Month: February 2016

Winter Warmer: Spicy Chicken Hot Pot

Hong Kong has experienced one its coldest winters of late which has left everyone in need of a little something to take the chill off. And what better way than to try a Sichuan chicken hot pot? A quick search on OpenRice uncovered Chuanpopo -川婆婆 – in Tsim Sha Tsui which offers a variety of hot pots including a ‘Spicy Chicken Dry Pot’. It took us a few minutes to figure out how to order the hot pot as it’s bit of a two-step process which you’ll read about later on. First you need to select either a half chicken or a whole chicken and then decide how spicy you want it from the options of ‘big spicy, ‘medium spicy’ and ‘small spicy’. I hate to say it, but the ordering system isn’t too far removed from ordering at a Nando’s restaurant. The price is very reasonable with a whole chicken coming in at $248 and half a chicken at $138. While waiting for the hot pot to arrive, you can create your own sauce to accompany the chicken. The pick …