Restoran Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot @ Desa Setapak

Braving the rain last evening on a lookout for some hot meal with Janice, we were pleasantly surprised to see a new branch of the Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot restaurant in my neighborhood. Serving basically hot pots of chicken, pork, beef or fish, it was my first time trying it out even though I've read about this restaurant before. 

Restoran Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot @ Desa Setapak
Restoran Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot @ Desa Setapak

Restoran Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot
Desa Setapak 
35, Jalan 14/27B, 
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-41442879
(Located along the row of shophouses behind Wangsa Maju LRT)

"Chongqing is the birth place of the hot pot in China. Once upon a time, it was a seasonal food designed to protect against the low temperatures and frigid winds of the winter. People would sit around a table, eat hot pot, and revel in the instant warmth that would flood their bodies. Hot pot has become more and more popular today, and it is widely enjoyed by people and regardless of seasons and regions."

Spicy Chicken Hot Pot - RM20.90
Spicy Chicken Hot Pot - RM20.90

I would think this is the perfect dish to have on a cold rainy day, as Janice and I ordered the Spicy Chicken Hot Pot to share. Served in a hot pot, with continuous burning fire below it, the dish itself came looking really colourful with the carrot and vegetables on top of the chicken pieces. Personally I liked the soup, when boiling hot it does tantalize your tastebuds with its spiciness. The chicken pieces were a tad too small though. 

Blue flames heating up our hot pot
Blue flames heating up our hot pot

It was interesting to note that no gas is needed to maintain the fire, as the blue flames came from these flammable stuff which I have yet to find out what it is. The fire maintained it's intensity throughout the meal, ensuring our soup is always boiling. 

Our pretty Spicy Chicken Hot Pot, good enough for 2 pax
Our pretty Spicy Chicken Hot Pot, good enough for 2 pax

Here at Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot restaurant, on top of the mains, there was a fridge filled with side dishes comprising of baskets/bowls of vegetables, bowls of pork /fish balls, noodles, mushrooms and beancurd. Each side dish had a price ranging from RM1 to RM4, which goes well with our main hot pot. During my meal there last night, we were given a complimentary basket of vegetables, much to my delight. 

Overall it was a pretty good meal, one which may not suffice if you are a big meat eater, as the size of the chicken meat were really small. You could however drink the boiling hot spicy soup until you are full, as free refills were given. Do check out the latest branch of Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot should you be in the vicinity of Desa Setapak. 


Henry Lee said...

i was interested to see the dinosaur ribs. Really from dinosaur? :P

Isaac Tan said...

haha, i didn't even notice it, will probably go and try again the dinosaur ribs :D:D

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Interesting that they use claypot to be the hot pot.

suituapui said...

Nice! Hopefully, no msg overdose. Usually the case in Chinese restaurants. I'm very sensitive to it now - been cutting down on it or doing without msg in my food these days.

Henry Tan said...

lol ehh im more interested at the dinosaur ribs!! pork rib or what?

Reanaclaire said...

Something special...Issac!

Xue Ren said...

I tried once, and the taste is quite unique!! :)

Small Kucing said...

pengsan looking at the 1st photo :p

mmm...this place looks there a branch in sunway too? like saw before a restaurant similar name in sunway

Teck said...

The auntie with blue pant.......really enjoy her meal.