Restaurant No. 62, SiNing S. Road, 2 FL, Taipei, Taiwan Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Mala Yuanyang Hotpot is special ?
First off, it's all you can eat and mostly self serve, so you can mull over if you want seafood, veggies, ramen or fried you tiou from the abundant wall of choices without having to wait for a server to come to your table (which sometimes takes too long at other places when they are busy pushing the vegetable cart around) or feeling guilty about piling up your plate up high repeatedly.
Second, there's also all you can eat dessert- which includes not only a freezer of Movenpick, but also Haagen Daaz ice cream, which is proudly displayed at the entrance as well. Smart move, considering that a scoop or two of name brand ice cream is half the price of all-you-can-eat entry fee. If you don't want ice cream, there's also fruits, flans and cakes to choose from.
Third, it was packed on a Monday night. The setting is modern and bustling- groups of friends talking over music and spicy hotpot. Don't even try to add in friends who come late like we did, as tables are allotted for only 2 hours or so and then booked through the night to other reservations.
It had everything and it was fresh and tasty- more types of soy and tofu than I could name, packaged ramen, shrimp, mussels, scallops, fish, fishballs, at least four types of mushrooms and lots of cabbage, chinese cabbage and vegetables. The servers were efficient about constantly refilling pans that had run out.
- A unique experience
- Extensive selection of food
- Spicy hotpot in Ximending Taipei
- One of the best restaurants in Japan
- A great collection of food
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu YES
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
No. 62, SiNing S. Road, 2 FL, Taipei, Taiwan
Tips for you
Taipei is hotpot heaven. The Taiwanese people are simply addicted to hotpot, especially the AYCE type. The competition is fierce, and new ones keep popping up. However, Mala (especially the flagship store in the Xinyi district) is still going strong. The quality of both the meat and the seafood is simply better than some of the other places. And it's still cheap - about $20 USD you can literally stuff your face and pig out for two hours with more than 50 items of food, desserts and beverages (I believe they have beer on tap). They should totally bring it to NYC.