LaoMa Spicy

58 East 8th Street

The Venue

A Chinese hot-pot and dry-pot specialist, the first Manhattan branch of a chainlet born in the food courts of Flushing, Queens.

The basic procedure is to build your meal from a seemingly endless array of proteins and vegetables, have it stir-fried to order and served in an oversized wooden salad bowl.

The key, though, is the signature chile sauce!

Location, Location, Location