WHAT IT IS
K.K. Pots, a hot pot restaurant, offers a contemporary Asian menu that combines traditional dishes with Western and Japanese ingredients and preparation techniques. Though it may be new to the food scene, its head-chef Jay Yang definitely isn’t. Previously studying at the Culinary Institute of America and training under Iron Chef Morimoto, Jay now brings his passion and expertise to K.K. Pots to offer you the best hot pot in the city.
K.K. Pots is cozy one-room restaurant that gives off a casual vibe. The décor is very minimalist-chic with white walls, plain furniture, paintings, and culinary magazines on shelves.
The K.K. Mini Pot (28,000 Ks) is recommended if you’re going with a friend or two. Not only does this set include seafood and beef platters for the hot pot, but it also comes with a salad and Japanese fried rice. The broth was flavourful, without being too overpowering, and the meat and vegetables were all very fresh.
If you’re in the mood for something light, try the Si kyet khao swe (2500 Ks). This is a wheat noodle dish with chicken, star anise oil, and soy sauce. Their noodles are delicious and freshly made, making this dish a healthier alternative to the ones available at most other restaurants.
Also try their famous molten lava cake (3,500 Ks). The seemingly solid dessert reveals a secret gooey chocolate surprise when you cut into it. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this decadent delight will make you want to lick the plate bare.
I’ve been to K.K. Pots three times in the past week. That speaks for itself!
Address: Cnr. of Bo Myat Htun Street and Anawrahta Road, Botahtaung Township, Yangon.
Opening Hours: 11.30 AM – 10.00 PM / Breakfast available from 6.30 AM – 10.00 AM