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Best Place to Eat a Meter of Meat: Noodle & Hot Pot

Best Place to Eat a Meter of Meat

How long is a meter? One of the great flaws of forgoing the metric system in America is not understanding how much meat is coming to your table when you sit down at Noodle & Hot Pot in Mason. Opened in 2018 by Yuke Qiu and Jennifer Niu, hot pot is a traditional Chinese dining method where everyone cooks their food in a boiling pot of soup at the center of the table, kind of like fondue. The restaurant offers seven different broths: nine boxes spicy, spicy, bone, wild mushroom, tomato, tom yum and curry and you can divide your pot into two or three different compartments to try different options (great for vegetarians and meat-eaters dining together). After you pick your broth, you pick stuff to go into the broth. The meter of premium beef and lamb are served on a long platter and other ingredients — both authentic and for those less adventurous — include pork intestine, crab stick, potato pasta, lotus root, winter melon, enoki mushrooms (tons of mushrooms, really), tofu and pages more. They also have a hot pot buffet special on Wednesdays and Thursdays and now serve beer and wine. Also, reminder that spicy here is very spicy. Noodle & Hot Pot, 4750 Fields Ertel Road, Mason, facebook.com/hotpotohio.