Hot Pot

With the approaching autumn, Irene and I decided to have our first hot pot night of the cold season.

Hot Pot is a tradition in both of our families, with everyone cooking fresh meats, vegetables, noodles, fish cakes, and an assortment of other wonderful things over a steaming “hot pot” of broth in the center of the table while eating, sharing a good time together.

While you can find hot pot anytime of the year, it’s especially common during the winter months. Here’s some fish cake.

This is Irene and my first hot pot together as a new family. Here’s some bok choy and napa cabbage.

Here are some marinated chicken and pork. The eggs are for the dipping sauce made of satay, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, and raw eggs.

An assortment of fish, shrimp, squid, crab, and beef meat balls:

An assortment of three different kinds of mushrooms:

These are my favorite!

Of course, then there’s the tofu.

Irene mixing her own concoction of hot pot dipping sauce.

Irene and I in our kitchen.

Irene’s hungry!
 Me too!

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