Qimin Organic Hotpot, Hengshan Lu

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  • Hot Pot
Photographs: courtesy Chope
Photographs: courtesy Chope
Photographs: courtesy Chope
Photographs: courtesy Chope
191 Hengshan Lu
Owned by the same folks behind speciality grocer Green & Safe, this is the third Qimin branch bringing the farm-to-table concept to its customers. Qimin prides itself as a healthy hotpot restaurant, focusing on organic ingredients sourced directly from its own farm in Kunshan and a menu that changes every three months to ensure the freshest seasonal ingredients. Unlike your usual hotpot experience, here each guest gets their own individual pot.

On the menu there are eight types of broths, from the popular Mongolian-style (28RMB) to the light ‘four seasons organic vegetable’ (32RMB). There’s a variety of high-quality meats, including organic ‘300 days’ black pig pork belly and shoulder (48RMB) and Australian M5 wagyu sirloin (198RMB). But it’s the seafood, vegetables and specialty items that steal the show. Get eight types of seafood with the premium seafood platter (168RMB), which features standouts like live hairy crab and razor clams. The handmade abalone and codfish lollipops (six for 88RMB) are worth a try, as are the edamame-studded seafood nougats (three for 20RMB) that nicely soak up the pots’ rich broths.

A great place to enjoy a sin-free (albeit slightly more pricey) hotpot experience.

Venue name: Qimin Organic Hotpot, Hengshan Lu
Opening hours: 11am-2pm, 5pm-2am Mon-Fri; 11am-2am, Sat-Sun
Metro: Hengshan Lu
English address: Third floor, 191 Hengshan Lu, Near Yongjia Lu, Xuhui District
Chinese address: 上海市徐汇区衡山路191号,3楼,近永嘉路