Had lunch at Kuo Bee Pen Da in Shanghai and thought the Hot Pot was amazing. For those unfamiliar with Hot Pot, it is a cook it yourself type of dining. We ordered the curry base which was brought to our table in a large wok. The waitress lit the burner in the center of the table and we waited while the soup base got boiling hot. We ordered the lamb and some dumplings to cook in this amazing soup. Once the soup came to a boil, we added the lamb and the dumplings. The broth was tasty on its own, but we loved the lamb and dumplings as they took on some of the curry flavor. There are other soup bases you can order as well as different meats, vegetables and noodles that you can cook tableside. During our 10 day trip to China, this meal stands out as the one we will remember the most.
Given addresses are a bit of a challenge in Shanghai, this restaurant is located across the street from the Hilton in the Jing An section of town.
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