|Beef and Lamb to add|
to the soup
|Selection of Seafood, noodles, Tofu and Mushrooms for|
Hot Pot Soup
|Double Boiler, Spicy towards the botom|
Our party included a couple of kids, so we made sure to have plain white fish, tofu, and beef/lamb, along with thick udon noodles. We also got mixed seafood (mussels, squid, etc) and several types of mushrooms, spinach and other veggies. If you've not done this before, it takes a bit of patience. The thinly sliced beef/lamb cooks quickly, the seafood takes a bit longer, and the pieces of the huge mushrooms take quite a bit of time. Although Little Sheep Bellaire Blvd has an WONDERFUL sauce bar where you can load up on all kinds of sauces from soy, to Srirachi, to prepared mustard, to cilantro, it really isn't needed if you go with the spicy stock, as it is LOADED with chopped red Thai chile peppers, green onion slices, and garlic cloves. The meat and veggies get infused with those flavours and its wonderufl for those of us who like the spicy/savoury combination.
|Sauce Bar at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot Sharpstown|
What stood out for me a lot was the very astute Western-style service. The staff was VERY courteous, they made proper callbacks for restocking the cooking bowl, water, tea and so forth. They made a few adjustments along the way to our party's needs, with a smile. And they were not aggressive with beverage service. Overall this was a real treat, and would stand out in comparison to other Hot Pot service. As a fan of Hot Pot who is used to Asian Style Service (formal, more standoffish, not overly friendly as that is considered rude in Asian culture to act too "buddy-buddy" to those whom you're waiting on, it is a change, but when you have good meat, good veggies, and seasonings, either style service is fine as far as I'm concerned. For those who've not done hot pot or balk at going to Chinatown restaurants because of Asian style service, you would be happy with this particular setup.
Selection of Meats/Veggies: A
Stock and Sauces: A+
Dining Room: A
Men's Room: B- (Some water on the sink, needed attending: Toilets OK)
Atmosphere: Modern Asian, with Mongolian style decorations--A
Overall Grade: A-
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Put Sharpstown is located at:
8488 Bellaire Blvd (In Between Mary Bates and Gessner Rd)
Houston, TX 77036
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm
Fri, Sat: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm
Sun: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm
And remember to Eat Happy, Y'all!!!