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Liu’s Chong Qing Hot Pot

Hot pot dining has become popular year-round in Hong Kong with hundreds of restaurants vying to attract hungry punters,Still,the recent opening of Liu’s Chong Qing Hot Pot is sure to burnish the already well-stocked line-up at the top end.

Liu’s genuinely hails from the Chong Qing area and its authentic Chong Qing–style“ma la”spicy hot pot has taken China by storm. The outlet in Hong Kong is operated by Gaia Group,a well-known local restaurant operator,in collaboration with Liu’s in Chong Qing. The soup base recipe and ingredients,especially for the ma la spicy soup base,are provided by Liu’s in Chong Qing. The outlet in Hong Kong is a bit more upscale and offers more and fresher seafood and meat items from overseas.

Our hot pot dinner was a sumptuous treat,challenging and ultimately fully sating our palate. We started with the Signature Liu’s Mala Soup($198/full)which uses two large bricks of butter plus a secret recipe spicy soup base. We also later switched over to a duo soup base of Fragrant Coconut Chicken Soup($118/half)and Healthy,Nourishing Fish Maw Sea Conch Soup($138/half),both of which are tasty and well rounded. We were impressed with the quality of the inscribed copper hot pot and the presentation of the various ingredients,including the array of condiments and seasonings.

We chose several meats for the hot pot. They include Liu’s Quartet Beef Platter–Kagoshima A4 Wagyu Chuck Rib,USDA Prime Short Rib,Kagoshima Pork Belly,Kagoshima A4 Wagyu Ribeye Cap($638),which is strikingly presented. If intestines are your thing,Liu’s offers a nice selection. We had Liu’s Marinated Pork Slices($98)which is savoury and the Signature Liu’s Beef Tripes,Goose Intestine,Duck Blood,Pig Kidney,Beef Trachea($158)–quite a combo. For good measure,we also ordered the Signature Duck Blood($68)again as well as the Pig Brain($ 68)–all of them are more than pleasantly palatable.

Other dishes we tried included Fried Stuffed Chinese Dough with Trio Paste($88),Fried Dough Stick($58),Lettuce($42),Cetuce($42)and Brown Sugar Glutinous Rice Cake($84),a dessert. Liu’s also offers an extensive drinks menu,including its 1-litre Kirin Ichiban Draft Beer($138),which comes frosted over with an icy foam head.
Our hot pot outing at Liu’s was thoroughly satisfying. Whether you like your meats dipped in uber-spicy soup or tasty chicken soup base,Liu’s Chong Qing Hot Pot offers a hearty and filling dining experience. Do give it a try.


Address: Shop UG 37 & 38,Level UG,Festival Walk,80 Tat Chee Avenue,Kowloon Tong,Kowloon

Tel: 2628 9891


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