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Claypot Rice Specialist: One Spot Soup House

YVRChow | Feb 19, 201209:06 AM

Ok, this restaurant did not have an English name anywhere on its signage or menus that I could find. Looking into business registration records they have translated it as "The One Spot Soup House." Although you won't find that name if you are looking for it!

The menu is also primarily in Chinese with a little bit of English on a few pages.

I ordered the "Tender chicken with red dates and dried wolfberries" version of the claypot rice. They had about 15 different options with a wide range of toppings including eel, dried duck, pork jowl, salted fish, chinese sausage, oysters, dried mushrooms, wood fungus, etc.

The friendly server brought a complimentary soup to help tide things over during the 20 minute preparation time (which they thoughtfully warn you about on the menu). The soup was clear with intense rich flavours. Delicious!

There was also a small side of lightly pickled daikon and carrots which were refreshing.

The claypot was brought on a wicker pot holder, and was uncovered at the table to keep the heat until the very last minute. What a beautiful bounty inside. The chicken was amazingly tender and well seasoned. The wolfberries and dates added a pleasant sweetness. There was also some Chinese sausage thinly sliced which rounded out the flavours beautifully. Some yu choy was perfectly steamed on top, and there were random slices of ginger throughout the rice. Since the claypot was nice and hot the rice developed into a crispy crust all around the edges. This was truly a wonderfully comforting dish overall.

I'll definitely be back to sample some of their other claypots!

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