Jiang Nan Hotpot – The BEST and MUST-TRY Hotpot in Makati!

The Jiang Nan Hotpot in Nicanor Garcia, Makati, has been making waves in the town’s culinary scene. They’ve been in the business since 2017 within various branches, however, I just heard about it recently through a friend. With branches in Parañaque, Pasay, Quezon City, Banawe, and Makati, Jiang Nan Hotpot has expanded its reach. Providing accessibility to customers across different areas. This expansion speaks to this culinary gem’s growing popularity and success in the local food scene. Boasting an extensive menu of authentic Chinese delights, this hotspot for hotpot enthusiasts is a must-visit for those seeking a unique and savory dining experience. Checking on it, I was impressed by how the restaurant quickly fills during lunch and dinner time. As a fan of hotpots and being in so many good ones now, I tried to lessen my expectations despite the seemingly perfect-rated reviews.

Jiang Nan Hotpot also allows customers to choose dipping sauces. The original sauce provided includes soy sauce, sesame oil, and peanut sauce, among others. Customers can customize it further by adding spices to suit their tastes. For meat lovers, Jiang Nan Hotpot offers a tantalizing selection including US beef, Philippine beef, and fresh pork. This diverse offering ensures that every hotpot enthusiast finds their perfect match and cravings. Along with it are other additions to make your hotpot experience even better. This includes dumplings, squid balls, fish balls, crab meats, and more. All these make the broth even more delicious. Customers can enjoy the hotpot experience for Php 599 per person from Monday to Thursday and Php 699 from Friday to Sunday and holidays. It may not be as cheap as a meal from fast food but it’s just around the same price as Unlimited Samgyupsal. Worth a try!

My Experience

We arrived at Jiangnan around 5 PM. It was earlier than the usual dinner time but I wanted to make sure that we had enough seats. Even though it was just late afternoon, the first floor already had a lot of customers. For reference, the first floor can house approximately 100 people, if my measurements are right. By the time we arrived, almost half of it was occupied already and people just kept on coming. Their second floor has extra tables as well that they open once the first floor is full. The staff was attentive and friendly. They also let us choose seats and gave us a checklist for orders once seated. I went to create my sauce first but they also gave us their original. For the first batch, I ordered pork and beef meats, crab sticks, bamboo shoots, corn, black fungus, quail eggs, udon noodles, and more.

I put as many ingredients as I can in the hotpot until it’s filled. The aroma became stronger after putting the ingredients. It was very appetizing! Once the ingredients are floating, that means they’re ready and cooked. I tried the soup first and it was incredibly savory! The meats were not marinated but I can tell by their taste and appearance that they were high quality. It was very tempting to try their grill as well but that’ll set me back Php 300 per head more. The budget isn’t allowing me so I promised myself that we would come back here next time and try the grill as well. Nevertheless, it was a very satisfying and delicious meal. I could say that this is by far the best one I ever tried. The restaurant is open daily from 10 AM to 2 AM, with a last call at 1 AM.


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How to get there?

Via Public Transportation

  • Board the MRT Line 3 (Blue Line) and head towards the direction of Taft Avenue. Alight at Ayala Station.
  • You can take a taxi or use a ride-sharing service from Ayala to Nicanor Garcia.
  • Jiang Nan Hotpot Makati is 30 minutes walk from Ayala Station. It is an alternative way to get there if you’d like to get some cardio first.

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