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Hot Pot in Naples / Fort Myers?

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AllisonInFL May 10, 2011 07:59 AM

I used to live in Vegas and there were several Vietnamese restaurants there that served a Hot Pot, where you have a boiling hot bowl of broth and add the raw ingredients yourself. It's like the Japanese Shabu Shabu. I would LOVE to find a place like that here in the Fort Myers area. Please help!

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    Val RE: AllisonInFL May 10, 2011 09:21 AM

    Allison, the only Vietnamese establishment I know of in Naples is Noodle Saigon...pretty good place if they are still open. They used to serve pho but not sure I ever saw hot pot on the menu...and I don't think there are any Vietnamese places in Ft. Myers, though I could be wrong...there weren't a few months ago.

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      TuteTibiImperes RE: AllisonInFL May 10, 2011 07:52 PM

      There's a place called French Roast Cafe behind the Outback by the Sheriff's station off of 41 north of Daniels in Fort Myers. The menu is part french, part vietnamese. I haven't been in a few years, but I remember they do have Pho, not sure about hot pot.

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      French Roast Cafe
      12995 S Cleveland Ave Ste 120, Fort Myers, FL 33907

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        MartiniGenie RE: TuteTibiImperes May 10, 2011 10:51 PM

        It is actually now called the Saigon Paris Bistro http://saigonparisbistro.com and they do not have hot pot on the menu. It is a single (same) owner that is also the chef; you may be able to request hot pot and get it. I sincerely enjoy eating there for either lunch or dinner...the menu is so varied. The location is US 41 (Cleveland Ave) and Big Pine Way which is close to Daniels Prky. Coming south on 41 from Daniels, it will be the second signal and go right.

        You may also want to try the Melting Pot. http://www.meltingpot.com/ft-myers/we... .
        They do fondue and also feature a choice of Court Bouillon, Coq au Vin, Bourguignonne (canola oil), or Mojo seasoned bouillon for their entree cooking styles. They are on McGregor just south of College Parkway. Been there for years. Last time I was there was about 10 years ago; if you go, please be sure and let us know how you fared!

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          Val RE: MartiniGenie May 11, 2011 06:06 AM

          Yes, it's so helpful when folks report back...when it's 90 degrees, I cannot bear the thought of eating pho or hot pot, but each to his/her own and there are other items to order from these places...what I'm REALLY dying for is banh mi but pretty sure Noodle Saigon never offered it on their menu.

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          Noodle Saigon
          13500 Tamiami Trl N Ste 11, Naples, FL 34110

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            AllisonInFL RE: Val May 11, 2011 09:37 AM

            You're probably right about Florida being too hot for that. It was worth a try! Thanks

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            AllisonInFL RE: MartiniGenie May 11, 2011 09:37 AM

            I've never been to the melting pot but I've always wanted to try it. Ill let you know if I do!

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