"FWF mala is addictive. The subtle numbing spiciness that builds up into a fiery feeling in the mouth is something many wouldn’t mind having despite what happens the following day on the throne. But if you have friends who share the same sort of masochism, then perhaps having Sichuan-style mala hotpot is a good place to have dinner."
Martin Teo, Lifestyle Asia
Our Story Begins In The East
Hotpot originated during the Guangxu period. The King’s chef, Feng returned to his hometown and saw the prosperous hotpot scene in Chengdu market. He tasted it and discovered that the taste was flavoursome. With that in mind, Feng used his cooking techniques he had acquired throughout his tenure in the palace to innovate and improve what he tasted in the local market.
Decades later, Feng’s disciple and his descendants decided to open a hotpot restaurant, the restaurant was named Feng Wang Fu.