Friday, November 09, 2007
Since we had so much fun catching up at Messob Ethiopian Restaurant, my friend, E(L), and I met up again at Monland Hot Pot City. The atmosphere can best be summed up with Kirk of Mmm-yoso's phrase - "San Gabriel sticky."
There's a basic charge of $3.50 per person for white or red (spicy) broths. Both come with Chinese herbs. There's also a mushroom option for vegetarians.
We ordered two plates of thinly sliced beef, spinach, vermicelli noodles, napa cabbage, and tripe.
And we also ordered a plate of dumplings.
What can I say about hot pot? Dip and eat. The sauces were decent. The broth was awfully oily. The atmosphere was nothing to speak of. The total cost was a little more than $30 for what we ordered.
I prefer the variety of broths, larger portions, and better prices at Jazz Cat Cafe - Alhambra. (Too bad that location doesn't offer it anymore.)
Other hot pot and shabu shabu restaurants:
Cocary Shabu Shabu BBQ - Monterey Park
Happy Sheep Cafe - Rowland Heights
Happy Sheep Cafe Shabu & Grill - San Gabriel
Jazz Cat Restaurant - San Gabriel
Shin-Sen-Gumi Yakitori-Shabu Shabu - Monterey Park
Monland Hot Pot City
251 W. Bencamp St.
San Gabriel, CA 91776