Friday, November 18, 2011

Family Hot Pot

From the left: Cabbage, green stuff (I can't remember what this was), bok choy, bean sprouts, mushrooms, tofu and a few varieties of fish balls, and beef slices are in the middle. The bok choy and fish balls can be found in Asian supermarkets (produce section and freezer section, respectively). 

We also had pork slices, tilapia, and shrimp, and rice noodles. 

Sauce. The original sauce comes in the metallic can; my stepmom juju'ed it with extra stuff. I have no idea what she put in but it was fantastic, as always. 


Hot pot - family version. I've mentioned hot pot in a previous post - there are a few restaurants in Gwinnett County that offer "mini hot pot," which is basically a single-serve hot pot. Family hot pot is what you see above: lots of ingredients and one big pot with lots of broth. The brown sauce-y stuff is called "barbecue sauce" at the mini hot pot restaurants. My stepmom juju'ed it up with who knows what and it was delicious. My brother recommends eating said sauce with peanut butter and, believe it or not, it tastes super good! I doubt non-Asians have the means to set this up at home, so restaurant hot pot would be the way to go, particular if you're not sure whether you're going to like it. ;o) Be forewarned though: you won't get that much table space at a restaurant.

By the by, I was sick when my family had this for dinner. It was like eating stew!

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