Soup lovers in Sai Ying Pun swear by Andy’s Hot Pot, a restaurant on Queen’s Road West famous for its Chongqing brand of hotpot. Fresh vegetables, meat and seafood are cooked in a spicy and pungent broth typical of the southwestern Chinese region, so come hungry and prepared to break out into a sweat. The restaurant’s convenient location on Hong Kong Island makes it a hit among the after-work crowd, so we highly recommend that you reserve ahead of your visit.
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Food was very fresh, meat was excellent (the beef tier was worth the price), and the mala soup base was great. Very nice service - it wasn't super crowed on the week night that we went, so we could stay at our table until closing time. The servers were all friendly and very nice to us tourists - towards the end, they were trying to help clear our messy plates but also reassured us it was ok to sit and chat, no need to rush. Really nice experience.
My 2 friends were the ones eating the spicy crab dishes, they thoroughly enjoyed it. I had shrimp friend rice that was very good too.
More than just a communal dish to be shared with loved ones, hotpot is a way of life for locals in Hong Kong as much as in Chongqing, where the cuisine at Andy’s Hot Pot originates. Situated at Queen’s Road West in Sai Ying Pun, this restaurant is known for its signature spicy and pungent broth – typical of what you’ll find in the southwestern Chinese megacity.
The two-flavour pots at Andy’s Hot Pot are a hit with its regulars, as it brings together the best of both worlds. The spicy soup base is a must here, of course, and so is the full-flavoured pig bone broth, which evenly balances out the fiery notes of the former. Start off your visit to Andy’s Hot Pot with a handful of cold dishes and appetisers to munch on while waiting for the soup to boil. When that happens, you’ll want to have the restaurant’s bestselling items ready at your table for cooking, such as the spicy slippery beef, fish tofu, bamboo fungus and Sichuan dumplings. With such a wide variety of ingredients to choose from, no two visits to Andy’s Hot Pot could ever be the same. So why wait? Gather your friends for a Chinese hotpot treat at this gem in Sai Ying Pun on Hong Kong Island – but remember: bookings are essential.