On our trip to Beijing in March 2014, I wasn’t really prepared for how harsh the weather was going to be.. it went down to as low as 3 deg C and had wind gusts of 40-50 km/h.
We went out a bit early to look for a place to have dinner and after 20 mins or so, we decided to try this place.. Mala Hot Pot! Why not? Combat the cold with the numbingly spicy Sichuan peppercorn & chilli oil hotpot..
Of course, we’ve all heard of food scandals in China.. but we were hopeful when we saw this.. hygienically wrapped cups, bowls etc.
Then the food arrived..
I think we were a tad bit too optimistic about our appetite..
Oh ya.. we also ordered a huge plate of assorted mushrooms.
The Mala tasted very different than those we get in Singapore. It was delicious and tasty.. not just numbingly spicy.