What is hotpot?
Hotpot is a cooking method that originates from China, accompanied with a vast variety of ingredients. It is a Chinese comfort food, much like hamburgers to Americans and pizza to Italians. The main component of a hotpot is the soup broth, which can come in many flavours and combinations. Here at HaHaHotpot we currently offer 3 soup bases namely, Mala, Mushroom and Collagen soup broth. It is best enjoyed with a group of friends, or with your family, and it involves cooking the varying ingredients such as thinly-sliced beef, mushrooms, fresh noodles, and many more into the simmering soup broth. Once the ingredients are cooked, you dip it into the sauce of your choice and eat it. This encapsulates the entire dining experience to a whole new level, as the entire experience allows for bonding opportunities between friends and family members.
Origins of Sichuan Hotpot
HaHaHotpot offers an authentic hotpot experience, which originates from Sichuan, China. The main star of our hotpot experience, the mala soup paste, originates from Chongqing in Sichuan province. The hot and tangy taste of the mala paste is associated with the climate in Sichuan. The authentic mala hotpot contains spices, red chilli oil and peppers, which is perfect for the winter conditions in Sichuan. However, mala itself has gained popularity around the world, outside of China, including Singapore due to its unique flavour and tangy kick it brings to the tastebuds. Here at HaHaHotpot, we deliver an authentic sichuan hotpot experience, but with a local twist. We understand that many locals here are not able to tolerate the numbness and spice level that usually comes when eating mala hotpot. As such, we offer the mala paste in moderation, allowing our customers to customise their own spice level to their liking. On top of that, we also offer milder soup broths, namely mushroom and collagen to balance out the mala spice.