With a hot pot explosion happening in Allston and plenty of other existing options in Boston’s Chinatown and Cambridge, a Mongolian hot pot restaurant from Beacon Hill has added a second edition in Somerville. Hulun Beir (5 Holland St.) kicked off business in Davis Square last week, serving a mixture of barbecue and hot pot. Its older Boston location is at 326 Cambridge St. in Boston.
The hot pot portion of the menu includes a choice of up to three broths from a variety of option, plus a wide selection of meats, seafoods, vegetables, and tofu. Other offerings range from scallion pancakes to dumplings and salads, as well as noodles, meat pies, and fried mini buns.
In a fashion most often seen at amusement parks, Hulun Beir offers dipping sauces priced by age and size: seniors over 60 years old and children under three feet tall get their dipping sauce for free, and it’s a dollar for children aged three or four, or $1.50 for anyone over four feet tall (that is, except the seniors).
Hulu Beir operates seven days a week in Somerville, just like its Beacon Hill location, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Another location also operates in Pasadena, California. Its website has also long indicated a forthcoming Malden location (with no specific address listed), but that has not yet materialized.
• Hulun Beir Coverage on Eater [EBOS]