Mushroom or other veggie-based broth for hotpot/ huoguo anywhere?
I recently returned from a trip to China where we had wonderful hotpot - both Mongolian-style and Sichuan. In Bejing, we found a Sichuan place that started our broth as water and a Mongolian/Northern-style place that had several mushroom-based broths. With these methods, we were able to have non-meat (but with fishball) hotpots. In the Sichuan place, the pot was divided in half, so the meat eaters could indulge without 'contaminating' the fishy side.
Do any of the hotpot places in the LA area offer similar options?
BTW - review of my favorite of our Beijing hot pot experiences on the China board:
Is this the old Tung Lai Shun you're talking about or the new one? As an eagle eyed Chowhound poster noted, the owners of Tung Lai Shun sold their restaurant and moved to Anaheim, operating under the name Ma's Islamic. Meanwhile the new owners of Tung Lai Shun sneakily kept the old name (to preserve their Zagat rating), but apparently changed the menu (at least based on a copy of their take out menu) to something entirely different.
Even though there are dividers in the huo guo pit, I don't believe the Little Sheep broth (of either variety) is completely vegetarian based.
Try KINGSWOOD in Rowland Heights. They offer a choice of broths (including plain and veggie based) as well as the option of splitting the hot pot into veggie and meat sides.
18900 E Gale Ave #B
Rowland Heights, CA 91748