This shabu-shabu place has been around for quite some time now. I was interested, but when I went to their Gajah Mada location, I found out it was a smoking restaurant so we didn’t try it until last December when I saw that they have opened a new branch in Ozone Mall in Pantai Indah Kapuk, one floor above Song Fa Bakut Teh. I’m hoping that this new place has a better smoking policy and I’m right as it is a non-smoking restaurant. Yess!!!
As implied by its namesake, Little Sheep Shabu-Shabu is a Chinese/Mongolian shabu-shabu place that serves lamb/mutton as their main hot pot ingredient along with other protein like chicken / beef. They have two options to choose from. You can go with ‘all you can eat’ that costs 198K++ or ‘a la carte’ and picks only what you want to eat. Our stomach are no longer large enough for AYCE, so we opted for ‘a la carte’ and ordered the selected lamb platter 118K, shrimp ball 52K, mutton wonton 40K, assorted vegetable platter 52K, fresh seaweed 39K and raw dao xiao mian 39K with original and spicy broth 68K.
I always love spicy broth or better known as ma la tang, but as SC can’t stand spicy food, the option of ‘half and half’ broth is suitable for us. The original broth is quite tasty, as they put in lots of garlic and Chinese herbs. I think the spicy broth uses the same soup base with the addition of chili oil and lots of dried chilli peppers. It tasted good too, spicy but not too much as I can still taste the broth flavor. The lamb platter we ordered turned out to be so large we can hardly clear the plate. It tasted good though, just a quick simmer in the boiling broth was enough. Their mutton wonton also tasted good, the smell of the mutton was not too overpowering so it is still enjoyable. The hand cut raw noodle were a bit too thick and the fresh seaweed tasted weird, I think I’ll not ordering those anymore.
The next week, we returned with SC’s family. This time we ordered the cooling soup and original soup broth. They put a lot of cardamon in the cooling soup. I prefer the original one, but my in-laws really like the cooling broth. Aside from the usual lamb, vegetable and meatball platters, we also ordered the lamb satay 13K/pcs and scallion pancake which both tasted delicious.
We enjoyed our time at Little Sheep Shabu-Shabu so I think I’ll be back here whenever I crave for lamb hot pot with chinese herbal broth.
Little Sheep Hot Pot Mongolian Restaurant
Ozone Mall 2nd Floor
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Phone +62(21) 29673675
Operating hours Mon-Sun 11AM-10PM