Category: HotPot (打邊爐)

Hot pot (Chinese: 火鍋; pinyin: huǒ guō), less commonly Chinese fondue or steamboat, refers to several East Asian varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce. In many areas, hot pot meals are often eaten in the winter.

Nov 20 2014

SAKE + hotpot gathering

As you all know, we would put together small gatherings from time to time, our friend Cheryl came up with an events, a SAKE + hotpot gathering.  The highlight of the night was our SAKE which costs around $150, and of course we had to have something to eat, so she decided to put together a hotpot dinner as well, a very special sukiyaki hotpot 🙂  Of course food tasted amazingly good, so was the SAKE 😉  Didn’t really take a lot of pictures because I was too busy eating, hehe.  Sadly for our host, the smell of our hotpots was everywhere, guess she had to sleep with the smell for a few days 😛  but it was a true blessing to see some of our friends we hadn’t seen for a while, great catching up and all, yay!!!  Now it’s time to plan for our next gathering, should be huge because X’mas is coming up 😛

P.S.  To host something like this takes hours of preparation, not to mention Cheryl had to go to 4 different supermarkets to get all the food too.  So big thank you 🙂

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Aug 31 2014

Labor Day weekend gathering 2014

Happy to spend a gathering day with my friends on Labor day weekend and of course we are soo glad that Cheryl would let us mess up her place 😛  And big thanks to Macy for spending the time preparing our sashimi for the night, it took a LONG time to prepare because I was there 😛  It wasn’t just a typical night with regular food, sashimi was awesome and our hotpot really top the night.  To be honest, it was my first time having hotpot with cheese and I am sure I keep that in mind because it tasted soo good.  And at the end, we had baked KITKAT, heard about it but never had, it was yummy yum yum good 🙂

Usually back in the days, we would have stayed and karaoke after, maybe I am getting old so were the others, we ended the day early but it was definitely a memorable night for us 🙂  Thanks Cheryl, Macy and Shu for making this happen, hope we’ll do it again soon 🙂

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Dec 07 2013

Hotpot @ Tony’s house

Woot, hotpot dinner, one of my favorites!!!  Tho it might look very simple to a lot of people but having hotpot needs a lot of preparations, thanks Tony and Jane for preparing everything and providing us a warm place to make this happen and of course, big thanks to our new friend Michael for preparing the seafood (monster crabs) for us as well 🙂  At the end of the night, we left with joy and a full stomach, of course we also shared all the pictures that were taken during out cruise trip and we had a very good laugh at the end 🙂  Thumbs up for 2013 for this one 🙂

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Feb 17 2013

打邊爐 (Hotpot) with friends – Family Day Weekend

Last time while we were at Casa Victoria Fine Dinning and Banquet (紫爵金宴), me and a few of my old friends from Logic mentioned we would love to go on a Cruise trip together.  Of course we really want to make it come true, so we decided to gather up at Doris’s place to brainstorm about the trip and of course, a nice Hotpot dinner (打邊爐) as well.  Haven’t had hotpot for quite a while and this was actually my first time having 花膠 and a few other unique things too, didn’t really know 花膠 and 手切牛肉片 could taste soo good :-P.  For the first time ever alcohol free night at Doris’s place and Ben was totally surprised hehe, anyways, we enjoy the company as always and it was a total blast!!!

Didn’t really take a lot of pictures because I was too busy nom noming 😛

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Dec 25 2012

Christmas Day Hotpot 2012!!!

On this Christmas Day, we decided to have our biggest hotpot dinner we had ever had in 2012 at Karen’s house.  Karen and Grace had to bring the kids to see Disney on ice in downtown, so me and Simon along with others had to get this hotpot dinner ready in the afternoon.  There were a few things that we never had in our hotpots home style, like the chicken wings end (雞翼尖), Hong Kong Style fish balls (彈牙街邊魚蛋) and a few misc. things 😀  We had a great time of course, but I think the happiest person of the night was Marcus, because he got to open all the gifts at the end of the night, hehe.

Unfortunately, Marcus got a very bad paper cut opening the gifts at the end of the night…  hope his finger will be ok soon 😛  Anyhow, happy holidays to everyone, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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