Thursday, February 14, 2013

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

For cool wintery like weather, there's nothing like a good hot pot.
I've been to the location on Westheimer & Fountainview, but this is my first time going to the Sharpstown location.  
We asked for half and half soup base, which means with the original soup and their spicy soup base.  This is no ordinary soup base, each sides have herb and broth.  The combo is said to have medicinal benefits.  

Each sides comes with Search and Rescue spoons, so as things disappeared in the soup, you can use one to search for it, the other one to grab it and bring up some soup too.
We ordered a dish of lamb thinly cut.  
Veggies and sides: we had spinach, bok choy, fish dumplings, squid, potato, turnip, shiitake and enoki mushrooms, corn, vermicelli, tofu, squid balls and fish balls... yes, I don't know how to explain it, but I grew up with them and they're good... so go try it!
Thinly sliced beef, they also have a big plate of ribeye.
Red bean and yam pancakes, it's pretty tasty.

The main thing about cooking and eating is that make sure you understands what food looks like when they are cooked.  A great tip I learned from my friends is that you can order half orders, that way you can try more if you have a bigger group, or you'll have the appropriate portion size for a small group.

Something I also learned is that the Westheimer location only takes reservations for 6pm and 8pm seatings.  But Sharpstown location is more flexible.  I found that the server and space is better in the Westheimer locations than the Sharpstown location.  The seating in the Sharpstown location is tight, and patrons are bumping into each other with their seats.  And on top of that, in the Sharpstown location, you have to go to a station to get your own sauce to go with the hotpot, versus the Westheimer location will charge you 50cents for them but they'll keep bringing you heaps of them.  Go see it for yourself.

Little Sheep Hot Pot
Sharpstown location
8488 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

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