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Thursday
Dec162004

Hot Pot

Mike is really into hot pot. I'm not the biggest fan, but Mike was craving it. There's some hot pot place in Beijing that he loves and misses. So he decided to buy a hot pot online and do it at home.

spicy hot pot We got a lot of good ingredients over at Super 88: sliced beef, lamb, beef balls, fish balls, noodles, mushrooms, veggies. Everything's been thrown in there. We had a little more trouble finding a good soup base to use. We wanted something spicy. The stuff we found was okay, but not exactly what we were looking for. We also had some trouble finding the right dipping sauce. With normal hot pot you can just go with the egg/soy sauce/chili combo, but for spicy hot pot Mike insists on this sesame-type dipping sauce. We'll keep looking though. Still, it turned out pretty good, and it was a great value for money.

Reader Comments (4)

Do you happen to know how much a hot pot costs?
Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 11:54AM | Unregistered CommenterThe Deputy
Ours cost 30 something bucks online.
Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 8:02AM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Che
Can you tell me where you got your crockpot from? Just moved back from Chengdu and miss huoguo like crazy!
Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 12:20PM | Unregistered CommenterBx
Not sure... Mike bought it. Maybe Amazon?
Monday, November 7, 2005 at 11:04PM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Che

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