Hot Pot meal is good for people who enjoy spending time around the dining table. It is relaxing and fun, however keeps you busy though in doing the cooking yourself.
Over the Easter holidays, I found a Sichuan restaurant with attractive holiday lunch sets. So after the set lunch, we went to try out the hot pot set. It was equally good.
The booth we had was very spacious and comfortable for two. There was no real fire. The hot pot was set on an electric stove. We were offered a small side table to ensure that our main dining table won't be too messy.
As for soup base, we can choose between plain version and spicy. Well, Sichuan spicy soup can be VERY spicy, so we went for the plain version. In fact there were quite a lot of ingredients inside - tofu, mushrooms, turnip etc. If you want to try both, you can pay an extra $10 for the dual soup style.
While the soup boils, we had to collect the soy sauce and any other seasoning of our choice. There were a great many choices for us to pick.
Here's the menu
Suchuan Hot Pot Set for 2
Beef Chuck & Blade (8 pcs) 美國雪花肥牛
Iberian Pork or Sliced Lamb (4 pcs) 西班牙黑豚肉或羊肉片
Chicken (4 pcs) 鮮雞件
Grass Carp Belly or Sliced Grass Carp (4 pcs) 鮮鯇魚骨腩或鮮鯇魚片
Beef Tripe (4 pcs) 白毛肚
Mushroom Ball + Fish Ball (4 each) 香菇貢丸, 潮州白魚丸
Enko Mushroom + Chinese Lettuce + Sweet Corn 金菇菜, 唐生菜, 甜粟米
Homemade Dumplings (4 pcs) 家鄉抄手
Sichuan Flat Noddles or Vermicelli or Instant Noodles 四川紹粉或龍口粉絲或公仔面
Complimentary Roseller Drink (2 glasses)
These cool drinks were just good to balance the heat from the hot pot. I like it. (See top photo - the tall glass next to the hot pot)
Sweet Potato Soup
To wrap up the meal, we had two desserts which were also free. Quite an old fashion Hong Kong style dessert. Just didn't expect to have this in a Sichuan restaurant. After all, we were extremely full and happy. I generally eat one meal a day, but my friend also gave up dinner!
Hot Pot Set for 2: HK$168
Cost of Tea: HK$12 per person
Service charge: 10%
Total: HK$211.12 (US$27)
3/F One Capital Place
18 Luard Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Food Blog - Sichuan Hot Pot