we had all of them in one night and yes... it is really expensive especially in a place like Hong Kong. But believe me it is worth every dollar because one of the best ways to draw out the natural flavors of seafood is to lightly boil them and dip it in a little soy sauce for some saltiness. Simplicity at it's best!

Boston Lobster
Canadian Geoduck
Fresh Abalone

This was definitely one of the best Hot Pots I've had. Not only in terms of quality but also the experience of eating Hot Pot with such fresh seafood. The only thing missing tonight was Sharks Fin and that would have completed the list of the most expensive Seafood.

Food: 4.7/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Price: $$$$ (Approximately USD $50 per person)

Contact Information
Address: G/F,52 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2573 2844

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