Food Porn Friday | Boiling Point | Irvine

Friday, October 18, 2013


Flu season in full effect y’all! Been fighting this nasty cough/cold/congestion combo with nary an appetite to sustain my abating energy…booooo. Thus I’ve been completely lacking in the posting department; apologies are an order my loves!!! But what I’m come to realize is that nothing satiates a weak and wilted tummy like a boiling hot pot of super spicy soup filled with LOADS of protein, veggies, and noodles to last for days. 

Here’s what’s on the menu today: 

#1 House Special Hot Soup (above): Nappa, fermented tofu, sliced pork, enoki mushroom, kamaboko, meatball, clam, quail egg, pork blood, pork intestine, garlic chives, salty veggies, tomato. When in Rome, ALWAYS order anything house special. The soup had an aromatically pungent flavor from the fermented tofu (which I lalalLOVE btw) but not for the faint of hearts. If you’ve never had tofu this way, you’d be hard pressed to like it immediately. Definitely an acquired taste that is somewhat reminiscent of Korean tofu paste or Vietnamese chao. If you love any of the above, you’ll DIE over their signature hot pot dish.

#8 Taiwanese Spicy Hot Soup: Taiwanese Cabbage, instant noodle, sliced beef, enoki mushroom, tempura, clam, foochow fishball, cuttlefish ring, pork blood, intestine, fried tofu skin, maitake mushroom, and iced tofu. These Taiwanese folks don’t mess around with their spices mang! I typically eat pretty spicy no matter what the cuisine; however this hot pot was off the Richter for me! So dang delish but I definitely had to temper the bold piquant with additional broth from the #1 house special since they had similar flavoring. A MUST EAT if you’re trying to rid yourself of a nasty cold. Clears the nasal passages right up: Win/Win!

#9 Japanese Miso Hot Soup: Taiwanese cabbage, udon, sliced pork, enoki mushroom, clam, foochow fishball, fish fillet, king oyster mushroom, crab, fried tofu skin, soft tofu. I’m a sucker for some Japanese miso and this flavor is jam-packed with all the earthiness I love with the plethora of mushrooms and tofu. The seafood medley adds a beautiful sweetness to the savory broth for a well-rounded (albeit a bit mild) hot pot compared to the first two. Rule of thumb: Add #8 soup base to each pot and you’ll have the perfect spice needed to kick it up a notch.

Boiling Point
14140 Culver Dr.
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 733-2211 

*Insider’s tip: One hot pot will feed at least 2 peeps so try going with a larger group to sample all of their 10 different varieties. They regularly refill your broth with soup stock (not the same one you ordered sadly) so the fillings will stay soup-induced until you say so. You can order tons of extras on the sides like additional vegetables not listed in the ingredients or some extra protein to add to the mix. I love that you can really tailor this meal to your liking simply by ordering a standard set and adding as you go. The verdict: The PERFECT meal to cure any and all ailments! Taiwanese comfort food at its finest y’all!*

Definitely daring to eat my way through hot pot city to rid myself of this soaring sickness. Doesn’t my body know social season is kicking in as we speak??? Gotta get party ready for the holidays y’all!

What’s your go-to foodie cure for the sick and depleted???
Save me my loves!!! I'm dying over here!

Bon appétit mes amis!

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1 comments

  1. Oh honey, all this looks so mouth watering! I am a huge fan of hot pots and steaming hot asian soups! I love mine full of things and noodles too!

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