Hong Kong’s best claypot rice restaurants


4 Dec 2021

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful… The fire under the sizzling claypots, that is. Claypot rice is a local cold weather delicacy that we simply cannot get enough of, and since sharing is caring, we have rounded up the best spots in Hong Kong for you to tuck into some classic claypot rice.

Chilli Fagara

If you love your claypots spicy, then look no further than Chilli Fagara, which has released a range of claypot dishes featuring the “finest bounty of the sea and land.” Bubbling away happily in earthenware pots, the dishes are served over a tabletop flame. Order a side of steamed jasmine rice ($16) to go with it for the full experience (which we would recommend chucking straight into the pot and fluffing around to get that perfect crispy rice char).

Try a modern take with the Sichuan-style stewed chicken pot with numbingly spicy preserved sausages ($288) and the fiery oxtail pot ($288) braised with garden-fresh vegetables in a 10-year Shaoxing wine; for something extra-hearty, the Mongolian mutton stew pot ($388) is a must-try (and available both spicy and non-spicy).

Chilli Fagara has also kept vegetarians and vegans in mind with two plant-based claypot dishes; take your pick from the flaming trio mushroom pot ($188) with fresh holy basil simmered in a “jacked” chilli sauce—featuring jackfruit, “heaven-facing” chilli, and broad bean paste—or the braised tofu pot ($198) with Chinese leeks and carrots. Available until the end of February 2022.

Chilli Fagara, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central | (+852) 2796 6866