The early intell is skimpy, but Chinatown is about to get a restaurant that not only offers Chinese hot pot and Korean tabletop barbecue, you'll be able to do it at the same table.

Nine Ting's opening at 926 Race St. is penciled in for late March.

Appears that cook-your-own has become a thing, what with the shabu-shabu shops Simply Shabu on Cherry Street and Hippot Shabu Shabu on Arch. (Oh, and be advised that Miga - the Korean cook-your-own that was displaced from its home on 15th Street south of Walnut a couple of years ago - has resurfaced at CityView, 2001 Hamilton St. I'll have more on that reincarnation next week.)

Alas, the Philly location of Melting Pot, the granddaddy of 'em all, will close this summer.