Xin Hotpot

One of the most famous Mala Shabu spot in Taiwan. All you can eat for lunch cost around 700 TWD per person. One thing to remember is they accept only cash.

Mala soup are more on higher degree of intensity which is perfect for people with numbing spiciness level. Good ingredients quality. Beef, pork, seafood and veggies are fresh.

Plus there’s a Movenpick and comfy sofa too. 

Jiufen & Ding Wang Hot Pot

Jiu Fen is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Taiwan nowadays. Famous from an inspired scene from Studio Ghibli Spirited Away. As I traverse around Jiu Fen street with colorful side vendors, it is more enjoyable with Spirited Away soundtrack in my head.

Stopped to take a tea break with Skyline tea house opposite to famous A Mei tea house. Their menu of beef noodles are enjoyable with fragrant tea by the sea view on a clear sky day. What a lovely scenery.

Exquisite Shabu Mala style. Ding Wang is more like a family celebration kind of restaurant rather than all you can eat style shabu place. Mala soup was not too numb for my taste. Amazing A5 Wagyu quality. Not so extensive menu but well executed quality.

Wenting Hot Pot

Start my first meal in Taiwan trip with Wenting Hot Pot. Weting emphasize on Emperor level service with finest ingredients. I have arrived around noon time without any queue and got a table right away.

Their front service provides costume for photo shoot, massage chair, nail decoration service, candy and hot tea in case you have to wait for the table.

Mix your own sauce corner. Variety of ingredients to make your own sauce depends on individual preference.

Ordered two persons Wagyu Surf & Turf set. The set were served beautifully. Mala soup is a numbing Chinese soup which consists of Sichuan peppercorn, chili pepper and various spices simmered with oil. From the photos it is red color soup on the right. Wenting soup are abundance in herb and spice ingredients and full of flavor. A trick is not to dip vegetables in Mala soup since it will soak too much Mala and resulted in too numbing flavor. Most people prefer dipping meat/seafood for a short duration and enjoy the flavor

AU Wagyu Beef



Abalone size are just bite size. The texture are fresh and resulted in sweet and enjoyable flavor.

Matsuzaka Pork

Apparently, Matsuzaka pork is not a famous dish in Japan. From my research, I understand that it is a coined term in Taiwan. Definition aside pork texture are good and enjoyable. If anyone have further detail, it would be appreciated and I would update the info in the future.