This restaurant is an absolute favourite on my list because of its quality of food and the prompt service. I'll have to admit that at first, their hospitality was not quite up to par as I'd hoped it would be, but the workers proved to still be efficient, hard working and attentive. During the next few visits, they greatly warmed up to our familiar faces and have since been very accomodating as well as much more cheerful in our presence. They frequently refill your soup base with chicken broth; a world of a difference for your tastebuds as opposed to plain, hot water . Mashed garlic, cilantro, jalapenos, green onions, satay sauce, sesame sauce, and soy sauce are standard add-ons, something other places charge extra for.
I've never had such scrumptious, fresh rolled, balls (of all flavours) from anywhere like this, ever! The KEY word to all the ingredients in this tasty meal is FRESH! Fresh from the vegetables, to the meat, to the noodles, to the balls, and all of the above. I highly recommend ordering the "Special Beef" slices -- expensive and mouth watering! Nothing compares...please, take my word, as a meat lover myself!
I also must applaud their selection of appetizing soup bases. It does cost a little extra for 2 soups but well worth it. My fiancee and I enjoy a balance of flavours, so we usually order the Satay/Mushroom soups or the Tom Yum/Mushrooms soup bases. The Tom Yum base balances the harmony of Salty/Sour/Spicy flavours into one savory experience, and the Mushroom soup is the lighter, more earthy counterpart. Their plum juice is also quite pleasant -- light and thirst quenching.
Becuase of their profound success, the restaurant requires reservations in advance. For food lovers and especially hot pot lovers, Chubby Lamb is the ultimate food experience for your starved stomach. Fresh food, great service, superb value, and incredible soups is this restaurant's recipe for repeat customers....and I'm definitely one of them!