I felt like a little kid again last night, as we went to Little Q Hot Pot in Quincy last night and proceeded to make a total mess of our table, our clothes, the window next to the table, the people sitting across from us, etc. But it was worth it, as the food was really, really tasty.
We did a combo, with spicy broth in one side of the pot and herbal broth in the other. We had rib eye and chicken for our meats, clear cellophane noodles, and the assorted veggie platter. The spicy broth was tastier than the herbal, IMO, but it continued to get more and more spicy as it continued to boil, making it almost too hot by the end of the meal. The rib eye was very flavorful, though the slices were a bit too fatty for my liking. The chicken was sliced as thin as the rib eye, and there was no waste at all. As for the veggies, I thought that the watercress really helped on the herbal broth side, giving it some extra flavor and texture.
But wow, what a mess. By the time we were done eating, the area around us looked like day 4 of Woodstock, with splattered liquid and pieces of food everywhere. I kind of hid my face as the server came over at the end, but she didn't seem shocked at the carnage.
What a great place....I'm hoping that they find a place to move when the Burgin Parkway comes crashing into Quincy Center over the next couple of years. Perhaps North Quincy might be a good spot for them?