Hot pot, London

Hot pot.

At Shuang (64 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6LU; 020 7734 5416)– a conveyor belt hot pot area– you make your very own dinner.

It’s the Escape Room of dining experiences, with egg timers, tools, and diagrams to work out while you and your buddies turn color-coded plates of components and broth into your evening meal. It’s enjoyable, it’s friendly, but if you like your food quick and fuss-free, it may just drive you nuts.

Hot Pot (17 Wardour St, London W1D 6PJ; 020 7287 8881) likewise offers an opportunity to try the 1,000-year-old Mongolian method of DIY dining, however without conveyor belts.