Boiling Point 沸點 Hot Pot Restaurant Review


Hello Gorgeous! Today I am doing a restaurant/food review. I am thinking to add this on to my usual beauty reviews. I wish I did this earlier because I was quite a foodie before..... but now I go to restaurant less because well.. no $. lol...


Today’s Review: Boiling Point 沸點 Restaurant

This is a Taiwanese style restaurant. Traditionally, hot pot is one pot that a table shares, putting in raw food and cook it on the spot. What many restaurants are doing now is having individual bowls for each person. This is more sanitary, also gives the customers more options, as everyone can pick their own style. For Boiling point, the food is also already cooked when it comes to the table, but they would still have burning fire underneath the pot to keep your food boiling hot.

The menu is really simple, they have 10 different pots that you can choose from, each is about $10, except for #8,9, and 10. which are bigger pots and cost $15. You can also order it : No Spicy . Tiny Spicy .     Mild Spicy . Medium Spicy .Very Spicy Flaming Spicy

Sorry I forgot to take picture of the menu, but there are some of the pots that my friend and I got: 



#1 The House Special - 
招牌臭臭鍋
My friend ordered this super spicy. If you don’t know what to order, I suppose the house special is always a great choice! I tried the pork blood, which is the black square things on the top of the pot, it is mixed with rice, so I couldn’t really taste any pork blood. I though it’s good because it’s more filling then the food I was eating.
Ingredients: Nappa, Fermented Tofu, Pork Sliced, Enoki Mushroom, Kamaboko, Meatball, Clam, Quail Egg, Pork Blood, Pork Intestine, Green Nira, Salty Veggies, Tomato. Ingredients may vary by season. Ingredients vary by season
大白菜,臭豆腐,豬肉,新鮮金針菇,魚板,貢丸, 蛤蜊,鵪鶉蛋,豬血,大腸,韭菜,榨菜,蕃茄。 食材因季節而改變

#5 Lamb - 
酸菜羊肉鍋
My friend ordered this, I think without any spicy. Looks somewhat similar to the house special. Including the Pork blood. haha 
Ingredients: Nappa, Vermicelli, Lamb Sliced, Enoki Mushroom, Imitation Crabstick, Kamaboko, Pork Blood, Fired Tofu Skin, Maitake Mushroom, Clam, Sour Mustard, Firm Tofu. Ingredients vary by season
大白菜,冬粉,羊肉,新鮮金針菇,蟹肉棒,魚板, 豬血,炸腐皮,舞茸菇,蛤蜊,酸菜,老豆腐。食材因季節而改變

#4 Beef - 
香辣牛肉鍋
This is the one that I got, I ordered it mild. I was debating between lamb and beef. Ended up with Beef because my friend felt like I would enjoy it more compare to lamb. As this is not their first time to this place. To be honest, I didn’t feel like it was really filling & I don’t think I eat that much. So I was quite surprised when my friends act like they’re full. Oh, small tip is that you can always ask them to add soup... so you can keep your fire going with the pot without drying out!
Ingredients:  Nappa, Vermicelli, Beef Sliced, Enoki Mushroom, Tomato, Firm Tofu, Tempura, Corn, Meatball, Kamaboko, Fired Tofu Skin, Imitation Crabstick. Ingredients may vary by season. 
大白菜,冬粉,牛肉,新鮮金針菇,蕃茄,老豆腐,甜不辣,玉米,貢丸,魚板,炸腐皮,蟹肉棒。食材因季節而改變

#6 Curry Fish Ball 
咖哩魚丸鍋
My friend’s order, it’s less curry looking than I thought, I was eyeing the fish ball... actually I didn’t notice the fish ball until she finished her meal and I notice a fish ball got dropped on the table... & I was thinking “ OMG” lol I guess I love fish balls. I might consider trying this next time.
Ingredients: Nappa, Vermicelli, Pork Sliced, Enoki Mushroom, Imitation Crabstick, Kamaboko, Fishball, Fired Tofu Skin, Corn, Tempura, Mountain Yam, Chinese String Bean. Ingredients may vary by season. 
大白菜,冬粉,豬肉,新鮮金針菇,蟹肉棒,魚板, 魚丸,炸腐皮,玉米,甜不辣,山藥,四季豆。
As mention, I didn’t feel like the pot was really filling.. here is a picture reference of the depth of the pot :

See how shadow it is? Here is another reference:

See how long my chapstick still is after sticking it in to the pot? I can’t believe this...  & I was pretty disappointed when I found out the amount of “ noodle” for the pot. As you have an option for rice or noodle.... 


What is this tiny ball of noodle I guess it accompanies the super shadow pot quite well. & here is the rice option that I wish I got. Which would have been more filling... 


Food wise is pretty good, other than the shadow pot. The major problem I had during this experience was that they seem to have a really strict policy on sitting the guests. When I arrived, there was barely any customers. They did not want to seat me until all the parties arrived. I did arrive much earlier than my friends, so I thought it’s reasonable for me to wait outside... despite the fact there was barely any people inside. When half of my friends came, and the rest almost arriving, we ask again if we can be seated & the waitress seems to be really reluctant on giving us seats & told us that she would be scolded for seating us without a full party present.. or know what to order for everyone. We didn’t know what our friends want, so we waited again outside. Over text, we figured out what our friends want, so we went inside again for seats stating we know what they want. Finally they seated us upstairs, & the place was almost empty. Soon, second to the last girlfriend arrived.

The last girlfriend got super stock on traffic, so we decided to order first. The waiter ask if our friend would come, we said yes.. she’s late so we’ll order when she arrives. ( since hot pot don’t taste good when it seats on the table for a while) & the waiter proceed to tell us that if she’s not coming then they’ll have to take away the table ( we had two table put together) which we kind of feel offended... like there is NO ONE HERE upstairs... & you want to take away part of our table because our friend is late? we already patiently waited outside for a long time in the cold for all the parties to arrive except just one person.. n we’re ready to order.. yea?!? Later we didn’t really blame the workers because we figure they must have really strict rules from the boss.  & the seats were filled later that night...at least they didn’t kick us out when we continue to chat after we finished the meals.. lol...

Verdict: 

Overall I feel like the food is decent. & Food delivery was pretty fast. The price is pretty ok compare to other restaurants. Although I didn’t try the larger pots... but I think that would be a better option to fill your tummy! & If you plan to go with lots of friend, maybe you should carpool to avoid waiting outside in the cold! lol They also have some desserts like macron ice cream and shave ice that I did not try ( but want to!). It was kind of a cold day, so maybe next time!

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