Sept. 11, 2017: For dinner at night, we went to Garden Restaurant (花園酒家) in Yau Ma Tei for hot pot! This hot pot was in a comfortable restaurant on the upper floors of the restaurant that also serves dim sum, a la carte dinners, and more. I remember eating dim sum here at the restaurant with my family as a kid.
It was a good deal for hot pot of $198 per person before the 10 p.m. time slot.
We got there at 6:30 p.m. and entered together as a group. Upon being seated, we could go out into the drinks station to choose any drinks of our choice — it was all-you-could-drink too (non-alcohol of course!).
I chose my favourite plum juice which goes so well with heat-inducing hot pot meals.
There was a huge list of hot pot foods to order from on a list.
The condiments station was significant too and was the first thing you saw when entering the restaurant through the elevators.
They had a lot of different sauces and condiments. I was amused that the soy sauce was dispensed via a water cooler. XD
We ordered a lot of valuable seafood to eat like fish, fish stomach, and more. Scallops and shrimp were part of the all-you-can-eat hot pot already.
It was so different eating hot pot in Hong Kong. They have way more interesting and high value items on the menu for choosing.
We had a parlsey and thousand year egg soup broth paired with a Ma La spicy one. The ma la broth wasn’t as spicy as expected but more salty. I stuck with the less savory side and the foods indeed picked up the fresh parsley flavours.
It was a good hot pot meal. Super worth it too! At the end of our meal, we saw so many high school students come in for the deal in hordes.