All you can eat Chinese hot pot for $25! I think there were 4 different soup base to choose from, ranging from super spicy to not at all. We got 1/2 spicy and 1/2 non-spicy. Tons of ingredients to choose from: beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and all sorts of vegetables. The food quality was quite good.
One mishap: I accidentally ate something that looked like a small tofu pocket with little seeds inside….big mistake! Apparently that's what makes the soup spicy, more so than the red chili peppers that were floating around. My tongue was on fire for a good 20 minutes. One of the most painful experiences! So, consider yourself forewarned!
Unlimited drinks (non-alcoholic) and ice-cream were also included in the price! We stuffed ourselves silly before the 2-hour dining limit was up (even with my 20 minute time out). I will definitely return for a proper, hopefully incident-free chow down.
Hou Yi Hot Pot
92 Hester Street (Between Allen & Eldridge Street)