It's hot pot season. Mr. Lu Japanese Street Food and Restaurant already offer an impressive variety of Asian street food delicacies, but it's their new addition of personal hot pots that locals can't get enough of. This Calgary hot pot joint has a super-secret hot pot menu that's not even out on food delivery websites yet, so you best just go to the restaurant to get your hands on these massive personal hot pots.
For just $14.99, you will be able to feast on a packed pot of broth, protein, vegetables, spices, and sauces.
Narcity spoke to Mr. Lu and got the scoop on the fresh broth flavours that locals have been slurping over the past few weeks.
The broth flavours include Tonkotsu, Hot, Tom Yum, Tomato, Miso, and Creamy, and they're expecting to extend their hot pot options even more. They also hope to have a menu out on food delivery platforms in the next month.
You can also mix-and-match proteins to go with your steaming bowl of broth. Protein such as beef, seafood, pork, lamb, chicken, and a whole lot of veggies will be available for your choosing.
Each hot pot also comes with fish cakes, enoki, brown mushrooms, daikon, Konkani, vermicelli, cabbage, and lettuce.
With a hot pot that runs so deep and hearty, it's time to cancel all your other plans because you're going to be spending the whole day eating.
We are already fortunate enough to have so many amazing hot pot places in our city, but that doesn't mean we can't add another fine establishment to our list.
This restaurant doesn't just specialize in warming our stomachs and our hearts with their hot broths, they also have some pretty delicious street food.
Whether you're in the mood for Japanese-style barbeque or stir-fried udon or curry rice, they've got you covered. And it's all super cheap so you don't have to worry about that wallet.
Their Skipthedishes menu gives you a good taste of the kind of food they're serving up at the restaurant. But of course, you won't find the secret hot pot listing on there.
The winter may be winding down but that doesn't mean that we can't savour the warm broth all year round.
Mr. Lu Japanese Street Food's Personal Hot Pots
Cuisine: Asian fusion
Address: 1800 4 St S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: You can have huge, flavour-packed affordable bowls of hot pot and you don't have to share a single bite.