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Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂! ^_^
Today is the second day of Chinese New Year 2015, the Year of the Goat/Sheep!
In celebration, Mr. Munchimunch and I visited another Chinese restaurant that specializes in hot pot on Chinese New Year’s Eve. I wish I took more pictures, but I was too preoccupied with eating. Sorry!
House wrapped dumplings (on a rotor shaped plate!) with a minced garlic in soy sauce, red vinegar, and sesame oil dipping sauce. These were slightly better than the ones we had last year from Yum Yum Kitchen, even if the wrapping was a bit on the thicker side.
This was the only other picture I ended up taking that night. The pot was split into two, a Hot and Spicy side for Mr. Munchimunch and a Chicken Broth side for me. There were other selections as well, such as Bone, Tonic (Herbal), and Miso based broths.
Sadly, I didn’t take a picture of the open hot pot buffet, but there was a good selection available.
There was a section for meats – sliced lamb, beef, pork, chicken, and deli sliced ham along with shrimp balls, fish stuffed with crab balls, fish cakes, and beef balls. Another section for vegetables – Napa cabbage, dried tofu sheets, Chinese mushrooms, cloud ear mushrooms, starch noodles, Romaine lettuce, along with a few other items I don’t quite remember. And a last section for seafood – squid, shrimp, and crabs.
We tried a little bit of everything, and I went back often, mostly for the sliced lamb, sliced beef, and tons of vegetables.
Our dinner for two cost exactly $40 for all you can eat hot pot buffet, two drinks, plus tip. Just slightly less than Yum Yum Kitchen. Like Yum Yum Kitchen, Good Future also serves regular entrees so if you aren’t too keen on hot pot, you can always order something else.
While I enjoy going out for hot pot, I think I’m going to invest in one of my own next year, an electric one versus a propane one, and have a big hot pot party!