Last week, the Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot near UT campus opened. It’s the first chain store in Austin. This was good news for people who love Chinese hot pot. The Little Sheep is the Mongolian-style hot pot, which is famous for its flavorful broth, including ingredients like goji berries, jujubes, and a mix of herbs.
Actually, there are many regional versions of hot pot throughout China due to the variety of broth and the specific meats used. Lamb is a common choice in colder Northern China while fresh seafood like live shrimp, oysters, and squid are used in coastal cities like Guangdong. Chongqing is known for Sichuan peppercorns and other mouth-numbing ingredients.