Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Boiling Pot of Yum at Boiling Point

AMY: Being Taiwanese girls at heart, Lulu and I were super excited when we first found out about Boiling Point, a hotpot restaurant whose main attraction was ... Stinky Tofu! Stinky tofu is one of my absolute favorite foods but unfortunately very hard to come by in Vancouver. Now with Boiling Point, I don't have to wait until the summer night market to get my fix!

LULU: Stinky tofu has always been well at the top of my list of favourite foods (with many others because I can never decide on my number 1). The stinky tofu was the only reason for our first visit and since then we've fallen in love with this place - it is a must-go whenever I visit Vancouver.

House Special Hot Soup 招牌臭臭鍋 $8.99
AMY:  The House Special Hot Soup is a definite must-have. It comes loaded with ingredients: lots of cabbage, enoki mushrooms, pork blood, varieties of balls, and a generous serving of pork slices. Most importantly, there is a big piece of stinky tofu. Although the tofu wasn't as stinky as I would like it to be, it certainly was very good. It has a bit of a spongy texture and soaks up the soup very well. The soup, while mostly clear, was indeed very flavourful. My pot was of mild spiciness but I thought it was already very spicy. Overall, I would say this pot bears quite a resemblance to the ones typically sold in Taiwan.

Korean Kimchi Hot Soup 韓式泡菜鍋 $8.99
LULU: I went for the Kimchi Pot here because Amy and I usually order different things so we can share and try out new things. The Kimchi Pot here is definitely not the best I've had, but I still prefer it over some other places because of the wide variety of ingredients that they include in their pots. The ingredients resemble the ones in the House Special Pot, but the stinky tofu and pork blood is replaced by kimchi and massive amounts of cabbage. The soup, although very clear and bland looking, is also rather full of flavour. However, it seemed like they just made a huge pot of soup and then added some kimchi sauce or flavouring to it because the soup didn't taste much like kimchi.

AMY: During lunchtime, each pot comes with a bowl of rice and a choice of green or red tea for $8.99. Quite a deal! Both teas are not overly sweet and very refreshing. However, a pot will cost you $9.99 during dinner time and is only served with a bowl of rice. 

Boiling Point is great for a cold winter's day, or even in the summer if you are feeling especially hungry. They also have a rewards stamp system where you get 1 stamp for each pot, and 1 free pot after collecting 10 stamps. Bring your friends and family and come enjoy the goodness of stinky tofu!

Boiling Point
#130-4800 No. 3 Rd.
Richmond, BC

Taste: ★★★★
Environment: ★★★★
Service: ★★★★
Price: $
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  1. Stinky Tofu and Pork blood, sounds delicious, haha!

  2. ^^
    Yes that's a good combo!!! Then add some more pig intestines as well... drool

  3. Yeaah! The pig intestines would make it 100% like Taiwanese pots haha



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