I had my first mala hot pot this weekend. We went to this place called 辣中間 (translation: spicy in the middle?). It’s all-you-can-eat hot pot with the choice of clear soup or mala soup to cook your food in, or in our case, you can get both.
There are unlimited ingredients that you can get ranging from all sorts of meats, seafood, vegetables, and other hot pot goodies. The drinks are also unlimited, as well as dessert which consists of fruit and Haagen-dazs ice cream. Best of all, you get all of this just for the low (weekend meal) price of $495NT ($15USD)!
There’s a two-hour limit for your meal, but oh my goodness, a lot of food can be consumed in two hours. Usually after a meal like this, I don’t need to eat for a week.
We went to the DunHua location, but I think they have four other locations throughout Taipei.
(DunHua South Rd. Section 2 Lane 81 No. 29)