Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot
R/C, 4-4A Travessa da Caldeira
Macau, China SAR
Why did we dine here? – Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot is a popular restaurant in Macau. This restaurant group owns many different restaurants through out Asia including Jinyuexuan. Our friend recommended this restaurant, and we noticed you will not find it in tour books, nor on Trip Advisor. This place is not located on a central street, so you may need a taxi to reach it.
Compare this place to Mongolian Hot Pot
They specialize in seafood hotpot. You choose your live seafood from the tanks in front of the restaurant before you enter. Asians really want the freshest seafood, and how can it get any fresher than this.
We chose razor clams, other clams, geoduck, mantis prawns and several other items from their live seafood selection.
Insider Tip – This restaurant is small, so make reservations.
Cuisine – Chinese hot pot
Location – Macau, China SAR
Service – Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot had very good service with lots of servers and helpers roaming around. Nothing shocking in Asia, we wish service in Chinese restaurants in the US would get better!
Verdict – Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot is a great bet if you like hot pot and seafood. Everything was very fresh and cooked perfectly. Prices are not cheap but in line with restaurants of this caliber.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe.
Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot Signature Dishes – Anything from the live tanks outside especially the crustaceans and fish.
Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot’s Menu is pretty extensive, but most people just select their seafood, cooking styles, and hit the hot pot. The hot pot comes with 8 different mixins including Guilin chili sauce.
Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot Food Picks:
Mantis prawns cooked salt and pepper style were fried with garlic and cut up for us. Excellent dish that showed off the sweet meat of these prawns. These were probably from Thailand.
Razor clams were cooked in the hot pot. Tender, very fresh even though they were from the refrigerator.
Clay pot rice with Chinese sausages and other preserved meats. This is a signature dish here and proved to be very good. The preserved meats are very fatty and salty. The rice had a light soy sauce flavor to it, with the crusty rice on the bottom making our day with its crispness. Later on this trip we had an even better version at Lei Garden, Shanghai.
Sliced beef was fatty and not up to US quality standards, but still satisfying.
Clams were on the large side and also very fresh and sweet.
Geo duck sashimi was excellent. This particular one had a lot of soft roe, which is almost like Foie Gras. The meat was crisp and thinly sliced. Cholesterol city.
The meal was finished with a fruit plate that included watermelon and starfruit.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?