100 Very Best Restaurants: #97 – Fahrenheit Asian

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A real-estate building feels like an odd destination for Chinese comfort fare, but what the Qin family’s hot-pot shop lacks in decor it makes up for in firework flavors. Start with pork pot stickers or lian pi noodles slicked in chili oil—noted on the whiteboard specials menu—before moving on to bubbling cauldrons set over tabletop burners. We’re hooked on the spicy lamb-and-clams hot pot and the smoldering mapotofu.Inexpensive.

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