Hot Pot in Barcelona, so it started out with me and a friend walking from X to Z on a Thursday night. Just like that, turning the corner from Balmes to Consell de Cent, we went from plain Barcelona to China Town.
Outside this restaurant I had never seen, it was packed to the rafters with people from Asia. All eager to enter the Chinese hot pot restaurant Chongquing Liuyishou Hotpot.
I took a mental note to myself; place to visit asap. Second and essential note, make sure to book your table in advance.
To this date, I have been twice. First, with my Spanish family, neither of us had ever tried Hot Pot, we all loved the experience! Ordering from the enormous menu (the sheet is big), try to unravel the way to order, one stock or two or four? Seafood, veggies, meat, mushrooms, noodles? After some advice from the friendly staff, we went all in ordering.
Dipping, splashing, boiling noodles longer then the other ingredients and the thin cut meat just seconds in the hot pot.
Second time with foodie loving friends, Isabelle that writes about food for a living and Yvonne from Malaysia that is of Chinese descent.
Was it up to @foodie_vonnie and @ikliger standard?
The place got the thumbs up, but we did tho think a few of the stocks were bland in taste. But we balanced it up with the sauces that we mixed our self.
AT FIRST SIGHT – CHONGQUING LIUYISHOU HOTPOT
The dining area of Chongquing Liuyishou Hotpot is modern and minimalistic with light wooden decor.
DISHES TRIED AND TESTED – CHONGQUING LIUYISHOU HOTPOT
We tried individual hot pots were you can choose up to two flavours of stock and the second time we did one big pot for the three of us with four flavours. Then we choosed all the ingredients that we wanted cook in the hot pot. There is a big menu so there is little something for everyone.
Below you see our order for three, we went all in as you can see.
OTHER BUSINESS BY CHONGQUING LIUYISHOU HOTPOT
Local wanting to experience hot pot and visitors wanting a taste from home
Carrer del Consell de Cent, 303, 08007 Barcelona
Monday to Sunday 12.30h – 16h and 19h – 00h
+34 699 7112 01