Crazy Pot | Chinatown | Chinese | Restaurant
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Chinatown spot specializing in hot pots.

Our Review

From my first glance at the menu for Crazy Pot, the Chinatown hot-pot spot in the place of the late and briefly great Tao Ran Ju, I was intrigued by the inclusion of the "Macau Style Pork Bone Soup Pot." Brought to the table on a portable gas burner, this deep tureen comes filled with an opaque milky white broth that conceals sectioned ears of corn, carrots, potatoes, and huge gnarly shanks of meaty pork bones, from which you're meant to suck out the marrow with straws. It's already a crowded bowl, but you can pack it further with about 45 other add-ins, from meats (sliced lamb, cuttlefish balls, free-range chicken), vegetables (white turnip, pumpkin, wood-ear mushrooms), and a variety of noodles and dumplings. On your early plunges into this pot you might find the flavor bland. But you can liven things up with a trio of sauces: a chile-soy vinegar, sesame paste, and thick, oily fish paste. And while Crazy Pot doesn't have Tao Ran Ju's wonderful soup dumplings (or its embedded burners), it does boast a number of additional hot-pot options like "House Special Braised Water Duck Pot," "Rice Wine Chestnuts and Chicken Pot," and "Traditional Wine Braised Rabbit Stew," as well as a host of kitchen-prepped dishes (steamed eggplant with dried fish in XO sauce, Japanese pumpkin in egg-yolk sauce, frog with gluten, etc).

Mike Sula

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