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    December 3, 2014
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The inspiration behind Mala Tang is Sichuan Master Chef Liu Chaosheng’s hometown of Chengdu. Here you'll find the streets filled with diners sitting at tables gathering around bubbling hot pots, in which dozens of dried chilies bob up and down in an oily red broth. <br /><br />The hot pot itself is a pan that sits on a portable burner, surrounded by an array of small plates piled high with fresh ingredients. Guests select pieces of food and drop them into the broth to cook, and then dip them into delicious sauces. <br /><br />For the main hot pot course, Mala Tang serves a variety of proteins including chicken, lamb, all-natural beef, and fresh seafood; starches such as sweet potato noodles, and a plethora of vegetables ranging from bok choy to lotus roots. Those who are "afraid of the chili heat," as the Chengdu locals jokingly warn incoming travelers, can tone down the mala flavor with a mild version of the cooking broth.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Awesome place for hot pot!
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Dined on 11/26/2014
 2012
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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"I love Mala Tang and every time I go home to visit my family we try and go for hot pot! After living in NYC for 15 years and having some of the best hot pot in Queens, Mala Tang is just as yummy. The only difference that you have individual hot pots as opposed to a large hot pot that you would share with a friend or group. Love that aspect of it.
The night we were there they didn't expect it to be so busy so there was only one chef. Took some time to get our meats and veggies but as usual it was well worth the wait. Great sauce station to make mild, medium or spicy sauces...with scallions and fresh cilantro to boot if that's your thing.
Definitely would give it a try if you have never had hot pot before. They also have other entrees if you do not want hot pot. Great food. Friendly servers. Even the owner was walking around talking to everyone. Great experience as always!"
Dined on 11/26/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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