Despite visiting Beijing during summer, one of the things that we wanted to have was some hot pot..
After my enjoyable Tian Wai Tian Hot Pot experience, I was more than ready to try out Hai Di Lao Hot Pot. This 16 year old Sichuan hot pot franchise was highly recommended and popular for its “hot and spicy soup”..
and its infamous “noodle dance”. (PS. The noodle dancer had to do it for us twice because the first time, the noodles fell on the floor. Extreme LOL moment.)
and some premium sea creatures (aka prawns and scallops).
No hotpot experience is complete without some dipping sauces. Bring on the garlic!
Stained clothes, smelly hair and dirty items will be the least of your worries when you cook. Bibs, pony tails and ziplocs were given by the staff for free to make sure you’d have smiles as wide as ours while eating.
Pretty full from the hotpot experience, we did not mind that there was no unlimited Haagen-Daz ice cream. The fruit selection (those peaches though!) was good enough.
All-in-all, it was a good way to start our last day in Beijing! 😉
You can find Hi Di Lao Hotpot at..
- Address: Eight Floor, Tianyingtai Department Store, 88 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng district
- Website: http://www.haidilaohuoguo.com/
The Beijing 2015 Adventure
Come join me as I track back on the cultural and gastronomical adventure we had in the following blog posts…
- Beijing 2015: The Adventure & ArtBnB
- Nanluoguxiang Hutong Village and the search for the The Drum & Bell Tower
- Jingshan Park: The Hilly Park
- Da Dong: Peking Duck Goodness
- Tiananmen Square: The Square of Democracy
- Temple of Heaven: China’s Religious Complex
- Din Tai Fung: Dumpling Goodness
- Beijing Zoo: The Giant Panda Viewing
- Beijing Chaoyang Theatre & Wangfujing Road: Chinese Acrobats & Exotic Food Fare
- The Great Wall of China: The Endless Journey
- Ming Tombs: The Mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty Emperors
- Hong Qiao Market & Dada Bar
- Hai Di Lao Hotpot: Sichuan’s Popular Hotpot Chain
- Summer Palace: The Most Beautiful Park in Beijing