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May 23, 2007 01:13 PM

Hot Pot or Noodles in Cerritos

I am looking to good chinese hot pot or shao chi in the Cerritos area. I just moved to Long Beach and work in Buena Park, and am not yet familiar with the area.

Any good recommendations for hot pot, noodle, dumplings, cold dishes, etc would be lovely. Thanks!

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  1. Spicy Shabu Shabu, 18323 Pioneer Bl., in the DiHo shopping center in Artesia. Also check the Shanghai place nearby.

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      Out of the three (Spicy Shabu Shabu), Shanghai Style Restaruant, and Caanan. I would try Spicy Shabu Shabu for hot pot. They also have a counter with liang ban xiao chi. BTW, Spicy Shabu Shabu is really a minsomer and all the food they serve therer is Chinese, not Japanese as the name would imply to American ears. They may be changing the name of the restaurant sign soon for the reason I mentioned above, but the owner, chef, staff, and menu are staying the same. Also, Kim Tar at the end of the mini mall has good duck soups. Consistently at a C rating, but IMO that is a good thing since they are BBQ duck hanging in the window, and its impossible to do it right and get a high rating.

      Spicy Shabu Shabu also has buy 1 get 1 free boba for $2 or so, but I go the adjacent parking lot just south of the restaruant ot Quickly boba shop and get their lunch special boba price of $1 and (18 cents)?

      You also are in the heart of little india, there are tons of great Indian food here as well if that floats your boat OP.

      1. re: Chandavkl

        Spicy Shabu Shabu is gone. The space is now occupied by May's Kitchen, which appears to be a generic Taiwanese restaurant.

        1. re: Chandavkl

          You may want to double-check inside. Last time I was there, I noticed they had new menus called May's Kitchen. I asked them about this, and they said they are renaming the restaurant. Apparently the owner's name is May (the thin lady with the shorter hair), and the spicy shabu shabu name misleads people into thinking the place is Japanese.

          They said they were keeping the menu, chef, and waitstaff the same. The only thing that was changing was the external signage.

          1. re: zruilong

            Nothing on the lunch menu or the 3 dishes for $15 menu indicated any shabu shabu connection, but I did not specifically ask about that.

      2. Shanghai Style Restaurant, next to the Spicy Shabu Shabu, has decent beef noodle soup and xiao long bao (soup dumplings) for the area. It's not as good as some of the SGV places, but it's not bad at all.

        1. Caanan for Shanghai style food, XLB, onion pancakes and the likes. Caanan is off South Street and is in the Seafood Palace Market Center. There is also a great place called Macau, great dan tat (egg custard tarts).

          In the next center just east of this one there is a great pho place called Pho Saigon and there is a new shabu shabu place, but I haven't tried that one yet.