Haidilao is a new shabu place that opened in Brea Mall.
They have another location in Arcadia Mall, and that’s a regular hot pot place, not shabu.
Haidilao is famous in China for their VIP service.
This was our second visit to the Brea shabu location.
We were really impressed the first time and came back again after two weeks.
Free appetizers, kimchi and potato salad, was served right after ordering.
Free edamame with Yelp check-in.
There are several types of broth to pick from.
Dr. P got house spicy, and I got the mushroom.
Dr. P didn’t like the house spicy.
He said he rather get the kombu broth and add hot drops.
I enjoyed my mushroom broth though.
Lots of vegetables, cabbage, kale, broccoli, mushroom, carrot and purpler yam.
I love all of the vegetables.
There were also tofu, udon and glass noodle.
On our first visit, we didn’t get any noodle or yam though.
For our protein, we ordered one short rib and one pork to share.
Their meat quality is really good. The portion is generous.
We got a lot of food for $13.
Since the restaurant is new, the waitstaff is very nice but probably needs more experience.
We enjoy the food, and definitely will return again.