The Pot (CLOSED)
In the Chinatown area a restaurant has recently opened that will interest lovers of "Chinese fondue": it is The Pot, which specializes in traditional hot pots.
The restaurant is simple and fairly well-kept, the staff is polite and the clientele exclusively Chinese.
Hot pot here is obviously the main dish, so don't expect to find anything else except a few starters (like fried pork, fermented rice dumplings, or taro jelly).
It is possible to try up to two different types of broths choosing between normal, spicy, tomato, lemon and ginger or Tom Yam (slightly spicy).
You will then find a selection of cuts of meat (lamb, pork or beef of high quality and selected) and offal (such as the large intestine and pig brain or duck blood), tofu (of which I absolutely recommend the cut one millefeuille), mushrooms (the variety is wide, maybe order the set of mixed mushrooms), lots of fresh vegetables (also here maybe order the mixed set and, in addition, the lotus flower root), the so-called "meatballs" (I really like the shrimp ones) and a small selection of seafood.
Like any self-respecting hot pot, here too you will find a set of condiments to make your favorite accompanying sauce; compared to other restaurants tried in the city, the selection here is not particularly varied, but you will still manage to prepare something tasty.
Once all the ingredients have been cooked, absolutely order the fresh noodles of the house or the wide and flat noodles to be cooked in the finally obtained boiling broth.
Both the broth and the various ingredients are fresh, abundant and tasty. You will leave The Pot very full, even if in my opinion the final bill is higher than other restaurants in the same category. However, it remains a good point of reference for lovers of the genre in the area between Chinatown and Monumentale.