We ordered a hot pot and we could have whatever ingredients we wanted from a menu. We went for king prawns, lotus root, ham, fish balls, broccoli, tofu and beef. The base of the dish is basically a very spicy broth with lots of dried chilli and peppercorns, which bring a nice tingling and slightly numb feeling to the mouth (rather than the intense burn of some powerful chilli). The sesame dips and the rice we ordered helped counter some of the spiciness!
It was a great experience and so wonderfully different from most Chinese restaurants in the UK, which are mainly based on Cantonese food.
Not sure about spicy food? They have a 'normal' menu too, judging by their online take away menu.
Address: 78-80 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 4TP
Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle, Borough, Bermondsey