Recently, we were craving some authentic Asian food, which usually means driving up North. Exploring options, Malatang Taiwanese hot pot caught our eye so we headed to Yin Tang in Carrollton. Going in blindly we had no idea we were walking into a make-your-own situation, and it ended up being a welcome surprise, and delish meal!
Updated January 2022
Sometimes you just want to choose exactly what you want in your meal (anyone out there the type of person who substitutes out half the dish?!). Yin Tang is a franchise with many spots in California. There’s two in DFW - in Plano and Carrollton, but from reviews online, it seems like Carrollton is the way to go!
HOW IT WORKS
Walk in to find a really clean, modern restaurant in a fast casual setting. Grab a big bowl and tongs and start making decisions! There’s dozens of items to place in your bowl, which eventually becomes your hot pot. Start at the lettuce and vegetables, add your noodles and the move to a wide selection of tofu and meats.
You then weigh your bowl, which is how it’s priced, and you select dry or wet (with broth is the most common).
SIT DOWN AND ENJOY
Find your table and wait for your bowl to be prepared! It is meant to be shared…it’s a huge dish (think ramen on steroids) but that doesn’t stop people from wanting to have fun and make their own, and taking home leftovers!
WHERE ELSE TO FIND QUALITY HOT POT
If you love hot pot, beyond this DIY spot, some other great options include:
Happy Lamb Hot Pot / Grand Prairie, Plano
Sichuan Folk & Hot Pot Restaurant / Plano
Shabro Hot Pot shabu shabu / Carrollton
Squares Hot Pot / Plano