Location: #200 – 4755 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4W2 (across from Metrotown)
Phone: (604) 434-0001
Hours: 11am-12am (7 Days a week)
Web: http://www.littlesheephotpot.com/ | Menu: Available on website
- Underground parking available
- Top floor
- Patio Seating
- Able to accomodate large groups
- Snack items available
- Alcohol available
My girlfriend and I decided to grab lunch here on a Saturday and it was pretty quiet. You might question who goes for Hot Pot on a nice summer day? But have you thought about who Hot Pot’s outside on the patio? There are apparently people who does exactly that. We didn’t go for their AYCE hot pot (though they charge exactly the same price for lunch as for dinner), we had one of their special lunch sets, which I thought it was equally good.
So what’s the difference between Hong Kong style hot pot and Mongolian Hot Pot?
The soup base would be the correct answer. Their original soup base recipe includes 36 spices and ingredients. To be honest, I couldn’t count all 36 but who knows. It was very flavourful and I count dig out lots of herbs. Best of all about the lunch set is they don’t charge extra for the soup base.
The lunch set came with a drink. I don’t believe there is a choice, it’s their version of plum juice “酸梅湯”.
Unlike most Hot Pot restaurants, this place has all the sauces laid out for self-serve. I thought that it would be super messy because people could just grab whatever, but contrarily it was quite clean. I liked how I could grab as much or as little sauce as I wanted. Though they are limited in choices but there’s plenty to go around.
Before I go onto what the entrees, the lunch set also includes a large plate of vegetables (napa and lettuce) and a big bowl of plain noodles. I was pretty shocked at the size of this when they served it on the table. I knew it was going to be a full meal when I seen the noodles.
The “meat eater” set included, beef, pork, dumplings, and more veggies. It was a decent lunch portion for one. The meats were fresh and not too fatty.
The “Tradition” set included beef omasum, lamb, shrimp balls, fish balls and more veggies. I was surprised the meat balls here are handmade too!
Overall, I’m pretty satisfied with the lunch menu they have. All the ingredients were fresh and included a drink. The mountains of vegetables and noodles were a giant surprise, but we managed to finish it. There isn’t a whole lot of varieties of veggies but you get is quantity. The service wasn’t bad. If you ever get to sit out on their patio, it might be a pretty interesting experience hot pot experience. (But I wouldn’t recommend it during summer.)