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FUN MAGAZINE, December, 2005.
YI HOT POT
23, NingXia Road (near the roundabout)
Hours:11 am-12 am
Credit cards not accepted.
10% service charge for 1F revolving hot pot.
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--By Shanzi Chen, translated by Cara
Originally established in 1962, Di Yi
Hot Pot began its humble existence 45 years ago as a
food stall in a roundabout. It was famous for its hand-cut
cold meats, coal-burning hot pots and, most of all,
its homemade barbecue sauce, which made Di Yi's hot
pots very popular. The Di Yi Restaurant, situated in
the NingXia Night Market, had a very glorious history
and, after a hiatus last year, second-generation owner
Jian Jia-cheng decided to use new management concepts
and completely renovate the third-floor eatery. The
restaurant re-opened in September and the first floor
now serves revolving hot pots, while the second floor
offers traditional hot pot with a choice of soup bases.
A combination of new and old offers customers more choices,
although Di Yi's delicious barbecue sauce, soup bases
and fresh ingredients have remained unchanged over the
last 45 years. The revolving hot pot (NT$168 lunch,
NT$199 dinner) is very reasonably priced with excellent
ingredients. The second-floor traditional hotpot includes
barbecue sauce hot pots, stone hot pot, fish head hot
pot, He Shou Wu Healthy Hot Pot and other selections.
Thanks to the carefully-prepared flavors, customers
keep coming back for more.