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

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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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      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...

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        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!

        BG

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        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?
      http://www.littlesheephotpot.com/find...

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      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:

        http://www.foodforbuddha.com/search/label/Pearl%20Hot%20Pot

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

        http://www.foodforbuddha.com/search/l...

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          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

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            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.

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

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              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?

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                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 ?!?!?

                http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a...

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                  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.....

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                    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.

                    http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/143190...

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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..

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                        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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