Little Lamb is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue, and is primarily a place where you can order hot pots, or steamboats as most people know them. Having gone to Beijing Dumpling on Lisle St, and only paying £20 for ALL you can eat ingredients, I was slightly 'worried' about potentially being unsatisfied with 5 ingredients per person at £23 (yes, it is still a lot of food, but if given an option, 'greedy' is often the choice).
|The Pot with two broths|
The restaurant is tiny, with only 5 or 6 tables available, and has an a distinct scent which hits you up the nose with spices, and lingers the whole night! Having only being able to pick 5 ingredients each, the decision becomes critical, if not slightly stressful. Each ingredient adds its own flavour to the broth, and together they can make or break the meal. I enjoyed the ordering process much more at Beijing Dumpling - 'if you get it wrong, just order something else!'
|Prawns and Crabs|
The positive aspect was however, the presentation; each ingredient served on a seperate plate.
|Some of the ingredients: salty beef, two types of tofu|
Overall, even though Little Lamb is an established restaurant with a high reputation, on this occasion, it failed to deliver the standard and satisfaction received at other restaurants serving similar Hot Pots.
Here is a link to Beijing Dubling, to see pictures and my 'urbanspoon user review':