Hao Shi Duo Hotpot Restaurant Has Winnie-The-Pooh Bricks That Melt In Broth

For many, Winnie-the-Pooh is not only a fond childhood memory but also an enduring symbol of cuteness.

So whoever came up with the idea to boil the honey-loving bear in a hotpot either really hates the series, or has a sadistic sense of humour.

Either way, Hao Shi Duo Shabu-Shabu Restaurant (好食多涮涮鍋) in Taiwan offers the chance for fans – or foes – to add a Pooh-shaped brick to their hotpot of choice.

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Doing so will enhance its flavour, adding milky creaminess to the broth.

Hao Shi Duo hotpot restaurant has Pooh-shaped milk brick

Located in Taipei, Hao Shi Duo normally specialises in shabu-shabu hotpots, with a large variety to pick from.

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But since this year, the restaurant offers a special option for those looking to zhng up their hotpot — and to add a twist, they decided on none other than Winnie-the-Pooh.

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There’s even a tutorial on how to submerge your Pooh in a hotpot bath — Pooh fans might want to close their eyes here.

The milk brick not only looks cute but also adds a milky depth to the broth.

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It also comes with pieces on cheese on top of its head that reminds us of towels we use in onsens.

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If bears are your favourite kind of animal and seeing adorable Pooh disintegrate into the soup is too painful a sight, the restaurant also has milk bricks shaped after other animals like dogs and seels.

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‘Bear hotpot’ previously in Singapore too

If you find bear submerged in steamboat broth to be oddly familiar, here’s why.

Spice World Hotpot, a restaurant in Clarke Quay brought us mala soup based shaped like a crimson bear.

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Here’s what our food-loving colleagues thought of it.

Sadly, the restaurant is now permanently closed so you’ll have to look elsewhere for your ‘bear hotpot’.

A destination for after pandemic blows over

While the Covid-19 pandemic might have caused you to delay your travel plans, Hao Shi Duo is a must-go for your next Taiwan trip.

Hao Shi Duo Shabu Shabu Restaurant (好食多涮涮屋) Zhongshan branch
Address:
No. 5 Lane 19, Shuangcheng Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3.30pm, 5-10pm
Nearest train station: Zhongshan Elementary School Station

Hao Shi Duo Shabu Shabu Restaurant (好食多涮涮屋) Da’an branch
Address:
No. 8, Lane 19, Section 1, Da’an Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-3.30pm, 5-10pm
Nearest train station: Zhongxiao Fuxing Station

Hao Shi Duo Shabu Shabu Restaurant (好食多涮涮屋) Minsheng branch
Address:
No. 31, Alley 4, Lane 137, Section 5, Minsheng East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Opening hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues-Fri: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-3.30pm, 5-10pm
Nearest train station: Nanjing Sanmin Station

For now, let’s hope the pandemic blows over soon so we can travel overseas once again for such unique food offerings.

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