March 11th, 2013. Sister Date Day~
Eunice suggested a sister date of hot pot and a movie. How could I resist? What a wonderful idea! She recommended a place she’s been to in Burnaby called Pearl Hot Pot.
Usually hot pot is a communal food activity, but in this case they bring out individual pots per person and you can choose your own hot pot type. There are base “combos” dependant on the protein that include veggies and choice of noodles and each combo comes with a soft drink and dessert, too!
Dim sum meets hot pot; you choose off the menu which base hot pot you want and then you have the option of checking off on your menu sheet any additional items your’d like to add on such as vegetable, seafood, or meat items.
It is fun to eat as a group out of a big pot, but I felt that the individual is a nice way to go as well especially if you want different things or if you come by yourself. Also, it comes with a raw egg, which I love! I’m egg poacher 😉 I like to drop it in gently and swirl the egg whites but keep the yolk intact and give it a slow poach so it cooks through!
I think the ingredients are not bad (just not great), the fish balls can be kind of a miss as you can see from the gray-ish color it is in the photo….but the meat and seafood are fine, the veggies are firm, and the broth is decently flavored, so I would say that overall it’s okay 😀 As always, hot pot is just super fun to eat and hot soup and dipping things in it is always yummy and interactive!