Saturday, September 28, 2013

Little Lamb Hot Pot by Katherine

As part of our "At home and Abroad' series
Little Lamb Hot Pot is a place in Chinatown. They are a hotpot place which specializes in Mongolian style. This is about a one minute walk from RMIT.

They have two levels of seating. We were ushered upstairs as downstairs was quite busy.

In all parts of Asia hotpot is common especially in wintertime. This is where guests cook at the table. A number of food items are shared and cooked at the table.

I went with Sally last night and we both the Groupon together. The Groupon was a $39 All you can eat dealwhich includes beer and ice cream. Normally the hotpot costs $20-$30 per person.

They were busy at dinnertime which was a good sign.

The bathrooms were small and unclean. They are also at the top of a flight of wooden stairs.

Sally and I both found our waitress to be of no help and really broken English. I was there quite early and watched people have their hotpot. Basically you go up and you serve yourself. But we didn't know where to find the clean cutleries etc.

Not that it really mattered, they also forgot our beers. Sally and I don't drink. The juice tasted more like cordial.

But at least the food was good. Whilst I was waiting for Sally I had a chance to try out the dumplings and the pancakes. They were yummy.

We loved the smell of the bbq and the seafood.

You can choose between spicy and non spicy for the hotpot broth. Or you can have a mixture.

It was fun cooking the food at the table. Unlike Chinese hotpots these Mongolian ones don't have rice.

There was lots and lots of varieties and they cater for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

It was fun, but I wouldn't do it again anytime soon. For the management please put some signs up as to where to find the clean cutleries, plates etc. And at least help the first time users like ourselves.
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