Hong Kongers’ favourite winter food has to be hotpot – fantastic for getting together with a big group and taking part in a bit of DIY cooking. Here are Quintessentially’s top five hotpot recommendations to ward off the winter chills as the weather gets cooler… P.S. Check out our latest top five hotpots in Hong Kong roundup here!
Siu Fei Yeong (Little Sheep)
2/F, Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463-483 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2893 8318
The mark of a good hotpot in a strongly-flavoured, delicious soup base. This chain of hotpot restaurants has numerous locations around Hong Kong and is popular among locals and expats alike.
5/F, Lucky Centre, 164 – 171 Wanchai Road, Wanchai – 2866 8305
Breaking the hotpot mould, Megan’s Kitchen’s USP is its uniquely-flavoured, non-traditional soup base. Think cappuccino tom yam gung or tomato and crab soufflé soup. Drop in the brightly coloured fish, lamb and meatballs for an unusual dining experience – a good intro to hotpot for beginners.
The Glass House
Shop 13 Lower Ground Floor, 45 Braemar Hill Road – 2807 3131
A beautiful location for enjoying alfresco hotpot (surely a rarity in Hong Kong!) in Braemar Hill. Floor to ceiling glass windows make this a lovely destination for lunch as well.
Fong Wing Kee Hot Pot Restaurant
G/F, 85-87 Hau Wong Road, Kowloon City – 2382 1788
The satay soup and tender beef at this local joint in Kowloon City are the most popular base and ingredients.
牛皇星 (Cow Star)
149 Woo Sung Street, Jordan – 2199 7933
Go here for authentic, local hotpot – but don’t forget to bring along your Cantonese speaking friend!
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