Fall is here - time for hot pot!!
This is the only place I can always count on to have a good hot pot experience with its good food and quick and friendly service. Its Shabu Shabu, so everyone has their own little pot so no need to pass this and that plate of whatever around with communal chopsticks.
You order your meat of choice and it comes with a plate of veggies with prawn in it, and then you choose between udon, rice, or vermicelli, a drink (plum juice or fruit punch), and a choice of chocolate or vanilla ice-cream at the end. (They used to have slush for drink and also strawberry frozen yogurt but I haven't found out what happened to those).
You can also add sides to it, like shrimp balls, pork blood, more taro, etc for $2 or $3/each.
Even though I'm the type that can pig out at an all-you-can-eat and out eat my friends, this is way more satisfying. Lamb Pot is what I normally order and at $13.95 its very good value and quite filling with the vegetables they give, but I usually add a couple of sides to it like meat and pork blood.
The inside is like a typical taiwanese restaurant. There are 6 or so tables good for parties of 4 and then the bar that's good for about 30 people that wraps around the aisle where the waitresses walks to serve everyone.
Now that winter is here, be sure to make reservations or you'll be watching people eating for an hour before they can seat you!! If you see the windows steamed up then that means you got there too late!!
PS - You can tell a lot about someone across the room by the way they eat their ice-cream.