For BC’s birthday dinner, our friends and I went to Little Sheep Mongolian Hotpot in Burnaby. They’re an All You Can Eat hotpot chain with many locations across the US and Canada. At around $20 per person, they’re pretty fairly priced.
I’m not in the Burnaby area often so I’m not sure how long Little Sheep Mongolian Hotpot has been around – judging by their widespread use of induction cooktops though, I would say they’re fairly new.
They have a pretty good selection of food to choose from.
As with nearly all AYCE and regular hotpot restaurants, (although the regular variety is pretty rare around here now) we start with selecting the broth. My Cantonese isn’t very good so usually my friends will order everything – I think we had the Chef Special Original Broth and the Chef Spicy Broth.
At Little Lamb Mongolian Hotpot, they have a trolly with a bunch of sauces – you are supposed to grab a bowl from the tray and then mix your own dipping sauce. It was pretty messy, people were cutting the “line”, and we had to wait a while to get new bowls as they ran out. It wasn’t a great experience, but the sauces are a necessity when it comes to AYCE hotpot!
As usual, our AYCE hotpot experiences heavily involve stuffing our faces with tones of meat. This was only 1/4 of our first order. The food arrives pretty quickly here and the quality of the food is good. Everything is pretty standard and nothing really stood out.
Would I come back to Little Sheep? Maybe, if we had to choose somewhere to eat around the area with a big group. Nothing really special or unique, but the food was good and the price was alright.