Hotpot Time at Tian Wai Tian

Taiwan welcomed us with fifteen degrees of coldness—a far cry from the extreme heat of the summer, nothing could be more mouthwatering than a warm bowl of spicy soup and unlimited ice cream. Contradicting, isn’t it? Well, there was nothing we could do since Tian Wai Tian in Ximending offered eat-all-you-can vegetables, meats, drinks AND Haagen Dazs ice cream.

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Hotpot for first night dinner, let’s go!

Just look for this sign if you don’t know how to read Chinese characters… just like me. The funny thing was, we didn’t realize how near it was from the hotel we were staying. It dawned on me that the signage matched the characters I included in the itinerary (because OC people roll like that), which saved us a lot of time in finding the restaurant. My uncle insisted that we dine there on the first night since he likes hotpots. I do, too.

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Tian Wai Tian in Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Soup bases to choose from

A quick tour of Tian Wai Tian:

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

An extensive array of sauces

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Fresh picks

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Balls and rolls

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

This, I think, is crab paste

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Several kinds of noodles

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Some of my picks

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Waiters bring the meats to the table

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

My shabu-shabu sauce

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Let the cooking begin

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Hot milk tea which reminds me of vanilla

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Taiwanese Coca-Cola in a “cute” serving size. I am not used to this

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Nestea Iced Tea and Fanta (which I initially thought was Royal)

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Unlimited Haagen Dazs! The Cappuccino Truffle is so good!

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

Fruits for the health conscious

*drumroll*

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tian Wai Tian hotpot Ximending Wanhua buffet

The aftermath

P.S. They have a two-hour time limit, so if you’re the type who takes forever to chew, this might not be the place for you (unintentional rhyming strikes again).

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