Cantonese hotpot has long been an icon of Hong Kong eating, Singapore has been swept by the Thai mookata craze, and every Little Tokyo and Koreatown around the world is riding the crest of the Japanese shabu shabu wave – whatever way you look at it, Asian hotpot eating is one of the most comforting, tasty and sociable forms of eating there is. For an authentic taste of the Korean version, you can’t do better in Mong Kok than Running, a restaurant hidden on the 9th floor of a commercial building right on Nathan Road. Here, unbelievably juicy pork and crunchy fresh vegetables plop into broths so complex and rich they should have offshore accounts to avoid taxes. Things get a lot more interesting, though, with anything from pork jowl to ox tongue, pig’s ear to cheese sausages able to be thrown in and bubbled away. If you lack the time or crew to do a BBQ hotpot justice, try another delicious Korean dish like fresh kalguksu, cold buckwheat noodle soup or crispy Korean fried chicken.