In terms of unassuming eateries, there is no restaurant more unassuming than DY Sizzling Hot Pot. Even though I’m quite adventurous with trying out new restaurants, I must admit that I would have never set foot inside DY Sizzling Hot Pot had it not been for Zen’s high recommendation. “Dirty Asian” restaurants are only safe if you have a personal recommendation, right?
Funnily enough, since I relocated my office to the Haymarket end of the city, I’ve become a DY-Sizzling-Hot-Pot-addict. It’s cheap and cheerful and always so satisfying. I’ve probably dined here over 15 times already!

DY Sizzling Hot Pot - cheap and cheerful Chinese restaurant in Chippendale on George Street Sydney

P.S. Apologies for the hideously long blog post title. The restaurant (and my office) seems to be located in an area of Sydney which is unidentifiable by one suburb label. Don’t get me started on how often my office mail goes missing!!
DY Sizzing Hot Pot’s serving sizes are on the generous end of the scale and are always enough to be split into two days’ worth of lunches. Or for a quick and nasty tasty dinner for two, two dishes are sufficient.
Most dishes are under $10 and the best thing about this place is that they don’t skimp on the rice, haha
One of my most favourite dishes to have here is number 54: chicken in chilli sauce ($9.90) which is Chinese cabbage and bean sprouts tangled within pieces of tender chicken, in a soup-like sauce. The additional fried chillis on top add oomph to the already red soup but don’t worry if you can’t handle the heat – it looks much hotter than it tastes! I think it’s because the Chinese cabbage and bean sprouts tone down the chilli, but still, it’s damn good!

DY Sizzling Hot Pot -  chicken in chilli sauce

Equally good is number 46: Sichuan pepper chicken ($9.90), which I also occasionally order with pork (number 49). This dish is numbingly awesome!

DY Sizzling Hot Pot - Sichuan pepper chicken

Even the seafood dishes are surprisingly decent! Number 6: honey king prawns are just $11.90 and feature ten large juicy prawns coated in a sumptuous batter and sticky honey gloss. This could easily go for double the price in a proper restaurant.

DY Sizzling Hot Pot - honey king prawns

Here are the menus incase you’d like to plan your visit :)

DY Sizzling Hot Pot -  menu

DY Sizzling Hot Pot - menu board

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DY Sizzling Hot Pot
Shop 2, 849 George Street, Ultimo, NSW
Phone: (02) 9280 2812

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.

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That area of town has always confused me too...I like the sound of Haymarket...and I like the look those honey prawns. Classic.