Meals notoriously last hours as locals chat, sip beer, and dip morsels of food into a simmering liquid of "hot and spicy" broth.
Hot pot is not be missed. Cumin lamb good too
Awesome hot pot Szechuan style restaurant in Arlington. A little bit far from Clarendon metro but well worth the short walk.
Very fun to cook it all yourself
Great place for single portions of hot pot
A place for Chinese plates
Mung bean noodles
Spicy and have a lot of seasoning
"One of the best parts of living in this current iteration of food obsession is moving past the 'dash-American'...With Mala Tang we learn more Chinese, beyond the Chinese-American beef and broccoli."
Great food and fun. Parking is in the building garage.
Spicy Cold Noodles
Surf and turf hotpot..
Anyone used to authentic Asian food should not eat here.
Cumin chicken is worth the trip.
Make sure you mix the soup with lots of ingredients :-)
You might want to bring someone who knows what they're doing.
Fantastic place for vegetarian and meat eaters perfect hang out with friends and family. Try the enoki mushroom. The sauce bar is amazing selection and all grade of spices.
Great hot pot spot! This place is off the chizz-ain!
"Order the hot pot with mala broth and sort through the long ingredient list for a pick-your-own-(slurping)-adventure." - November 2012 Issue
You cook your own food like melting pot. Food was fresh but I don't like the idea of cooking my own food at a restaurant.
Braised beef noodles on the lunch menu! For $8, you get a giant bowl of succulent chewy noodles in a flavorful hot pot broth flecked with cilantro. The mapo tofu is also the best I've had in the area.
Try Taiwan beer. It's delicious.
Mapo Tofu is spicy with ground pork
Get the enoki mushrooms, water chestnut, and the fishballs. Ohhh yeeaaa
If it's your first time try the Hot Pot Combinations. Once you are comfortable you should order a la carte Hot Pot. But remember...they are big portions! Ask for extra MaLa with your hot pot...
What to get: Hot pot with pork, prawns, green-bean leaves, and wood-ear mushrooms; wood-ear mushrooms with chili oil and cilantro; pork dumplings; dan-dan noodles; scallion pancake.
The MaPs Tofu is the best i've ever had. Red wine beef is also awesome
Make a reservation
So good! And they have sweet potato noodles or my gluten allergic tummy!!!
Get wine marinated beef. Yum! Ask for extra spicy mala tang. Try lamb next.
Make a reservation.
Park on p1. 7-11 open now across the street.
One hot pot for two people is plenty of food.
Love the pork buns and cold spicy shredded beef. Wish they had happy hour on the weekends.
Try the tiger beer. Cheapest and fairly good.
Get the Zhong dumplings!