Friday, January 28, 2011

Flashback Friday: Chinese Hot Pot

Today's flashback takes us back to China! Over Christmas break Jon's family took us all out to eat a very traditional Chinese meal, hot pot. I have explained the meal below using the pictures I took while we were at the restaurant.

This is a Chinese Hot Pot. The outer ring is a very spicy soup and the inner most container is a non-spicy soup.

We all got up from the table to go look for the raw ingredients that we wanted to cook in our hot pot.

They had brains. I do not know what kind of brains these are, but we did not eat these.

Whole fish...gross. We did not eat this either.

There were four different displays filled with different meat and veggie choices. The men behind the counter were in charge of preparing everything.

Three trays was what we started with! We ate a lot that night and just kept going back for more. Look at all that yummy food!

Next, you add the raw meat and veggies to the soup. The soup is on a gas stove so it is boiling. It cooks the food. After it is finished cooking you get what you want out with a spoon or your chopsticks. 

Jon and I love hot pot! We have this for dinner even in the U.S!

We all had a lot of fun!

Michelle is going to demonstrate the final step. After you pull out the cooked food, you put it in a bowl with soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and garlic. You love let the food cool off and then eat it!

See, some people dig their food out with chopsticks and other people, like me, use the spoon.

It was great! As you can see there really isn't anything left, because it is all in our bellies!

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2 comments:

*~Sarah Lynn~* said...

I've never had hot pot, but it sure looks good. :)

Stephanie said...

That looks really cool, but I would definitely skip the brains too! LOL Blech.

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