It was my grandpa’s birthday the other day and we all congregated for dinner at Four Seasons Hot Pot in Aberdeen Centre. My uncle ordered a set menu for us so we had the traditional 10-course Chinese feast. I didn’t think to take out my camera until the end so I was unable to take any pictures. What I did like about this place though was that they had different variations on traditional pictures. For example, the lobster and crab came on a bed of steamed sticky rice. The rice made this dish very filling and tasty.
The thing I wanted to note was their take on the Chinese birthday buns, which are steamed and filled with lotus paste inside. Normally, these pink and white buns are molded into a peach shape. At Four Seasons Hot Pot, they were molded into the shape of a bunny or cat (depending on your perspective ).
They came in a steamer basket like so:
Each individual bun was SUPER cute. I actually thought these buns tasted better than the regular ones because they were freshly steamed and the lotus paste was very light.
One thing I found out after this meal was that the restaurant puts massive amounts of MSG in almost all their dishes. I like to think I have a pretty high tolerance for MSG but I felt like I had MSG overload afterwards…with a dry throat, constant thirstiness, and my stomach also felt queasy. The food here was excellent but I’m not sure how well the MSG agrees with my system so I feel obligated to mark the food rating down a bit.
Food: [rating:2.5] (I would have given this a 4-star rating if not for the MSG)
Price: n/a (I’m not sure because I didn’t pay)