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Vietnamese hot pot "Lau"

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In San Francisco, looking for a restaurant that serves "Lau" Vietnamese hot pot.

I've tried the Lau dish at Pagolac & Kim Thanh Restaurant. Both were a seafood soup served on an open flame. Both flavorful and good, but not quite what I was looking for. I’ve also tried 7 flavors of beef, which is also good, not the hot pot I’m looking for.

I'm looking for the large boiling flavorful soup pot on an open flame, with all the ingredients on the side. Like Vietnamese Shabu Shabu - cook it yourself.

Please share with me your findings of Vietnamese hot pot in San Francisco? Thank you.

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  1. A few years ago I had this at Vietnam II, just up Larkin from Pagolac, on the corner.
    It was as you ddescribe, but I can't remember more about quality, etc. I was taken there by an Asian American friend who is pretty discerning about Asian food.

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    1. re: Armoise

      Thank you. I'll let you know if I try it=)

    2. I think I recall hot pot on the menu at Yummy Yummy in the Sunset, haven't tried it though.

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