The weather's getting cold these days,
It's time for SNOWBOARD!!!!!!!!
It's also the time for some hot pots!!!!!!!
(I'm only that excited when it comes to snowboard and food...)
Monland Hot Pot City's Menu-
They have three different bases for hot pot:
Natural (white), hot (red), and wild mushroom.
There's also a charge of $3.50 per person for those bases.
$3.50 sounds reasonable,
So you've picked the bases you want,
Then the next thing is to pick which ever ingredients you like for the pot.
Some of the selections including (the normal stuff):
Pork, beef, lamb, cabbage, mushrooms, dumplings
Not so normal stuff for most of the ethnicity besides Asians:
Intestine, pork blood, periwinkle meat, and black fungus.
Sounds delicious to you?
Inside the restaurant-
My half red and half white hot pot bases-
Monland uses a lot of Chinese medicinal herbs for their bases,
You can see things like medlar, jujube, garlic, dried chilies, and ginseng in the soup.
The longer you have the soup on the stove, the spicier it gets.
What I ordered-
I did ordered some "not so normal" stuff to go along with my pot,
See if your eyes are good enough to spot them out,
Give you a hint,
There's one plate with orange colored stuff on the right next to the noodles and vegetables,
Can you tell what is that?
The food is not bad, but it didn't really meet my expectation.
I remember I had something similar in Rowland Heights and it tastes better than Monland.
The service wasn't that great either,
My friend and I waited so long when we asked for bowls and napkins.
Plus I was kind of uneasy eating the food at my own paste,
How can you eat peacefully when there are like 10 people standing behind you with hungry stomach....
Overall Rating: 5
Monland Hot Pot City 蒙羊火鍋城
251 West Bencamp Street
San Gabriel, CA 91776