Owner Debbie Chen was a weekly regular at Shabu House before she bought it outright. A Taiwanese hot pot concept with individual hot pots for each patron, choose from eight soup bases such as original pork bone or zesty tomato, then mix and match individual entrees like Taiwanese meatballs, RC Ranch Wagyu ribeye, and mushrooms to build-your-own feast. Custom hot pots in flavors like spicy kimchi and spicy beef are also available at a set price.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.
Owner: Debbie Chen
An attorney by trade, Debbie Chen didn’t have any experience as a restauranteur, but she loved Shabu House and was a restaurant regular, stopping in weekly the restaurant’s fresh meats, vegetables, and individual, 12+hour pork bone marrow hot pot broths. So when presented with the opportunity to buy the restaurant outright, she bit the bullet, taking over the restaurant in August 2019 while pledging a portion of the profits to charity. The restaurant has gone through much hardship since COVID-19 began, losing as much as 90% of its revenue last February due to the xenophobia directed toward Houston’s Chinatown, but has thankfully endured thanks to Chen’s perseverance and determination. Try one of the newly launched Supreme combos, which include protein choices like lamb, Angus beef, seafood combined with a set selection of vegetables and noodles, with your choice of broth.
How to order: Open for dine-in. For takeout, call 832-925-8889.