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Friday, November 09, 2007

Monland Hot Pot City - San Gabriel

Since we had so much fun catching up at Messob Ethiopian Restaurant, my friend, E(L), and I met up again at Monland Hot Pot City. The atmosphere can best be summed up with Kirk of Mmm-yoso's phrase - "San Gabriel sticky."
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There's a basic charge of $3.50 per person for white or red (spicy) broths. Both come with Chinese herbs. There's also a mushroom option for vegetarians.
Monland Hot Pot City - San Gabriel 2
We ordered two plates of thinly sliced beef, spinach, vermicelli noodles, napa cabbage, and tripe.
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Vermicelli noodles.
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The sauces.
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And we also ordered a plate of dumplings.
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What can I say about hot pot? Dip and eat. The sauces were decent. The broth was awfully oily. The atmosphere was nothing to speak of. The total cost was a little more than $30 for what we ordered. I prefer the variety of broths, larger portions, and better prices at Jazz Cat Cafe - Alhambra. (Too bad that location doesn't offer it anymore.) Other hot pot and shabu shabu restaurants: Cocary Shabu Shabu BBQ - Monterey Park Happy Sheep Cafe - Rowland Heights Happy Sheep Cafe Shabu & Grill - San Gabriel Jazz Cat Restaurant - San Gabriel Shin-Sen-Gumi Yakitori-Shabu Shabu - Monterey Park Monland Hot Pot City 251 W. Bencamp St. San Gabriel, CA 91776 626-289-4889


  1. I've never seen a hot pot restaurant! Interesting!

  2. Yes, that broth does look AWFULLY oily! The pretty much only place I've been to for hot pot is Jazz Cat and then Little Fat Sheep. Haven't done it anywhere else as it's easy to do at home too.

    BTW, it looks like the Jazz Cat in San Gabriel is open. They did have their grand opening sign up but no customers...

  3. SBR&R,
    You haven't? You should try eating hot pot some time. It's quite the communal experience.

    I thought this was much oilier than Little Fat Sheep. Customers have definitely been gravitating to the new Jazz Cat. It's busy all the time now. I finally blogged it!


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