At Hot Pot, the simple premise has guests choosing from five varieties of base broth, which is then served at table at boiling point, standing on a heater. Then dinner is then cooked as you watch: you choose from a range of ingredients such as king prawn, beef and pork balls, mutton or vegetables – or you could go left-field and opt for pig's intestines, cuttlefish or quail eggs.
When the food's cooked the dipping phase begins, so guests visit the dipping sauce bar to tailor-make sauces while the broth's boiling. Visit that again and again for as much sauce as you'd like, then you're left with an enriched broth: boil up some noodles for the ultimate homemade soup.
Inside Hot Pot, gold accents, woven panels and linen lamps complete an ode to Far East style and cuisine.
|What||Hot Pot restaurant, Chinatown|
|Where||17 Wardour Street, W1D 6PJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
|Website||Visit Hot Pot's restaurant to book a table|