Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Old Sichuan Mala Hotpot in Taipei, Taiwan

Hot Pot

The local team selected this hot pot place for lunch today (112 Chang'an East Road Section 2, 2515-2222). When I asked why they chose this place over something like Ding Wang, they said that there was a recent video exposé showing how Ding Wang used frozen cubes for its broth, whereas this one still makes their broth from scratch. Whoa!

Anyway, I liked the food here, particularly the condiments, one of which was a concoction of three minced spices that you turned into a sauce using some soup. They also had a sesame sauce that was extremely fragrant...and interestingly, provided in a sealed packet for you to empty into your bowl. Was that an effort to be transparent in that it wasn't homemade?

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