Whenever I ate hot pot, lamb hardly ever appeared in my order due to its strong smell. But dining at Little Sheep (Xiao Fei Yang) has changed my perspective.
The finely sliced marbled lamb was tender, fresh and flavourful after being dipped into the signature Mongolian-style broth a few times—and believe me, there is little trace of the usual overwhelming lamb smell!
To my bemusement, a staff member told me metaphorically in Chinese that the lambs were raised in “luxurious homes”(豪宅). But the fact that they were culled from flocks in New Zealand at six months old is proof of their quality.
What Is So Special About Little Sheep?
A new franchise restaurant under No Signboard Holdings, Little Sheep Hotpot opened its first Singapore outlet at One Fullerton last month.
Originated from Inner Mongolia in China, Little Sheep has become increasingly popular among hot pot lovers in the United States, Canada and Japan.
What sets Little Sheep apart from other restaurants is its Mongolian-style hot pot broth.
Unlike most of the Szechuan-style hot pot restaurants in Singapore featuring a fiery red, Mala soup base that is literally spicy and numbing, Little Sheep’s Mongolian-style hot pot broth is cooked with beef bones and Kampong chicken. Garnished with goji berries, jujubes, black cardamom, ginseng and herbs, you can actually drink it like hearty soup.
Recommendation: Order the half and half soup base to enjoy the goodness of both the spicy and the aromatic original broth; and rest assured that even the spicy half won’t numb your lips like crazy.
What to Order
Lamb, of course! It won’t be Mongolian-style hot pot without tasty lamb slices.
For true-blue lamb lovers, get a Three-tier Signature Lamb Platter (S$36) and the chunky Signature Lamb Kebab (S$8) to spoil your taste buds!
Craving for some beefy satisfaction as well? Little Sheep’s Best Seller Lamb Rolls and Beef Platter (S$45) doubles your happiness in terms of a carnivorous experience.
Have you ever tried eating frog legs hot pot style? If you haven’t, you can now indulge in this unique experience at Little Sheep (S$15).
A Secret Dipping Sauce Recipe
Fretting that you can never make a great-tasting dipping sauce? We’ve got you covered.
A very helpful staff member at Little Sheep shared with us the secret recipe:
Sesame dressing mixed with sugar, sesame, oyster sauce, soya sauce and vinegar, and garnished with coriander and chopped green onions.
Or even easier, you could just ask their friendly staff to help you make one.
How to Get There
Address: One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd, #01-05, 049213
Phone: 6222 9959
Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place Exit H
Carpark: One Fullerton in the Basement of The Fullerton Heritage