Pity the poor soul who arrives at DongLaiShun alone. This hot pot chain out of Beijing has a festive, high-energy appeal and from its mood to sheer quantity, it’s best enjoyed with a group.
Select from the various soup bases, pick your proteins and vegetables and then sit around the steaming cauldrons as servers guide you on this steaming-hot ride. Lamb is the signature protein—there’s even a chef slicing away at a station in the back—but handmade beef meatballs are popular too. The sauces, including the sweet and creamy sesame or the hot chili oil, up the ante. Large plates of meaty shiitake mushrooms, napa cabbage and noodles arrive last but leave a lasting impression.
Fret not about waste; the servers will gladly package it for later.- Les inspecteurs du guide MICHELIN