This Chinese restaurant has been around for a few years, yet it has changed name and style over time. Since late 2014 it is now Liu’s and it’s hotter than ever. Due to its popularity Mama Liu & Sons is no (longer a) place for spontaneous dinner, but rather for lunch: just pop in – no reservations are taken then!
Hot pot, 火锅 (huoguo, is a composition of “fire” + “pot”) in Chinese, is a popular way of boiling raw ingredients at your table. There are also vegetarian versions but the original is with slices of meat with the vegetables. One pot feeds about two people, especially if you order an additional dish with it. And you can choose two different soups to boil your choice in since their hot pots are yin yang shaped. Note that the Hotpots are only served in the evening, after 17:00.
In China, 海底捞 (Haidilao) is probably the most praised hot pot chain, however I think the Liu family can keep up with them. Delicious soup, my favorites: the spicy one and the really tasty beef stock one, but also great dumplings or tofu dishes are waiting for you at Mama Liu’s.
The Hot Pots are just too hot for summer – back on as soon as days start to cool off a bit! 😉 But they have other summer specials to make up for it.