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May 15, 2012

TIAN WAI TIAN - My BEST Hot Pot Experience

May 15, 2012

TIAN WAI TIAN - My BEST Hot Pot Experience

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Exploring other foodie cultures is always a good way to educate and remove any mental barriers on what's possible with your foodie experience.

A visit to Tian Wai Tian was an eye opener for me -- I never thought hot pots could be that awesome.

I was surprised with the high quality and wide variety of ingredients available in the eat-as-much-as-you-want hot pot. Plus, they have a really good selection of drinks and desserts.

When in Taiwan, you must eat in Tian Wai Tian! Check it out...

Flavors of Taiwan Series (2012):

Tian Tian Hot Pot-3.jpgAt 10pm, the place is still jam-packed with foodies enjoying their hot pots.


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There's a lot of fresh fruits to choose from, such as oranges, pineapples, kiwis,

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watermelon, grapes,

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and not-our-usual-fruits like pomegranate.


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There's also an extensive selection of shellfish, shrimps, crabs, and different vegetables.

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You can also get different types of noodles.

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One of our favorites from the available ingredients is the eat-all-you-can sweet mochi balls...

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and the mashed seafood meat in bamboo-like containers.


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For meat lovers, you can get as many servings as you like of certified Angus Beef. :)

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You can also feast on Australian Rib Eye and Lamb meat -- eat all you can, baby! :)


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There's overflowing draft beer available,

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drink-all-you-can Coca Cola sodas,

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Minute Maid orange, and coffee.

(Tip: Better to just drink water so you can enjoy the hot pot longer without that full feeling from drinking too much.)


Tian Tian Hot Pot-35.jpgOne of the most important components of the hot pot experience is creating your own sate sauce...

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Scoop up different ingredients like onions, leeks, parsley, teriyaki or soy sauce.

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Pour in a generous serving of sate sauce.

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Add raw egg yolk.

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Top with sesame seeds and a little bit of chili.

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Then, mix it all together and pair with your choice of meat or vegetables.


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You can request to have the standard and the chili version of the hot pot soup.

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Cook the meat and the vegetables at your own pace and savor each bite.

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Thanks to Johnlu for sharing with us their favorite hot pot spot in Taiwan!


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There's also a mouth-watering display of cakes for dessert,

Tian Tian Hot Pot-27.jpgand eat-all-you-can Haagen-Dazs ice cream!

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But even with those dessert choices, I just loved munching on the mochi balls with the sweet filling.

(Tip: Cook them in the hot pot for a few minutes and dunk in the sate sauce. :) )

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It was indeed the best hot pot experience for me (and now I'm craving for it). Hopefully someone brings this kind of hot pot dining to Manila....

Don't miss Tian Wai Tian when you are in Taiwan! :)

Tian Wai Tian Hot Pot
Telephone: +886 2596-3200

Hot Pot Price:
NT$419 (11:00am to 16:00pm),
NT$479 (16:00pm to 7.30am),
NT$219 (100-140 cm)

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Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. Our entrance fees were courtesy of Chatime Philippines. We are not connected with the establishment or any organization marketing Tian Wai Tian.

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