Thursday, May 24, 2012

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot - Irvine

The Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot has recently opened up a new outlet in Irvine.  My hubby has been getting me to try this chain but due to the hot weather we had, I had always steered him away from hot pot until today.  It is Thursday and we had a cooling trend coming in, just the right time to hit the hot pot!

We arrived at 5:45pm.  Parking was easy.  There was only another group of 8 customers in the shop.  We were seated on a table for 4 people with a hot plate in the center of the table.  We quickly browsed through the menu and decided what we were going to order within 2 minutes. 

We both ordered their combo box for $14.95/each (available M-F, Sat/Sun lunch only).  It comes with their house special thick noodles, your choice of meat (rib eye, lamb, chicken, prok belly), tofu, veggies (napa, bok choy, enoki, 2 slices potato, 2 slices daikon, 2 very thin slices kabocha), mixed meatballs, 2 slices of fish fillet and the soup base.  If you order separately, the soup base alone will cost you $3.95/person.  Kids 6-12 pay half the price for the soup base. 

The combo set came with enough for me and my son.  The thick noodles were really good.  I like it because they are chewy and it soaks up the soup so well giving it a good taste.  Oops, I forgot to mention the soup base we ordered.  It was the Yin Yang, original and the spicy soup base.

The soup base is basic chicken broth but with lots of extra spices added to it. There are gingers, goji berries, garlic, dates, and more. I like the spicy broth as it has an extra kick in it. Here are our combo boxes, one with pork belly and the other with beef rib eye. Can you see how much meat they gave us for this combo box? It is well worth the money. I like it much better than The Boiling Point which now cost over $10 a bowl with lesser meat than this.

The Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot (Culver Plaza, next to Marie Callender's)
15361 Culver Dr,
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 651-0201

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