Wu Ming Ma La (Spicy Hotpot) is a newly popular restaurant among the youngsters, my best friend was in Taipei and wanted to eat spicy hotpot. I chose to visit here with her and my another friend from Hong Kong.
It’s inside the lanes at Tonghua Street. The environment is clean and comfortable. The place is not big, only 5 tables inside.
They have set menu, 700NT each. Water and tea are unlimited filled. Not much seasonings, only white vinegar and soy sauce. The appetizers are rather tasteless…
Duo soup base. Red side is spicy one, can choose ox bone or pork bone, the staff have us ox bone one. They claimed they cooked the soup for 72 hours. White one is radish with pork bone.
Their menu wrote they don’t put Chinese medicine or other irrelevant spices. I expected the soup base was very rich in flavor, but turned out the soup base was very thin and tasteless. To be honest I was very disappointed.
Soup base also included duck blood, bean sheets, fried dough sticks and cold beancurds. Even though the soup was tasteless, their duck blood were delicious! Succulent and tender with flavorful Sichuan pepper aroma.
Soy braised beef tendon, tripes, pig stomach and intestines. The soy braised taste went well with the Sichuan pepper and chili inside the soup.
Besides duck blood, their housemade egg skin dumplings were good, squid balls were tasty too, pork balls were ababe average, homey housemade pork balls.
美國PRIME無骨雪花牛。店員話說太快也聽不到是牛的哪一部份。肉質還好，牛肉的肉香比較淡一點，由於我們覺得湯頭沒味道，要一直沾醬油跟醋吃。台灣頂級松香豬、紐澳草飼雪花羊。這兩款肉比較好，羊肉能吃到其肉味，豬也不錯，比牛肉還要好吃。Beef, pork and lamb slices were so-so, nothing is above average.
蔬菜盤，似乎每天供應都未必一樣，網上看到的有不同，份量很多，高麗菜、玉米筍、菇菌類，本身食材新鮮，所以吃得到菜本身的味道。Veggies were fresh, I like the baby corns and cabbage.
最後的手工拉麵，拉麵本身做得很不錯，可惜湯頭沒甚麼味道，也沒有很喜歡吃。The noodles were chewy but with tasteless soup, we don’t like the taste.
I don’t like the soup and the service here. Soup base was too thin, the server was playing his phone more than we did. There’re a lot of spicy Hotpot in Taipei, to me I won’t visit here again.
No.8, Alley 61, Lane 39, Tonghua Street
11:30-14:30, 17:30-00:00 (Mon Closed)