石二鍋 - 12Hotpot

Article Date: 26-03-2016

Address - 台北市大安區安居街50號.  六張犁MRT station  No. 50, Anju St, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106(other locations available. Check website.)

Phone - 02-2739-3298

Price - 218NT (minimum spend) 

Opening Hours - Weekdays 11:30-14:30 17:00-23:00(last call 14:00/22:30) National holiday 11:30-23:00(last call 22:30)

Website - 石二鍋 12Hotpot 

In the last few months I have been going to this Hot Pot.  It is the same people who run Tasty and Wang steak among others.  I am massive fan of hot pot here, and it made sense to try and find a relatively cheaper one that I liked considering the amount of times I want to eat it. 

So the missues told me about this one and I decided to try it out.  I really liked it obviously or I wouldn't be writing about it.  You can order a set meal and choose between different kinds of pots, or just order everything seprately, but the cost has to add up to 218NT per person.  

At first when we started going there me and the missus would order some set, but now we have decided to just order what we would like to eat because there were a fair few things either I didn't like or the missus didn't like and we ended up swapping and eating all the same stuff.  This way however we can both order what we want.

Most these places are done out the same way and have the same style inside.  Normally they have more than 3 people sitting in the seats, but if it is not busy they will put two people in the seats.  Other than this they will have the rest of the people eating sat around the bar, and every bar seat has one pot.  The table seats on the other hand are a shared pot between the table.  When you eat there they will add a drink which is a little odd tasting to begin with but grows on you.  It is a winter melon iced tea.  At first I really didn't like it but now I like it a lot. 

It works out cheaper to get the set if you like to eat a lot of meat, but now I actually eat a lot more veggies than meat.  So it works out cheaper to order seprately as this way you get to much more plates of food for your money.

This hot pot restaurant is well worth the money, but by following the advice of taking a set if you like more meat, and not a set if you dont like mainly meat you can really get to eat a lot more for your money.  The one we go to close to Liuzhangli MRT seems to have had the best staff so far, and we have tried to the one in Carrefour at Ximen, and the one on Xinyi Road close to Dongmen.  

Make sure you do check this place out if you looking for a cheap hot pot that is still offering a great taste.