Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot ( $11.95 lunch special + Pokemon Go ramblings)

I was over Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot as the food started to taste the same with each visit. Not that this is a bad thing as consistency is a great trait but the soup base started to taste monotonous. Plus, the lunch special price was no longer $9.95. Sis wanted to treat V and her son for lunch. We know the two of them like Little Sheep. It had been awhile since all of us had a meal together so we decided on an adventure to Little Sheep.

Why an adventure you ask. Well, because my sister is a freak and wanted to collect more Pokemon Go crap. I don’t even know how that works. I just know terms like fuel stop, gym fights, pokemon balls, picachu. She refuses to buy more balls to feed or fight the creatures (or whatever) so she has to do pit stops (or whatever) to search for more balls. Cheapness never hurt so much.

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$11.95 LUNCH SPECIAL
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PLACE SETTING
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POKEMON GO

This is where her nerdness started to kick in. She was showing me how to track balls or something.

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I kept yelling at her to put away the phone so we can eat. But she’d yell back and say ‘ok ok but LOOK at this (forgot the name of the creature) – like, isn’t he SOOOO cute?!!!’

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1/2 AND 1/2
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SEAWEED SALAD

We really love the garlicky cold seaweed salad here at Little Sheep. It’s not cheap at $4 bucks but it’s worth it.

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BEEF LUNCH SPECIAL
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BEEF

You can pay $1 more for rib eye beef but I choose the standard beef. There’s not as much marbling which you could taste (and regret not upgrading) when you dip it in the broth.

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VEGGIES, MEATBALLS WITH LUNCH SPECIALS

The specials come with vegetables, beef ball, fish ball, pork ball, tofu, imitation crab, noodles, enoki, one shitake, potato, and daikon. No more dong gua where I can use Lifu as a supermodel.

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PORK LUNCH SPECIAL
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PORK

Sis and V ordered the pork belly. The pork was a better option than the beef.

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I throw everything in the pot except the noodles and meat.

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Our table was full with the lunch specials!

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I gave my noodles to V’s son as he just loves them so much. The noodles are fresh and drinks up the broth so beautifully. I mean, look at what sis thought about how delicious the noodles were…

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Yeah. The ENTIRE time.

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CHILI OIL

Make sure to ask for this chili oil.

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Sis and V don’t understand how I can eat things this way.

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We were all impressed with how V prepared her noodles. It looked like a stir fry. She would take the cooked noodles from the soup, put them on a plate, then mix in some meat and veggies (without the broth).

Service was nice and our pot was refilled with warm broth when requested. The restaurant is nicely air conditioned so eating hot pot on a humid day wasn’t an issue for us. The lunch special has gone up since their $9.95 glory days (for lunch) but you still get a nice sized portion to satisfy your belly until dinner time.

LITTLE SHEEP MONGOLIAN HOT POT
4718 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 274-2040

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Of course sis made me drive around the plaza looking for more pokomon. We’ve seen this Diane store  before and just noticed the ‘We Accept EBT’ sign.

Sis: ‘what does EBT stand for’
me: ‘ I don’t know. Maybe it’s government assistance?’
Sis: ‘ They GIVVVVE government assistant to buy liquor????’
me (looking at the full name of the store): ‘oh. ‘

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She thought she saw a pokemon at Starbucks. She bought me an iced coffee for being wrong.

V and sis wanted to visit 85c afterwards.

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CHOCO BREAD

This choco bread, when still warm, was DELICIOUS. It had oozy dark chocolate in the center.

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COFFEE BUTTER

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Ok I made a mistake of picking this one. It had an artificial coffee taste to it and was overall strange to us.

We had a great afternoon. I’m leaving soon for a trip so sis and V have been helping me. V often gives me advice on outfits and is brutally honest. I tried on what I thought was a pretty black turtleneck dress. Her remark: “ok, don’t get mad ok?…you look like a sushi handroll”.

A sushi HANDROLL.

The handles have been falling off one of my doors. I’ve been too cheap and lazy to do anything but it’s been difficult getting in and out. Take a look at V’s genius fix:

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Yeah. I was mortified until I realized the tape worked. She did the same on the opposite side too. I didn’t even know I had duct tape.

Lastly, even though I make fun of sis, she does care about me and recently gave me a fig tree (that she didn’t want). It finally bloomed.

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My very first home grown fig.

I don’t eat figs but tried this one that was bursting. It tasted like a big fat blueberry (which I liked). So hopefully there are more to come.

Happy Friday –

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot ( $11.95 lunch special + Pokemon Go ramblings)”

  1. That fig reminds me that my friend’s guava tree has green guava on it. 🙂 That’s cute your sis is addicted to Pokemon Go! My kid was all excited while we were on vacation in SF as she caught tons of Pokemon not in LA or San Diego. There were tons of shops in the tourist areas that had Pokemon lures and stops. She’s excited she’s going to New York in a few days as there are suppose to be lots there too.

    Nice tape job on the door! You can probably fix it by using larger screws in the door…

    1. The fig was so soft! I went to Whole Foods over the weekend and saw like 4 different fig varieties. I think the one sis gave me is called turkey figs? I think I’m TOTALLY saying that wrong.

      That’s fun that your daughter loves Pokemon Go. I bet you help her track down all the Pokemon stuff like sis does for her kids too.

      The tape job worked for one side but is totally peeling off the other side. Bummer.

  2. Hi Faye, EBT can’t be used to buy liquor. The shop probably sells additional food items like milk cartons and the occasional canned food. I’ve been in there before to get a money order and didn’t look around, but stores like that tend to have a lot more than just booze and cigarettes.

    As for 85C, I didn’t know they had those lemon cakes. Time for a trip back. 🙂

    1. Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for the heads up about EBT. We assumed they only sold Liquor there for some reason.

      85c seemed to have a few more items so it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area (don’t forget they opened a new one in Mira Mesa too!) –

  3. my cousins also play and I ended up driving them around a little bit in downtown after comicon. luckily I’m still free from this time sucking game. I still haven’t been to hot pot in a long time but it isn’t cold yet. I’ll eventually wander over for some warm soup! have a great trip faye!

    1. Oh that’s awesome you were their chauffeur during comic con! I wouldn’t know how to drive in downtown during all that madness.

      It’s not terribly bad having hot pot here since the a/c really helps control the temp and humidity.

      I hope to have a nice trip and share it on the blog (time permitting) 🙂

  4. The pic of your sister’s arms reminded me of the time you called her a “soy sauce baby”.

    I don’t get this whole Pokemon craze thing either. I downloaded the app once and ended up deleting it the same day. My mom kind of got into playing.

    The Coffee Butter bread looks like something I’d end up grabbing too. But glad you mentioned how it tastes.

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