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With the winter season fast approaching (or, rather, already upon us), Chinese hot pot is beckoning. I'm talking about the "steamboat" or "Chinese fondue" where sliced meats, veggies, and noodles are flash-boiled in bubbling water or stock.

Where are your favourite places for hot pot in Calgary? I've usually done hot pot at home or at a friend's house. But if there is a restaurant that does it fresh, abundantly, and reasonably (say, $20-25/person), it would save a lot of time and work.

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  1. Okay, so I know it's weird to reply to your own topic, but I just found the thread from last year: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/363966. And I replied to it! But I'm still looking for new restaurant suggestions--is there a Korean or Japanese version of this type of food?

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    1. re: aktivistin

      For Korean, Dae Eun Jung (or something like that) on 10 ave, east of 14 st. There's also the Clubhouse in Montgomery - Home Road and 16th Avenue NW, by KFC. I've tried DEJ and like it, haven't tried Clubhouse for fondue yet, but their Korean dishes are very good.

      1. re: taiphun

        I think it's called Dae Jang Gum, next to Community Foods. What kind of fondue does Clubhouse have? I have never heard of korean fondue?

        1. re: alex8alot

          It's really spicy broth, but ohhh sooo good!

          1. re: yen

            waht is it called?

            1. re: alex8alot

              Not entirely sure of the name (I'm Chinese), but Korean Fondue is good enough for me. If you find out do let us know.

              1. re: taiphun

                Im with big wind here... I dont know the name either. Hopefully someone better versed on Korean food has the answer!

                Or it could be one of the bastardized dishes - A Japanese dish (Shabu Shabu) made Korean... just grasping at straws now :)

                1. re: yen

                  I'm pretty sure "shabu shabu" was actually imported from Korea.

                  1. re: John Manzo

                    If you're talking true origins, 99% of the time it's Chinese. In this case, i think Shabu Shabu is Han Dynasty Chinese. Which can be called Chinese, or Mongolian, depending on how you want to look at it.

      2. re: aktivistin

        The Japanese version of hot pot would be Sukiyaki or Shabu-shabu. There are a few places which serve this such as Sukiyaki house or Sushi Hiro. I think the former has moved/disappeared but there's one in Banff as well.

        If you want Korean, there's a good place on Macleod (between Stampede and Chinook center) called Seoul.

      3. There is some new Hot Pot restaurant chain in Calgary, i believe up in Castleridge or Falconridge, they are a chain of hot pot restaurants from Hong Kong, but i have heard that the prices are high.

        My recommendation is go to T&T, buy supplies and do it at home, much cheaper!

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        1. re: bg_27

          I agree on doing it at home being cheaper, but for big groups, sometimes it isnt feasible. Do you know, or can you find out, the name of the restaurant chain??