Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hot Pot @ 潮民, Hong Kong

I was in Hong Kong for a night and stayed with my friend Stanley who took me out for some Hot Pot just right below their apartment in Causeway bay. The Hotpot restaurant is popular among locals for their Tomato Crab Broth which was something I've never tried before.

Tomato Hot Pot Broth with Blue Crab
Special Hot Pot Broth
Vietnamese Blue Crab
This is the restaurant's signature Broth. It tasted like HK-style Russian Bortsch and surprisingly complemented all the Beef, Lamb and Pork we ordered. The Blue Crab that was thrown into the broth added a richer flavor because of its roe.

Dipping Condiments
Dipping Condiments

Fatty Beef
Fatty Beef
As the name implies the Beef was very fat and melts in your mouth. It was thinly sliced and wasn't served frozen which did not dry out the meat

Fried Fish Skin
Fried Salmon Skin
The Fish Skin here was really good. It was very crispy and was served piping hot.

Mongolian Lamb Slices
Mongolian Lamb Slices
The Mongolian Lamb Slices was not very fat and had a strong lamb flavor.

Beancurd Sheet Rolls
Fried Bean Curd Sheet Roll
A favorite of mine when eating Hot Pot in Hong Kong. The Beancurd Rolls were freshly fried and did not taste too oily. It was light, crispy and consisted of many thin layers which allowed the outside to absorb the broth and the inner layers to maintain its crispiness when bitten into.

Fish Maw Dumplings
Fish Maw Dumplings
It was my first time eating Fish Maw Dumplings.

I really enjoyed the Hot Pot at this place especially their broth which I've never had before. The Tomato flavor definitely help accentuate the meatiness of the all the meats we ordered.

Food: 4.5/5
Service: 3/5
Ambiance: 2.5/5
Price: N/A (I was treated for this meal)

Contact Information
Address: 大坑浣紗街22號地下
Tel: +852-2890 9308
Opening Hours: 07:00-00:00

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