Posted by lemonjelly on:
On top of the cool weather, now we've got rain. Again, this puts me in the mood for hot comforting soup.
This time it's a Chinese hot pot. A sort of broth fondue, if you will. When my mother would do a hot pot, she'd set a large bowl of bubbling simple broth over heat on the table and we'd have piles of raw meat, noodles and vegetables to drop into the broth, then scoop out with little metal mesh spoons and eat. At the end of boiling our goodies, we'd drink the rich flavorful soup.
Mama Lu's hot pot soup came with fillings but we still got a platter of glass noodles, enoki mushrooms, greens and a choice of meat. We picked the pork belly.
It cost about $15, and fed two. They also have a well-stocked $9 buffet if you want to bust your gut, but the hot pot came from the "special" menu and is a treat on a cool drizzly day.
414 N. Milpas