There's spicy and then there is málà the characteristic flavor that my hometown of Chongqing in the Sichuan region is famous for. Want it málà? You go to Chongqing [CHAWNG-ching].
Hello, my name is Jia, I'm the founder of the Hot Pot Queen brand. In 1982, five months after I was born, my mother He Yongzhi opened Little Swan, a small hotpot restaurant in the heart of Chongqing that struggled to fit three tables. Little Swan marked the beginnings of the widespread proliferation of the "Yuan Yang" mala hotpot, my mother's invention inspired by the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, that would go on to become one of the most iconic staples of Sichuan cuisine and cement her legacy as the "Queen of Hotpot".
Often referred to as one of the Three Furnace cities, Chongqing is renowned not only for its bold Sichuan flavors but also for its intensely hot weather and its uniquely colorful, loud, and boisterous people, entrepreneurs, and culture.
We love tasty food, and bold flavors and we think you will too.