Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, web site, Eden Center, 6799 Wilson Blvd., #10, Falls Church, VA, 571-405-6947 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Ylp]
When I go to a new hot pot place, I typically feel it’s going to be a bit more of the same. But this one I enjoyed more than expected. It has a broader selection than most hot pot places and the vegetables are clearly above average. The key to eating well here, in my view, is to opt for the spiciest hot pot broth. You see, they don’t have the typical sauces readily available (though you can pay and beg for them). But if you dip your items into the spiciest broth they offer, the spices come through strongly enough and you don’t need an additional dipping sauce. Note that this place gets crowded and a reservation is probably needed. The service is also a bit uneven, though friendly. Overall this is a plus for the area, worth having in the repertoire. It, along with the newish Thai and Korean places in Eden Center, shows the shopping mall has made a big comeback as an outlet for restaurant innovation and not just a large number of Vietnamese places.