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Which hot pot places serve individual size pots ? Not the regular kind..

mikeyjrd Jan 12, 2011 10:06 PM

Which hot pot places serve individual size pots ? Not the regular kind..

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    betterthanbourdain Jan 17, 2011 02:25 PM

    there is posh and shabu shabu that serves individual 'hot pots'. though both are different that the traditional hot pot.

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    1. re: betterthanbourdain
      mikeyjrd Jan 18, 2011 09:50 PM

      i've been to most of the individual hot pot places you guys have mentioned.....

      so is KK-Dollar the only individual AYCE in greater van? i heard its quite expensive too...

      1. re: mikeyjrd
        foodforbuddha Jan 31, 2011 01:23 PM

        I think KK is the only AYCE shabu shabu in town...I could be wrong though
        POSH is more sukiyaki pots (壽喜燒 or 鋤燒) rather than shabu-shabu...
        Happy Shabu Shabu has reasonable prices but broth is not as good as Pearl...not AYCE...
        HKYK...can't recall...it's been almost a seven years since I was last there...hahahahaha...
        Little Sheep...I went there once...for a share-pot...didn't know they have shabu-shabu...
        Shabu Shabu...is on my wishlist...hopefully soon...not an AYCE...

        Boiling Point is not a shabu-shabu but do serve in mini-pots...not AYCE...it's just like going to a BBT restaurant and order the hot pots there...they serve you in mini pots with ingredients already in the pot (well, most of the times)...

        Hopefully this helps!


        Happy Shabu Shabu
        3779 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond, BC V6X3Z9, CA

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      Arwai82 Jan 15, 2011 01:20 AM

      Pearl Hot Pot is my go to place for individual hot pot.

      I had "individual hot pot" lunch at Little Sheep (Richmond) once, the combos are relatively cheap(around $10 a person) and the soup base was pretty decent, if you are going for lunch, maybe you can give it a try?

      Pearl Hot Pot
      7154 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC V5E2W5, CA

      1. CrispyLechon Jan 13, 2011 04:55 PM

        There's Pearl Hotpot in Kingsway, Burnaby. It's not AYCE. Here's a review:


        For AYCE individual hotpot, there is KK Dollar Hot Pot. Here's a review


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        1. re: CrispyLechon
          LotusRapper Jan 13, 2011 05:26 PM

          Haha, I was just in Richmond by Aberdeen Station (for work purposes) and walked by KK Dollar Hot Pot, getting a chuckle out of the name.

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            foodforbuddha Jan 31, 2011 01:09 PM

            LOL!!! I know! It took me a while to realize what it means in Chinese...hahahahaha! BG

          2. re: CrispyLechon
            flowbee Jan 13, 2011 06:01 PM

            I like going to Pearl Hot Pot once in a while. Last time I went (few months ago), they had soft-serve ice cream for dessert! One of them was "green tea" but tasted more like earl grey tea (!) and the other one was ube (taro). Yummy.

            Pearl Hot Pot
            7154 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC V5E2W5, CA

            1. re: flowbee
              mikeyjrd Jan 13, 2011 10:09 PM

              i've been to Pearl Hot pot a few times, their combos are ok.

              is the KK Dollar Hot Pot the only AYCE individual hotpot place in greater vancouver?

              1. re: flowbee
                foodforbuddha Jan 31, 2011 01:10 PM

                I think they mostly do ice cream for desserts now...simpler and easier! I had strawberry the last time I went and it tasted like those pocky sticks...hahahahaha! BG

              2. re: CrispyLechon
                LotusRapper Jan 17, 2011 03:02 PM

                Is that Spam I see ?!?!?


                1. re: LotusRapper
                  mikeyjrd Jan 18, 2011 09:47 PM

                  yup, its Spam or some related type of pork product...
                  apparently a lot people like to order that in hot pot places.....

                  1. re: LotusRapper
                    foodforbuddha Jan 31, 2011 01:11 PM

                    Well...it's SPAM-like...luncheon meat...hahahaha...some cheaper brands. BG

                  2. re: CrispyLechon
                    foodforbuddha Jan 31, 2011 01:07 PM

                    Thanks Crispy for the shout out! BG

                  3. LotusRapper Jan 13, 2011 10:25 AM

                    HKYK (#3 Rd, Richmond) also does individual HPs.


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                      mikeyjrd Jan 13, 2011 10:06 PM

                      I thought HKYK only serves the regular kind/size AYCE hot pot; not the individual size..

                      1. re: mikeyjrd
                        LotusRapper Jan 13, 2011 10:19 PM

                        HKYK has individual hot pots, but if you are asking about AYCE individuals, then I don't know.

                    2. grayelf Jan 13, 2011 06:51 AM

                      Boiling Point in Richmond does what I would consider individual hot pots. They are Taiwanese style I believe.

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