I went to Mini Pot with the expectation that hopefully the Chatswood restaurant will measure up to my standard of the Burwood one. I'd been to Burwood several times and I can safely say that Mini Pot has been my favourite hotpot restaurant for a while. Needless to say, I was incredibly impressed with Mini Pot Chatswood. Although as at Burwood, there are delicious a la carte dishes, let's face it – most of us go there for the divine hot pot buffet.
That's right, everyone who hasn't been to Mini Pot – I did say hot pot buffet. You have two divine hours to eat as much meat, seafood, vegetables, soup and sauce as you like.
I'm not usually big on things like red meat, but I love their sliced lamb. As silly as it sounds, I might also be mildly obsessed with the luncheon meat. There are several different varieties of mushrooms and other delightful flavours to infuse your pot with. For the healthier soul, there are plenty of vegetables and for the vegetarians there's a vegetarian soup base. Oh and tofu! How could I forget the tofu? In any case, there is enough variety to excite a number of divergent palates.
You get your own trays to carry your All You Can Eat hot pot goodies and you get to assemble them in your own soup. You get to cook the soup at your own pace, as your personal oven has different settings.
To top things off, the price of the hotpot buffet starts as low as $26.88 per person for dinner. It's rare to find any buffet at that price, let alone a high quality hot pot. It's not very far from the station, as it's just on Archer Street. Just remember to come by on an empty stomach, because I'm pretty sure you'll need to be rolled out of there.