I get so excited when I hear the words "hot" and "pot" in one sentence. Hot pot equals delicious, healthy eats in a fun, interactive environment. Eating is a communal activity after all and this way everybody gets to take part in the chef activities. A pot of boiling broth sits in the middle of the table surrounded by an assortment of raw meats, vegetables, noodles and dipping sauces. The sky is the limit when it comes to choices. Here's our hot pot meal plan:
1. Proteins: Basa fish (cut into 1-inch strips), beef balls, pollock fish balls, milk fish balls, thinly sliced beef
2. Vegetables: Turnips, carrots, bok choy, napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, bean sprouts (these didn't make it into the picture, sorry)
3. Garnishes/Sauces: Scallions, ginger, cilantro, soy-chile sauce, hot mustard
4. Carbs: Rice noodles (already cooked and ready to be reheated in the broth)
I love hot pot. I could eat it everyday, I swear.