Boiling Passion is one of Convoy’s latest additions, serving up Taiwanese-style, individual-sized hot pots. Our friend A is a big fan of hot pot, and we went to check it out during one of the chillier nights last week.
We arrived a bit late (almost 10PM), and it was quite dark inside so I didn’t take pictures of the interior. Kirk and Kirbie seemed to visit during the day, and they have some nice photos of the restaurant.
Condiment rack that’s pretty much standard in most Chinese restaurants. The leaf-shaped sauce bowl is really adorable – I want a set now for my own home!
There are ten different flavors for your broth – most of them are pretty standard, such as “Taiwanese spicy”, curry, etc. The House Special is the stinky tofu hot pot, but we weren’t too interested since I’m not a big fan of non-fried stinky tofu, haha. The three of us decided to order 2 hot pots to share, along with a couple of extra meat orders.
Taiwanese Spicy Hot Pot [$13.99]
The spicy hot pot has a large assortment of toppings, including beef slices, clams, and a variety of meatballs and fish balls/fish cake. It also comes with about half a package of instant noodles, which cook in the flavorful broth. It had a good amount of heat and was overall very nice. There was a pretty generous amount of ingredients, too.
Milk Hot Pot [$14.99]
A really wanted to try the “Milk Hot Pot” – I’ve never heard of a creamy hot pot broth and was intrigued enough to try it. The main meat in here is sliced pork, and there was quite a bit of seafood – lobster fish ball, squid, fish fillets, etc… which made it taste sort of like seafood chowder. I didn’t particularly enjoy this one, since I just couldn’t get used to the creamy soup, but A enjoyed it and thought that it worked well with the pork. S liked the broth itself, but was turned off by all the seafood, haha.
We ordered a couple of extra orders of sliced pork and beef. Each order was $4.95 and was a decent portion – although we later realized that we should have ordered lamb, which was the same price. (They probably give you less, though.)
Overall, we enjoyed our meal at Boiling Passion. The flavors and ingredients were quite nice, and I would definitely come back to try some of their other broths – S is interested in the Lamb & Pickled Cabbage hot pot. The prices are pretty reasonable – $13~$14 for lunch, and $14~$15 for dinner, and the portions are pretty generous. I think S and I could get away with sharing one hot pot with a couple of add-ons. With a few days of rain coming up in the forecast, Boiling Point might be the perfect place to visit one of those days.
3904 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111