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Best Eats: Brace the Rainy Season at These Hot Pot Restaurants

Best Eats: Brace the Rainy Season at These Hot Pot Restaurants

Auli Cinantya
02 November 2022


The rainy season is here, and nothing can beat the cold like a soothing hot pot with your family and friends. Check out these restaurants for your next steamy pot of goodness!


Food always tastes better in good company, but nowhere is this more true than discussing hotpot. When Jakarta’s unpredictable weather strikes and the downpour seems never-ending, gather some friends and families and mingle over a bowl of hot mala soup.

Hot pot or hotpot, also known as soup food or steamboat, is a Chinese cooking method. A pot of soup stock simmers on the dining table, and a variety of Chinese foods and ingredients are served beside the pot for diners to add to the hot stock.

As November comes, we greet the rainy season. And nothing can beat the cold like a soothing hot pot with your family and friends. Check out these restaurants for your next steamy pot of goodness!

Hot Pot Restaurants in Jakarta

Chong Qing Hot Pot

Chongqing Hot Pot offers classic Chongqing dishes made with traditional recipes passed down from generation to generation, such as homemade noodles and the red and white soup duo. They are a traditional mala soup and an 8-hour bone broth heated on the stove at every table. You can enjoy a pot of steaming broths of your choice, filled with fresh, premium ingredients–from buttery wagyu beef to delectable platters.

Dragon Hot Pot

Dragon Hot Pot is deemed Melbourne’s No. 1 hot pot restaurant. With a personalized-bowl concept, they offer an affordable and quick hot pot style. The soup bases at Dragon Hot Pot are based on century-old hot pot recipes. A unique golden thick, fragrant broth made from marrow bones cooked for over 12 hours with more than 20 traditional Chinese herbs. They have three different soups, one dry menu, and over 100 ingredients to choose from. Customers can design their bowls by selecting the base, components, and level of spiciness.

Eight Treasures Jakarta

Eight Treasures represents the pinnacle of life and culinary experience. Its name comes from the ancient Chinese symbol of fortune, representing prosperity, happiness, and fulfillment, among other things. Eight Treasures strives to improve wellness by creatively incorporating Traditional Chinese health techniques into our one-of-a-kind dining experience, where herbal medicines are creatively incorporated into healthy gourmet soup bases.

Traditional Chinese health concepts are used to create the four different soup bases. One of which is their signature cartilage soup, brewed over 12 hours and combines delicate fish cartilage with fresh ginseng to create a smooth and creamy broth with delectable flavors.

Hai Di Lao

Hai Di Lao originated in China’s Sichuan province, where hot pot is considered the region’s most well-known dish. With over 1,500 locations worldwide, it is China’s largest hotpot chain, known for its spicy broths and specialized services. Aside from being renowned for its broth menu selections, you can also make your broth style at its sauce station. Social media is also bringing lots of Hai Di Lao hacks you can try. 

Lao Lao Huo Guo

Located in Pesanggrahan and Alam Sutera, Lao Lao Huo Guo offers an extensive menu with nine broths selections. Aside from the usual meat selections, this hot pot restaurant also provides some vegan dishes that are plant-based and vegan-friendly.
There are several soup bases to choose from, including the well-known Szechuan Mala, Chicken Herbal, Truffle Collagen Soup, and Pork Bone. The broths are made fresh on-site to ensure the best quality and flavor in the hotpot. AUS Wagyu +3, Fresh Pork Ball, Shrimp Paste, and Live Prawn are among the toppings available to diners to customize their hotpot experience.

Long Shan Guo

Located in PIK, Long Shan Guo offers an affordable take on a hot pot. There are several packages that guests can choose from. At the same time, the selections of broth range from Porn Bone Broth, Chicken Bone Broth, Spicy Beef Mala Tang Soup, and Tom Yam soup.

Shu Guo Yin Xiang

Shu Guo Yin Xiang is a traditional Chinese restaurant that serves Szechuan hot pot as its main course. The brand can easily be found in several major Indonesian cities, including Jakarta, Bandung, Medan, Batam, and Surabaya. The mala broth is a popular Chinese hot pot broth served at the Shu Guo Yin Xiang restaurant. To maintain the authenticity of a traditional Chinese hot pot, the restaurant imports the main ingredients for mala broth directly from China. Other hot pot options include Pork Bone Soup, Tomato Soup, Chicken Herbal Soup, Chicken Collagen Soup, Salted Vegetables Soup, and Nourishing Mushroom Soup, in addition to the mala hot pot.

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