Saturday, April 23, 2016

Xilinmen Hot Pot Restaurant

Xilinmen Hot Pot is a chain restaurant all over Shanxi, China, We recently visited one that is just two kilometers away from our apartment and decided to have lunch there. I had hotpot before at Taiyuan Food Street but thats for another post. We ordered hotpot that is good for 3-4 people. Check out more info after the images :)

Hot Pot broth (Spicy and plain)

(Left) Condiments Corner (Right) Plain Broth



Food: We got the 3-4 person set that includes the following:
  • noodles: sweet potato noodles, lotus noodles, tofu noodle and freshly made noodles 
  • meats: pork, beef, lamb and something on a stick (im sure its pork), crabsticks
  • veggies: sweet potato, shitake mushrooms, 2 kinds of lettuce, corn in a cob.
  • dessert: chinese donuts with condensed milk dip
  • drinks: Tea, Hot water, juice fountain (orange,grape and mango) are all bottomless. Sodas and alcohol can be purchased as well
  • condiments: sesame sauce, sesame oil, hot oil, chinese black vinegar, black beans, some flavoring powder, chinese light soy sauce, fermented tofu, cilantro, chives, picked garlic, picked vegetables, some oily beef, and others

  • Its affordable since its just 150Rmb ($25) for the whole meal.
  • The place is very easy to locate (considering its along the highway).
  • The food is great (this is my second hot pot place).
  • Staff is very helpful and attentive to our needs. They served the food fast.
  • You can pay in cash or online.
  • The interior is very ornate and clean. The seats are cozy (we got the booth).
  • Toilet is clean with running water, soap and paper towels.

Address: Shengli St, Xinghualing, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China

Overall this is a very good place to have hotpot. Since its all over Shanxi, China you may be able to visit one near your place. I will definitely come back here in the future.