Ottawa just got a new hot pot restaurant, Morals Village which is located next to T&T Supermarket. Morals Village is a hot pot restaurant chain with over 600 locations in China and has finally made it to Ottawa. For those of you who have never experience hot pot, it is a traditional Chinese dish that is prepared with a simmering pot of soup stock that is used to cook various ingredients. At Morals Village you are given your stock pot with 1-2 flavors of stock and can order from a vast ingredients menu of items to cook in the stock.
The new restaurant is beautiful inside with a red and gold scheme with plenty of seating. From large tables perfect for groups or small banquets there is plenty of space for you to warm up over this warm dish.
Hot pot is a fun experience where you get to cook your choice of ingredients in your stock and have the option to further customize your meal by making your dipping sauce from the sauce buffet bar.
At Morals Village the menu is a mixture of Chongqing, with a mixture of French cooking, that is used to make innovative tasty dishes.
When visiting you have the choice from a variety of different soupbases including (10 year special spicy, super spicy, original spicy, signature green pepper, mountain cliff wild mushroom, sweet tomato ox, French-inspired sweet corn, pork bone, Hong Kong Satay, herbal, chicken, and split). I opted original spicy with extra Szechuan peppercorn for a spicy broth and for my second choice I picked the recommended sweet tomato.
Meats: Rib eye beef, New Zealand lamb shoulder, pork slice, crispy pork fillet, tender spicy marinade beef, soy sauce marinade pork, fried pork skin, quail egg, luncheon meat, crispy sausage, handmade meatballs, cheese beef balls, Chaozhou stuffed meatball, Hong Kong style sausage, ox stomach, beef tongue, beef tripe, pork blood tofu, duck giblets, and pork kidney
Seafood: deepsea spicy fish fillet, Japanese crab meat, tiger shrimp balls, golden fish balls, squid dumpling, Cantonese shrimp wonton, squid balls, Chaozhou stuffed fishball, squid roll, cuttlefish, mussel, shrimp, and squid
Tofu: sandwiched tofu skin, crispy beancurd, square fish tofu, and squid balls
Vegetables: mushroom, enokitake, pumpkin, seaweed, spinach, broccoli, Chinese lettuce, watercress, Napa cabbage, bamboo shoots, taro, yam noodles, auricularia, potato slice, daikon, sweet corn, yam, watermelon, cucumber, lotus roots
Other: Korean rice cake, noodle rice, crystal noodle, rice, udon, handmade noodle, instant noodle, Chinese doughnut.
In addition to the hot pot, there are also a few snacks including spring rolls, deep fried buns, and desserts including ice cream.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Morals Village as it was fun to cook my food and chat with friends over some delicious food. If you enjoy meals like Korean BBQ or fondue where you cook your food, then you need to try the hot pot experience at Morals Village as you are sure to enjoy it too.