Kaisen Bijin Nabe🍲($68) If this looks familiar, then you've probably tried the uhhhhmazing chicken version from Tsukada Nojo (which is a place I can keep going to). 😋Yonpachi specializes in seafood, so you can imagine how excited I was when I heard they're doing a seafood version of the chicken collagen hotpot!
So the soup here uses the chicken collagen infused with their seafood broth, giving it a saltier, briny taste. It's also not as thick and hearty as before, which led me to the conclusion that I preferred the pure chicken version. (Also note that there's no refills here at all, with each top-up carrying a $5 price tag)
Ingredients wise, we weren't impressed. The clams dropped out of their shells, dooming many to a sad fate of overcooking. The crab was quite hollow and the prawn balls tough. I wanted to love this but unfortunately, I'll just be heading back to Tsukada Nojo. (The bar bites and small plates here seem really good though, perfect for a night of boozing and sake!) 🍶