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. 

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

Seafood

Abalone

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.

Palsaik

Palsaik (팔색 삼겹살)  is a famous Korean cuisine with three branches in Seoul and outlets in the US, Japan, Australia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines. With a recently opened branch in Thailand in 2nd floor of Siam center.

Famous for 8 colorful different flavors. I started with their signature set with pork belly that is marinated for 12 to 36 hours in eight different sauces – gingseng, red wine, pine leaves, garlic, herbs, curry, miso and gochujang.

Similar to some Korean places, staff took care of grilling and keeping pan clean using Radish which is an amazing idea. The thing about Thai people is that we are not used to have stranger cooking while we are eating in front of us and it could be awkward sometimes. Not a big deal though, still an amazing experience to leave it to the expert.

Pork belly are cooked very well with firm and fragrant texture. Different flavor offered a variety of enjoyable choice to choose from and side vegetables are surprisingly fresh.

Cheesy fried rice to complete the meal. The rice are not too dry or soggy and well-balance flavored.