On November 10, I had the pleasure to be invited to attend the Grand Opening Event of Morals Village opening their fourth location in Mississauga! This hot pot restaurant franchise originated in China with more than 600 stores and since has expanded to Toronto. They currently have three shops in the Greater Toronto Area with a planned fifth shop to open in Ottawa next year! It’s an exciting time for hot pot restaurants in Toronto and especially for those who like to hot pot! Hot pot cuisine is when you choose a soup base in your own pot (communal or shared) and then throughout the night, you can boil various meat, seafood, vegetables, and other food items in your pot to eat! You can choose your own condiments to dip the food into too. It is such a comfort food kind of experience and perfect for the colder months of the year. It’s always a fun dining experience when you enjoy it with people who love eating and sharing food. 🙂
When I arrived to Morals Village in Mississauga (after more than an hour stuck driving in rush hour traffic –!), the grand opening party was already in full swing. Sweven Media was the company hosting this event for us and true to their word, they had a red carpet rolled out for all guests to enter as well as a photo op with a lady dressed in traditional Chinese-style attire against a backdrop, a talented DJ blasting out music throughout, several unique performances throughout the night, raffle prizes, and a thoroughly well planned out event!
There was an entire table set up with hot pots of different soup bases and hot pot items for us to take photos of. During this mingling time, the servers walking around us also took down our soup base orders for the individual hot pots that we would be eating out of.
By 7:30 p.m., the host, Grace, began her welcome speech to all of the guests in the restaurant and we were all ready to eat! I liked that all of the seating had been pre-arranged.
All of our individual hot pots arrived very promptly and our tables contained knobs for us to adjust the strength of the flat-screen stoves as well. One by one, the raw food items began arriving on the table too for us to enjoy.
It was such a lovely time enjoying the music from the DJ, performances, speeches from the owner himself, as well as eating hot pot that night with fellow foodie friends. There was nothing to complain about as the food kept arriving to our table and we could order more as we liked. The service was exemplary (as is probably expected for a grand opening event). Everything was so good!
This Deep-sea spicy fish fillet was seasoned with the numbing ma la spice and I really enjoyed it!
We actually spent close to 2 hours eating and by 10 p.m., we were all done and so full! I hadn’t felt that full in a long time. I really appreciated how the owner also went around to each table to individually thank us for coming and also asked for our feedback.
This was my second time dining at Morals Village for hot pot cuisine and I can definitely agree that they offer some of the best service for hot pot restaurants in terms of their food quality and service (you can view the first visit’s blog post here). It’s great to see that they are doing so well and expanding throughout Toronto! 🙂
Thank you to Sweven Media for inviting me and to Morals Village for the exceptional food and service!
FTC Disclaimer: Although Sweven Media reached out and invited me to a complimentary tasting at Morals Village, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the companies.