Their main menu consists of 10 different hot pots, all with a different main protein has the star. For example, they have lamb, beef, curry fishball, Japanese miso, tomato veggie…etc. You usually order them as a ‘set menu’ which gets you a bowl of rice and a drink as well for $10.99.
What I really enjoy about Boiling Point are their dipping sauces. I don’t know exactly what they are but they taste AMAZING with meat and rice.
Both the Black Tea and Green Tea were super aromatic and more concentrated than expected. It was quite good but I actually would have preferred something lighter to wash down the rich flavours of hot pot.
I don’t know what it is about me but I keep on making the same mistakes. Last time I got the Lamb ($10.99), didn’t enjoy it, vowed to not get this next time, and guess what I ordered this time? Gah! Anyways, I just didn’t like this hot pot mainly because the copious amounts of sour mustard turned my broth all sour.
The Beef Hot Pot ($10.99) contained nappa cabbage, vermicelli, beef, enoki mushroom, tomato, tofu, tempura, corn, meatball, kamaboko, imitation crab, and tofu skin. Having the broth simmered on low heat with all those ingredients made it incredibly rich and complex.
All in all, Boiling Point is pretty average and an okay place to go if you are craving something hot on a chilly cold day. However, my favourite place for individual hot pots is still Gokudo Shabu Shabu in Richmond.
Service Rating: 2.5/5
Food Rating: 2.5/5
Overall Rating: 2.5/5