David's Spicy Pot (Invited)

Monday, September 30, 2019 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

David's Spicy Pot is belong to the same popular David's Hot Pot Group. David grew up in Chengdu and Chongqing, the birth place of hot pot. He combine his 15 years culinary experience in Melbourne and China to bring us the most authentic Sichuan style hot pot.

David Spicy Pot is the mini version of David Hot Pot, is a more personalise experience and can be enjoyed by single diner. They also served a lil bit of Sichuan Street food. I went to Russel St branch for David's group 10 year anniversary. They have plenty of price to be won on the weekend. David's spicy pot have limited seating on level one cause they have a huge refrigerator for all the ingredients, cashier and kitchen. But on level two, they have more comfortable seatings. I love the ambience on level two, proper seatings, sofa's, tv and plenty of natural light with clean rest rooms.

Spicy pot is malatang in Chinese. Mala means hot and numbing which you can get from Sichuan peppercorns. Tang means boiling hot. I grab a bowl with thongs and picked all kinds of ingredients then I went to the cashier, they weight my bowl then I can choose my soup base. I have two bowl with me cause I went in with my mom. I order one with their signature pork collagen soup and the other mild malatang.

I love the pork collagen soup so much, I think it's the best in Melbourne. So rich, flavourful, you can taste all the complex herb and strong enough in terms of flavour even without any spiciness in it. My mom goes crazy for it so does my son. In terms of the mild mala, I think I can go a step higher next time because I would love a stronger taste in it.

As the place is more comfortable, it's more kid friendly especially on the second floor but it would still be challenging for large group of people. The toppings is not as much as some other hot pot place but it's still very much sufficient and taste good too.

David's Spicy Pot
166 Russell St
Melbourne, VIC 3000