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CQL Mini Hotpot, Burwood

By Foodisourreligion @food_religion
Time and time again, you would have read about how much I heart potato but another thing I heart just as much is hot pot. I love the concept of having everyone together, cooking, eating, drinking and chit chatting at the same dinner table for hours on end. At the end of the night, you would feel beyond bloated and at times, in pain, because that is how full you are. Regardless of how you feel, the best part is that you can still somehow put a smile on your face because you know you would of had an awesome time with your friends, family, partner or whoever it may have been with at the dinner table. 
I get so excited even just thinking about hotpot and yes.. I can't stop smiling right now as I type away. Perhaps that is a bit too creepy? LOL

CQL Mini Hotpot, Burwood

Feasting CQL Mini Hotpot

So now that you know how much I love hotpot, can you imagine how happy I would be if someones says the words 'individual hotpots' to me... I was over the moon when I discovered CQL Mini Hotpot from Chocolatesuze's blogpost. When I finished reading her blogpost, I wanted hotpot more than ever. I wanted my mini individual hotpot now and when I mean now, I mean right n.o.w.
Do you know what individual hot pots mean??? No more fighting over the last dumpring that is floating in the large pot of soup. No more of the 'omg you added too much chilli' or 'why are you guys so weak? Grow a pair of balls and learn to eat more chilli'. The best trouble is when you have a gigantic pot, there are so many things to finish off because people keep chucking stuff in thinking other people are still hungry and in the end everyone starts yelling out shot gun because they are too full to finish it off. Ahhh good times. 

CQL Mini Hotpot, Burwood

Mini individual hotspots! XD

Anyways so for 30 bucks, you can have an all you can eat buffet session for two hours which is more than enough time. Basically when you the clock starts ticking, you grab a metal plate and you start piling things on and on and on till your heart is content. 

CQL Mini Hotpot, Burwood

Different choices of items to choose from including non-hotpot dishes
Bottom right: cuttle fish paste

CQL Mini Hotpot, Burwood

Left: Frozen curls of lamb and beef
Top right: fish balls and other balls (no pun intended)
Bottom right: more hotpot madness

CQL Mini Hotpot, Burwood

Endless boxes of your daily greens, noodles, more tofu and mushroom

CQL Mini Hotpot, Burwood

One of my many plates of hotpot goodies 

CQL Mini Hotpot, Burwood

And another...

So after mountains and mountains of plates of food, all I wanted to do was to unbuckle that belt. I was soooooooo full but my heart was so content. I must say that I am not the biggest fan of having hotpot at a restaurant mainly because it is a lot healthier DIY at home (plus it is significantly cheaper). The plus side to eating out hotpot though is that you don't have to do any cleaning up. So 30 bucks and 120 minutes later, I had a very satisfied belly and was rolling my way out the door. Will definitely be back again the next time I am craving for hotpot but cbb doing it at home! 
CQL Mini Pot on Urbanspoon
Gotta go eat!!

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