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New SGV Hot Pot place

Jimbo | Jun 19, 2004 01:11 PM

Went to a new SGV hot pot place. Hot pot is similar to shabu shabu except the dish is divided into two sides with one containing a spicy Sichuan broth and one a mild version. The spicy broth is absolutely spicy.

The name on my CC receipt is "Amrose" though there is not a word of English on the signage, menu, or anywhere else I could see. Even the to-go menus are sans-English. Apparently the name is an archaic form of Chinese that means "Sichuan". However it is old and obscure so younger Chinese people will not be able to figure out the name either.

Anyway straight to the chow-ness. When I was in China hot pot or “haw-gwaw” was one of my favorite meals. This is the best version I’ve had in LA. We had lamb, beef, noodles (best left to last) mushrooms, taro, potatoes, and a variety of other dishes. I like the hot pot style of eating as it allows for conversation and you can pace your self with out the food getting cold. Also your guests can choose mild or spicy without being excluded from any dishes.

Since I went with several Chinese people who ordered I do not know how it would be to try this meal entirely in English.

Amrose
529 East Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776

It’s in a pink shopping center with domes on the roof right next to the Korean soon tofu place. I seem to remember a small sign with a ship on it.

Dinner for five with one beer $59 before tip.

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