One of China’s most memorable culinary exports, hot pot soared to new heights when The Dolar Shop opened in The Bravern’s lower level. The beautiful two-story interior features a main dining room and downstairs bar with private rooms, though the wait to get a table can be significant due to its popularity from day one. A substantial menu (think full-length coffee table book with gorgeous photos) offers diners several broth options, including the signature Dolar Shop pork broth, but consider the spicy Sichuan broth for a more authentic hot pot experience.
Each diner gets an individual broth burner, but other menu items are generally shared — platters of thinly sliced beef, an amazing mushroom basket, vegetables, a tower of prawns, and perfectly chewy hand-cut noodles, to name a few. While the broth gets bubbling, a server brings over ingredients for the dipping sauce — a combination of garlic, soy sauce, red Thai chilies, cilantro, and green onions — packed full of luscious bold flavor. At the end of the meal, get ready for the perfect finish, when a server drops off tiny vanilla soft-serve ice cream cones. They are just the right size to quench any chili fires and sweeten a great meal experience.
The Dolar Shop is located at 11020 N.E. 6th St. #90, Bellevue