Little Fat Sheep

120 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754


  • Daily 11am-1am
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer/Wine
  • Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
If cumin were as toxic as VX gas, the atmosphere at Little Sheep could be used as a weapon of mass destruction. Little Sheep, a newish restaurant in yet another Monterey Park strip mall, is a specialist in the Mongolian hot pot, which is to say the severely aromatic hot pot of China's extreme north, stocked with more medicinal plants than an herbalist's shop and fairly intensive in lamb, a meat many Chinese people tend to dislike. There are juicy steamed lamb dumplings, lamb fried rice, a sort of crunchy pan-fried lamb bun and lamb chow mein. And the walls are papered with gauzy, room-size photomurals of grazing sheep and giant Mongolian shepherdesses.

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  • Young, Dumb and Full of Cumin
    Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 12 a.m. by Jonathan Gold

    Photo by Anne Fishbein On a cool evening, Little Sheep is fragrant with cumin, drenched with cumin, so cumin-intensive that cumin-flavored water vapor trickles down the inside of the restaurant’s windows and the dining room is...

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