Mala Tang

Mala Tang, 3434 Washington Boulevard, Arlington

About Mala Tang
Mala Tang
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Average Price: $30 and under
Cuisine: Asian
Dress Code: Casual Dress
v 1.1 miles from Arlington center (as shown on map)
The inspiration behind Mala Tang is the street food of Chengdu.. Here you'll find the streets filled with diners sitting at tables gathering around bubbling hot pots, in which dozens of dried chilies bob up and down in an oily red broth.

The hot pot itself is a pan that sits on a portable burner, surrounded by an array of small plates piled high with fresh ingredients. Guests select pieces of food and drop them into the broth to cook, and then dip them into delicious sauces.

For the main hot pot course, Mala Tang serves a variety of proteins including chicken, lamb, all-natural beef, and fresh seafood; starches such as sweet potato noodles, and a plethora of vegetables ranging from bok choy to lotus roots. Those who are "afraid of the chili heat," as the Chengdu locals jokingly warn incoming travelers, can tone down the mala flavor with a mild version of the cooking broth.

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Mala Tang is #258 of 889 things to do in Arlington

2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: iVizz, Munich, Germany
Sun 9 Feb, 2020
l The Mala broth was just about ok, but the biggest disappointment was the meat cut quality. Refilling the broth meant just adding the almost empty container with ?water? when you asked for more broth...

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2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: intrepid_traveller27, Raleigh, North Carolina
Fri 5 Jul, 2019
l I ordered takeout from here: I got the juicy pork buns, Zhong's pork dumplings, spicy Sichuan pork wontons, and DanDan noodles. First off the pork dumplings and the pork wontons were the exact same...

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1 of 5 stars1 out of 5
By: jeremyraybrown, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Sun 7 Apr, 2019
l We were ignored at the front door for a significant period of time while the hostesses complained about being busy. They are unprofessional. Customers after customer asked where their food was, can...

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Mala Tang 3434 Washington Boulevard, Arlington