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Business 16 Apr 2019 | 3:32 AM

Spicy hotpot makes couple US$6bil richer in 2019

HONG KONG: China’s insatiable demand for spicy hotpot is placing the founders of a restaurant chain atop one of the world’s fastest-growing fortunes, allowing them to outpace many of the wealthiest families globally.

Business 09 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

China’s hotpot billionaire is ready to take on the world

BEIJING: Zhang Yong, the co-founder and chairman of Haidilao, one of China’s most successful hotpot chains, remembers his first time eating out. As a 19-year-old welder in Jianyang, Sichuan, it was exhilarating to escape the proletarian company cafeteria and dine in an actual restaurant, a rare experience for him at the time.

Food News 18 Oct 2018 | 6:52 AM

The famed Coca hotpot chain is back in Malaysia

Pitaya Phanphensophon talks about how retiring from the family business hasn’t dimmed his enthusiasm for the Coca chain of restaurants.

Business 11 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Haidilao to consider listing Chinese hotpot chain

HONG KONG: Sichuan Haidilao Catering Co, the Chinese hotpot chain offering free manicures to waiting customers, is considering an initial public offering (IPO) that could raise as much as US$300mil, people with knowledge of the matter said.

AseanPlus News 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hotpot set to replace KFC and McDonald's

CHONGQING hotpot, a century-old Chinese dish named after its birthplace - the Southwest China city of Chongqing - has become a potential rival to global fast-food giants like McDonald#8217;s, Kentucky Fried Chicken and US-based Dicos.

AseanPlus News 21 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Hotpot queen to set up global empire

China's uncrowned hotpot queen has spiced up the lives of her compatriots for 25 years, and now she wants to take the strong flavours of her native cuisine to the rest of the world.

AseanPlus News 03 Jun 2018 | 2:29 AM

Crayfish amputates own claw to escape boiling hotpot, taken home as pet by diner

Seemingly inspired by the survival movie 127 Hours, a tenacious crayfish desperate to live decided to amputate its own arm to escape a boiling hotpot in China.

Eat And Drink 10 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

A royal hotpot feast to remember

ANYTIME is a good time for a hotpot, especially if it is tasty and reasonably priced like Hotel Royal Penang’s Steamboat Galore promotion.

AseanPlus News 02 Oct 2018 | 11:20 PM

Is this China’s unluckiest diner? She ‘found a sanitary pad in her hotpot’ … twice in the space of two days

Shenzhen woman asks Haidilao for US$145,000 compensation, then claims the same thing happened in a different restaurant 24 hours later

AseanPlus News 07 Jun 2018 | 11:27 PM

Hygiene scandal hits another Chinese hotpot chain as kitchen worker leaves own footprint on the food

The 1,200-outlet Yangguofu Malatang chain sacks restaurant employee after customer spots them resting their feet on meat they were chopping