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Hong Kong No 1 Chinese Restaurant: Hot Pot Combo

Located in a strip mall on Kingsway, Hong Kong No 1 Chinese Restaurant wasn’t in our initial plans for dinner in early August. Instead, we had planned to go to a nearby restaurant but were turned away because they were all booked up. I recall visiting the former occupant of this particular location (Wei Dao Cafe, I believe) a few years ago and not much has been done to the interior decor. Although something that I did notice right away was their use of a whole menagerie of different chairs for their large tables.
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Sandy La Chinese Restaurant: Home-Style Cooking

Sandy La is one of the many nondescript Chinese restaurants located in Vancouver… in this particular case, serving the Kensington area around Victoria Drive. The reason why we came to visit this restaurant was because they listed an online special where you order 3 dishes and you get a free order of clams in black bean sauce. We were sad when we arrived at the restaurant and saw that they changed their menu to offer Hainan chicken instead of clams (and the price had gone up).
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Liuyishou Hotpot (Burnaby): Spicy and Numbing

Liuyishou Hotpot is one of the many Szechuan hotpot restaurants that have opened up in Vancouver over the last few years. Specializing in Chongqing-style hotpots, this is definitely more suited to diners who have a thing for spicy food.
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YuShang Hot Pot: New Hot Pot Spot

YuShang Hotpot is a relatively new hotpot place that opened up on West Broadway (near Oak) in Vancouver. The interior is fairly clean and spacious and has a generous condiment station set up near the front of the restaurant.
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Jun Yuan: Hot Pot

Hot Pot season is upon us! Okay, who am I kidding? For many people in Vancouver, hot pot season spans the entire year… even during the hottest summer day.
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Boiling Point (Burnaby) – Individual Mini Hot Pots

Wintertime in Vancouver usually means drab and rainy days. It’s at times like these that bubbling pots of food really helps you get through the day.
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Boiling Point – Taiwanese Hot Pot

Boiling Point is a chain of Taiwanese hot pot restaurants that has come up to Canada from the States. This particular location on Kingsway, next to Sushi Bella, opened up in 2013.
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Fatty Cow Seafood Hot Pot

There’s nothing like cold weather to drive hordes of people (at least Asians) to hot pot places.  It must be all the steam emanating from the boiling pots that helps to keep us warm.  Well, it was a bitterly cold December night when we decided to visit Fatty Cow Seafood on Victoria Drive and the restaurant filled up quickly.

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Posh (Burnaby) – Crab Hot Pot Horrors

Back in early January, we visited Posh (located right next to Pho Tan) in Burnaby for a crab hot pot meal.  It’s taken me this long to write the post because I was trying to forget the whole experience ever happened.

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Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot (Burnaby) – Good Food, Service… Not So Much.

When I saw the signs for the new Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot go up in the former Sammy J Peppers location across from Metrotown, I was quite anxious to try it out… but it seemed to take forever until it opened.  We finally managed to visit the place in early December (after waiting a month or two to allow them to work out any grand opening kinks). Read the rest of this entry

Mongolian Little Sheep Hot Pot

When it’s cold and dreary outside, there’s nothing better than hot pot for warming up the soul.  Fortunately, there’s quite a few hot pot restaurants located around the Lower Mainland where you can get your fix.  Mongolian Little Sheep Hot Pot is conveniently located in Lansdowne Mall in Richmond. Read the rest of this entry

Mongolian Little Sheep Hot Pot – Good Food, Poor Service

I’ve been re-reading some other blog posts of Mongolian Little Sheep Hot Pot (located in Lansdowne Mall) and I was surprised that many people said that they had good service.  After the experience that we had last Monday, I feel a little gypped.  I might go back and try them out in the future because the food was pretty good… it’s just that the service that we received was pretty sad. Read the rest of this entry