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With all the rainy weather that every afternoon in Florida brings us, there is no better time to go to a hot pot restaurant. The different meats, flavors, and add-ons cooked in broth all served on conveyor belts make for the ideal rainy-day buffet. Luckily, you don't have to travel too far from your Full Sail apartment to go to a hot pot restaurant. Here are a few restaurants to try if you want to quench your desire for a hot pot.
Located in Baldwin Park, Hotto Potto offers various meal options for all palates as they offer vegetarian and vegan options. For 24.99 you can have an all you can eat buffet of different meats and vegetables cooked in the broth of your choice. The restaurant has a steaming pot of broth at the center of every table, surrounded by wontons, dumplings, meats, seafood, and vegetables. Additionally, here you can also enjoy boba milk teas and slushies along with your meal. Hotto Potto earns its uniqueness with its homemade sauces that are added on rice, noodles, or served as marinades. Hotto Potto is only 7 minutes away from Full Sail University, so you won't have to go too far for a hot meal. It is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. You can look at their menu on their website linked here.
Top Top Hot Pot
Sitting on Alafaya Trail is the hot pot place to go with your friends as it is an all you can eat with plenty of options displayed on a conveyor belt. Top Top Hot Pot's menu offers broths ranging from pork bone, tomato, curry, mushroom, and more. If you are a hot pot lover but your friends are not, don't worry because they offer dim sum dishes as well. The restaurant is open from Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight and on Fridays to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. It is 20 min away from Full Sail University but is worth the drive. For more information on the menu and COVID-19 updates, check out their website linked here.
Juicy Pot is a relatively new hot pot restaurant that opened in 2019, located in the West Colonial Drive. Their hotpot options offer a Vietnamese influence with the introduction of goat broth. Juicy pot also differs from the typical hot pot places because it is not an all you can eat buffet, it's the price. It is based on what you eat. Just like the other places, Juicy pot has the infamous conveyor belt to deliver additional items for your broth. The newly opened restaurant has boba milk teas as well that you can enjoy along with your meal. It is perfect for an outing with friends as the booths have four pots to simmer your broths. Juicy Pot consistently updates their Facebook page, linked here, for any specials and COVID-19 updates. They open on Tuesdays to Sundays from noon to 10 p.m. Juicy Pot is only 20 minutes away from Full Sail University.
As many restaurants begin to lift COVID-19 restrictions, be sure to monitor updates on the restaurant's websites. Remember to practice social distancing and enjoy some nice hot pot!