So I'm in China now, Jiangsu province to be specific, nowehre near Macao. I've eaten at every restaurant in this little city I go to for work are some great spots. My favorite being a Hunan Fish Head restaurant.
Just found a place to add to the roster and I'm wondering if when I get back I'll be able to find something similar. The place here is a big chain across China called "Macao Doulao". It's Macao hotpot which is something I had never experienced.
You get a choice of 4 broths and then about 12 pages of meat, fish, veg, fungi, dumplings, etc to choose from. We had the Malaysian broth with beef short ribs, thin sliced "super beef" (similar to korean style), dungenous crab, shrimp and pork meatballs, shrimp paste (like a big ground shrimp patty that turns into little dumpling things of shrimp meat. Way better than it sounds). Also had spinach, small skinny mushrooms (there was at least 12 types of mushrooms to choose, and finally noodles in the broth.
You get a owl of soy sauce and then about 8 other little bowls of stuff to mix in: chopped cilantro, chili oil, garlic vinegar, dried chilis, hot chili sauce, and some others i cant remember.
Long story short it was fantastic! I will definitely take pictures next time.
SOOOOOOO, where can I find something like this in NYC.
omg I'd be so psyched, and while we're at it I still haven't found a good hunan fish head if you've got recs for that.