237 Grand Street on Bowery
about $50 for two, without drinks, without tip
We wanted to stay away from Canal Street to celebrate Chinese New Year and Jase suggested that we do hot pot instead of dim sum. Who am I to say no to soup even at 11am?
For about $20, one person can have his own hot pot of either vegetables, seafood, beef or both seafood and beef (“surf n’ turf”) in his choice of broth. The fee includes a bubble tea under $2.75 and a few dollars for gratuity. It’s a lot of food for one person and I prefer the Shabu Tatsu way of sharing one big pot, family style but when it’s cheap, you can’t help but eat.