A couple of weeks ago on a fairly cold night (not recently) we wanted a Cantonese (Hong Kong) style hot pot. We selected Joy Luck in San Mateo since I had spotted a sign that they served hot pots.
There was a large selection stocks over 15 in all, we selected the winter melon broth. A nice ring of raw winter melon was placed in the shallow cooking pot.
We order a sliced fish (black bass that night), range chicken, live spot shrimp, house-made dice fish balls, house-made shrimp balls, slice pork kidney, thinly sliced beef and lamb. Also there were a nice mixed of fresh vegetables ordered lettuce and Napa cabbage.
Everything was fresh and well done. But the best part of the meal was cutting up the ring of winter melon and enjoying the soup.
Cost for three was less than a $90 including a nice tip.
The next time when the temperature cools I want the congee as the soup base.
88 4th Street
At the corner of 4th and San Mateo Ave
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