In our quest to eat our way around the world, starting here in the Bay Area, and then go there to compare and contrast, our next stop is Ulan Bator.
We were down at Ranch 99 (Milpitas) last weekend, and saw the Hot Pot City (is that right?) place over on the right side of the complex.
I've searched as best I can on this new search engine (am I the only one who is not happy with how the searches come out?), and have not found any info on it.
So a two-part question:
1. Has anyone been to Hot Pot City and how is it? I am looking for spicy Mongolian Hot Pot, from what I have read.
2. Where are the best Mongolian Hot Pot places in the Bay Area? I will drive there on the quest, so anywhere is OK, North Bay preferred (but not expected). I've read a number of reviews, and it sounds like there is no clear winner.
And a small offering of review - the pearl tea outlet in Ranch 99 Milpitas has the best pearl tea of several different places I've tried. Definitely better than Quickly (we've tried three different ones) though without the cool techno and para-para dance music.