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Anyone know of a great Chinese hotpot restaurant??

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kayonyc Dec 29, 2006 06:49 PM

I used to frequent one in LA where the staff poured a flavorful broth into the hotpot and my family and I would gather up vegetables, meats, seafood and tofu (buffet style) to simmer into the pot. I think there was a spicy dipping sauce to accompany the cooked food. Does anyone know a place like this in NYC?

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    eade Feb 4, 2007 05:03 PM

    Decent Sichuan-style hotpot can be found in Manhattan (the Grand Sichuan branch on the east side of Lexington between 33 and 34th has it. the hot pot / huo guo menu is a separate menu). For other regional styles of hotpot / huoguo such as Mongolian and Shanghai, you may have to venture to Flushing:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/365040

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      Lau Dec 30, 2006 01:30 AM

      the chinatown branch of Grand Sichuan has real hotpot, but i wouldnt say its good, its okay. But it would work in a fix

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        kayonyc Dec 30, 2006 02:06 AM

        Thanks Lau. That's probably the closest thing out there. I just read about that one.

      2. Brian S Dec 29, 2006 11:12 PM

        If you mean the "Mongolian" style rather than shabu shabu, you should check the Outer Boroughs board.
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/349957

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          Greg Dec 29, 2006 08:23 PM

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/231766

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            NYCnowLA Dec 29, 2006 07:32 PM

            i remember a friend going for just that at a restaurant on lexington arounf 32nd. I called him but he couldnt recall the name. What place in LA did you go for this??

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              kayonyc Dec 29, 2006 08:10 PM

              It was in chinatown near downtown, but hasn't beer there in like 15 years or so. Thanks for the lead!

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