Little Sheep Hot Pot（Xiǎoféiyáng, 小肥羊）
Opened in 1999, this Inner Mongolian-style hot pot restaurant has more than 28 branches in Shanghai and a reach that extends around the world (now that it is partly owned by Yum! Brands). This has not at all diminished its popularity back home. The name of the game here is top-quality lamb (the name translates literally to ‘fat little sheep’) and broths made with a whole host of medicinal herbs and spices. A delicious winter warmer, and a buzzy, clean atmosphere.