Friday, October 29, 2010

Chinese Hot Pot

My friend HaoShu and I (see a post below for a link to his books) were invited by another friend for dinner at his house, with his family and a couple others. Dennis lives in a condo and invited us to come early and swim. It was a pretty neat pool, complete with waterfall (have you ever gotten a massage from a waterfall? pretty much the greatest thing ever).

Needless to say, we were pretty famished by the time dinner rolled around. Chinese 'hot pot' (huo guo) is a traditional meal prepared in a single pot. Raw ingredients are selected and people just put in what they want and it boils up. It's usually meat followed by vegetables and noodles, but everyone has their own way of doing it. While the food is cooking, you just sit around and talk and catch up. It was lots of fun! Watch the video above to see how it's done.

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