IT'S: A new hotpot restaurant in Chinatown
29-11-2017OPENED: November 29th, 2017
ADDRESS: 135 Bowery, NY
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Grand Street
OPENING TIMES: Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2.30am
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If you’re in need of a tasty pick-me-up to save you from the depths of the impending cold winter, there’s a new hot-pot-spot that’s just opened in Chinatown with your name on it – Tang Hotpot. Don’t let the use of the word, hotpot, have you mistakenly assume this is a budget, all-can-eat spot. Tang Hotpot offers an upscale (without breaking the bank) version of the classic soup dish. It’s an all inclusive dinner experience – tables are fitted with burners that hold bubbling Sichuan broth for diners to dip their chosen array of ingredients into. It follows a trend of recent DIY openings in NYC including a Korean BBQ spot in Midtown, Dons Bogam Black that allows guests to BBQ their own meat at their table.
Located on Bowery and Grand street, Tang Hotpot, is a sleek and modern spot. A large glass window out the front allows passers-by to see into the action and there’s also a balcony for private dining.
Owner, Yu Li, has enlisted the help of chef Yan Zhang (previously from the 150-year-old Beijing roast-duck empire, Quanjude Duck and Canadian hot-pot chain, Morals Village. Zhang has created five different soups to choose from that include fish options like clams and crab meat soup or other meat options. The broth is their main star of the show and they have created their own Sichuan spicy broth that’s been made with a large dose of beef tallow. There are four different combo platters to choose from like lamb shoulder roll, wagyu strip loin or goat loin. There’s also plenty of fish like tiger prawns and lobster as well as veggies and starches to round it out.
For dessert, they’re serving the currently fashionable dessert of shaved ice and ice cream provided by Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.
There’s a great mix of beer, wine and the promise of some sake cocktails later down the line.
Dishes are very reasonable, ranging from $12-$20.
In A Nutshell:
Tang Hotpot is a great place to visit if you’re not entirely familiar with the famous Chinese hotpot style of eating. It will ease you in gently with a comfortable, inviting and stylish setting and send you home extremely satisfied.