LIST: Legit Chinese Hot Pot Restos to Visit in Malate and Ermita
A piping hot pot of rich and flavorful broth, filled to the brim with your favorite ingredients is a warm hug that will surely hit the spot on cold, rainy days.
Hot pot or shabu-shabu gives you all of that, stewing in a bowl full of various cuts of meats, seafood, veggies, dumplings, noodles, tofu, and more. It is best enjoyed with friends and family, who you can bond with while waiting for your food to cook, especially on “ber” months.
Feeling the cravings now? Here are some of the best restaurants in Malate and Ermita where you can have the ultimate Chinese-style hot pot.
Lau Chan Restaurant
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Found in Malate, Lau Chan Restaurant servs authentic Chinese hot pot and staples through its eat-all-you-can offerings. The place has a wide selection of hot pot ingredients such as mutton, beef, goat, chicken, duck, seafood, noodles, dumplings, and vegetables. The portion per plate is generous for its price. The satay and clear broth are highly recommended.
Ping Yang Hot Pot
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Since 1989, Ping Yang Hot Pot in Malate has been one of the favorites for getting hot pot on a rainy day. It has unlimited hotpot offerings that’s sure to make your tummy happy. It also offer sets menus for groups where you can enjoy seafood such as lobster and crab. The seafood is kept alive in an aquarium until it is cooked, so the freshness is guaranteed. Aside from premium hot pot, Ping Yang also serves dimsum and other a la carte items and rice toppings, all affordable and delish.
Visit Ping Yang Hot Pot at 556 J. Nakpil Street Corner Adriatico Street, Manila. For inquiries and reservations, contact 0917-815-0875 (Viber). Follow it on Facebook.
Yue Lai Seafood and Hotpot Restaurant
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A favorite among the Japanese in Malate, Yue Lai Seafood and Hotpot Restaurant offers authentic and well-loved Chinese food–especially hot pot–that lots of customers come back for. It specializes in seafood kept fresh in the in-house aquarium. Like in most hot pot places, Yue Lai hot pots are completely customizable from the soup bases down to the meats and vegetables. You can also bring your own seafood as an ingredient in the hot pot, or have it cooked to your liking.
Yue Lai Seafood and Hotpot Restaurant is at 1668 A. Mabini St, Ermita, Manila. For inquiries and reservations, call 02-8400-6491. Follow it on Facebook.
Supreme Beef Hotpot
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You are in for real carnivore treat at Supreme Beef Hotpot. This restaurant in Ermita is well-known for its wide assortment of fresh beef offerings in its hot pots. Shank, chuck, tongue, gut, bone marrow, you get them all here! Try its signature spicy soup base to enjoy that authentic ma la experience.
Supreme Beef Hotpot is located at 670 T.M. Kalaw Ave., Manila, Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, contact 02-8280-7275／0927-181-7001／0919-008-9107. Follow this resto on Facebook.