Four Seasons Hotpot City at SM By The Bay!

My hubby and I finally got to try Four Seasons Hotpot City at SM By The Bay a little over a week ago. It’s the new hotpot place from the same group who brought us the ever-popular buffet restaurant Vikings. We super love hotpot — we find it relaxing and eating all we can doesn’t have to be a greasy and unhealthy experience.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

We were wowed by how huge, bright, and awesomely designed the entire place was! I felt like I was in another country.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review
Four Seasons Hotpot City has a cool grocer/supermarket theme.
Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review
All the hotpot ingredients are neatly organized in shelves and racks.
Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

Meat, vegetables, salad, sushi, sashimi, drinks, and even an entire selection of short order dishes like Dong Po Pork, Steamed Fish Fillet with Garlic, etc. each have their own sections.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

You “order” whatever meat you want and they slice it for you on the spot.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

There are several kinds of meat — different kinds of beef, pork, lamb…

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

Lots of sushi and sashimi too! My favorite sushi is the Four Seasons Special. 😀

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

I’ve never seen so many kinds of noodles being offered at a hotpot place! It’s my first time to encounter squid ink noodles, mushroom noodles, chili noodles, and polonchay noodles.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

The seafood selection is pretty incredible. There’s actually Sea Mantis! I’m not a fan but this isn’t something I usually see in hotpot places or buffet restos.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

Wow, oysters too! Also fresh shrimp, squid, clams, and different kinds of fish.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

These individually wrapped Mochi Shao are officially my favorite hotpot ingredients. It’s a chewy, sticky, glutinous ball that’s similar to the galapong in ginataan. It’s sooooo good. I used to fill my hotpot bowl with Mozarella Balls. These are my new favorites.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

There’s an entire section dedicated to balls (i.e. Beef Balls) and dumplings.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

Check out these Beijing Dumplings! There’s a vegetarian version of this in the Vegetarian section.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

Bicho-Bicho and lots of other food items are in the Vegetarian section too. Tofu? They have an entire section dedicated to Tofu. First time for me to see stuff like Sesame Fish Tofu and Kani Tofu.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever encountered Ebiko Shrimp Paste in other restos.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

And if you thought making your own sauce was easy, there are maybe hundreds of different combinations possible with all the ingredients on hand. I was confused! They even have peanut butter!

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

As if three rows of condiments weren’t enough, there are a lot more stuff you can mix in your sauce at the corner.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review
Thirsty? There’s soda, iced tea, juice, coffee, Milo Shake…
Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

Juices and tea infusions abound! I personally love the minty lime drink and the cucumber lemonade! Apple cinnamon tea is pretty good too.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review
Guess what? There’s unlimited beer too!
Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

Desserts? There’s an entire area devoted to sweets — fresh fruits, ice cream (with a crazy selection of toppings some of which are in the photo above), frozen yogurt, souffle, kakanin (native Filipino rice cakes), cakes, chocolate fondue… OMG.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

If you stay inside a function room (minimum 10 people) you get your own personal hotpot cooker so you don’t have to share.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

So anyway, they ask you to choose a soup base (beef, pork, chicken, vegetable) and a “mix”. For the mix, they will add some stuff to your soup base to spice it up. There are several mixes too — Satay, Szechuan, Curry, Chinese Herbs (Sibot). Hubby and I both chose Sibot. Sibot is an acquired taste and a lot of people find it rather medicinal. But since both of us grew up in Chinese households we’re used to this and we find it comforting. Plus Sibot has a host of health benefits such as strengthening the immune system and improving circulation.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

So this is my first bowl. I filled it with sweet corn, Sesame Fish Tofu, watercress, taro, beef, mochi, mozarella balls, mushrooms, and mushroom noodles.

Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review
I seriously LOVE the Mochi Shao. This is how it is when cooked.
Four Seasons Hotpot City MOA Review

This is my dessert plate, I had a piping hot cup of coffee to go with the sweets.

Hubby and I were so impressed by the incredible selection of food and drink at Four Seasons Hotpot City that we’re already planning to go back. I posted over 20 photos on here but I haven’t even scratched the surface. In true Vikings tradition, there’s a whole lot of food! One trip is definitely not enough for you to sample even a fourth of their offerings.

We love the bright, immaculately clean surroundings plus it’s super nice there this hot summer because their air-conditioning is so cool! I highly suggest reserving in advance if you’re planning to eat here because they’re always fully booked. We seriously want to go back already.

The prices are super reasonable too — weekday lunches cost only P588 while dinners, weekends, and holidays cost P788. They also offer special discounts if you’re dining in a big group (at least 30 pax). Kids below 3 ft. eat for free while kids above 3 ft. need to pay either P188 to P388 depending on the height, day, and time (lunch or dinner).


Four Seasons Hotpot City
Building E, SM By The Bay,
MOA Complex, Pasay City
831-7777 / 835-7777



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