Hot pot

Hot pot also known as Chinese fondue has a history over 1000 years and until now, it is still the most popular dish for social or family gathering in china.

The hot pot city in china is Chongqing, a municipality under Sichuan area. Chong Qing hot pot is the most famous hot pot in china, even around the world.

The most authentic hot pot restaurant in Melbourne , in my view , is the Dainty Sichuan.

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There are many branches for Dainty Sichuan, like South  Yarra, Boxhill, and Chinatown. In this blog, I’ll introduce you the Box Hill one, which serves mainly superb hotpot and few Sichuan dishes. As I eat a lot hotpot in china, I definitely believe this one is the best authentic and delicious hop pot you would typically experience in china

What is the process of eating hotpot at Dainty Sichuan ?

Very simple !!!

Firstly, you need to pick your own soup base. Dainty Sichuan offer customers variety individual boiling soup pots, normally I go for combo(mushroom and spicy).


Secondly, you need make your own mixed sauce.

Unlike other hotpot restaurants in Melbourne, Dainty Sichuan has a huge condiment station!!!


The condiments there all being hold in big pot, from sesame oil, soy, to chill based mushrooms and chill sauce and you can take as much as you like.

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Third step is about the fillings –raw ingredient. I usually order an vegetable combo, a serving of lamb, beef, and pork belly. .


When you fell too spicy, you can take some drinks, plum juice is the cooling drink I often choose.

Then comes to eating !!!

Is there any tips for eating at a hotpot restaurant ?

Here are some you should pay attention

1 wait for the broth in the pot start boiling.

2 if you put meat ball into the hotpot, the correct time for you to eat is when it start floating.

3 Roof vegetables like carrot and radishes takes longer time to cook, so you should better cook 8-10 minutes before you start eating them.

4 Lastly, eat with a group. It’s just more entertaining that way. Hotpot seems almost designed for good conversation

If you want to know more information about Chinese hot pot, just leave me a comment and I will be glad to provide more information.

Dainty Sichuan, Box Hill
Phone: (03) 9041 4318
1, 2a Cambridge Street, Box Hill VIC 3128

Hot pot”的一个响应

  1. Ui- hard to find the way throught all those Chinese signs ^^ I love hot pots! When I was in Japan I often went to restaurants and had stuff like Sukiyaki or Shabu Shabu. I did not know that one can have them here as well- thank you for sharing this information! I will give it a try 😉

    1. Thank you for your comments ^_^
      Actually the one I mentioned here is different from what you eat in Japan, and hope one day we could have a chance to eat hoppot together ~

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