Celebrity Hot Pot has caught my eye on several occasions whenever I’m commuting up Spadina in the 510. One day I had the chance to take my first visit for dinner there with my boyfriend.
It was quite empty, but it may have been because it was an odd hour. We waited at the front of the restaurant, however no one was around to take us to a seat. We walked over to the cash and realized that the only waiter on duty was too busy on his phone to even realize that we were standing waiting for a table. We had to approach the cash ourselves before he hastily put his phone away and greeted us to a table.
Before we ordered anything, the waiter informed us that we could walk over to a sauce station and prepare sauces that we wanted to use for our all you can eat hot pot night. There were a variety of sauces such as soy sauce, oyster sauce, chilli sauce, peanut sauce and many more. Along with it you could put in some garnishes like ginger, garlic, green onion and any of your favourites. Allowing customization in the meal is always an asset so you know exactly what you want and how much of it you want. Nearby as well, you could grab some cold tea to have with your hot pot.
Dining is all you can eat, so on a sheet of paper you choose the broth that you want to have, the type of noodle for the pot, and choose from a variety of sides to have for the table and add to the hot pot to eat. My boyfriend and I did a Dual Hot Pot where we had a Spicy Broth and a Beef Broth along with Egg Noodles and Udon Noodle with pretty much the entire selection of sides.
Since my boyfriend and I both like meat, we order a lot of beef, pork, chicken and wontons for our hot pot. There were options for seafood as well such as calamari, mussels, clams, shrimps and salmon. For vegetables, we were free to choose from lettuce, coriander, and parsley.
Hot pot is generally an interactive and fun meal to have, especially on a cold winter day such as when we went. It was heart (and stomach) warming to have a great meal in the midst of such a snowy day. I think that if the service at the beginning were more efficient, my experience with Celebrity Hot Pot would have been complete.
For more information on this fine establishment, take a visit to their website:http://celebrityhotpot.ca/
Plating – ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
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