David’s Spicy Pot is one Sichuan malatang restaurant that has jumped onto the hype-train within the Melbourne city. A beautiful, cosy two-storey restaurant on Russell Street, David’s Spicy Pot is an extension of the main, David’s Hot Pot restaurant is now bringing the flavours of Sichuan to all over Australia. With over 70 ingredients, the idea is simple – fill up your metal bowl with however much you want, pick your soup flavour and the entire pot is $3.2/100 grams. Also make sure to try some of the traditional, dry Sichuan dishes like spicy steamed pork ribs, and crispy deep fried spring rolls with prawn mince!
The good fat: The variety of ingredients available is incredible – with options catering for everyone. To fill our “spicy pot” – we had such a fun and interactive experience to try a bit of everything, ranging from seafood fish balls, to octopus, hot pot lamb slices, noodles, all sorts of vegetables, mushrooms and seaweed. You can never go amiss with all these classic hot pot ingredients – and for the more adventurous, the smoothly textured duck’s blood, and offal were also present!
There was a considered range of different soup bases warming you up from the tips of your fingers to the core! With a pretty sad and weak spice tolerance, we opted for one base of “little spicy” which was a delicious, bone broth base and one as “mild spicy,” with slight hints of chilli that added a hearty kick of flavour.
The bad fat: Would love to also see some more homemade options in the hot pot selection from David’s Spicy Pot as a chance to showcase their uniqueness and differentiate from the incredible number of malatang places in the Melbourne city. For example, you can’t go wrong with hand made pulled noodles, or meatballs in hot pot!
CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR DAVID’S SPICY POT, RUSSELL STREET: https://www.davidshotpot.com.au/russelst/
2wofatgirls would like to thank David’s Spicy Pot, Melbourne CBD for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.