As some of you may know - I am an ultimate fan of hot pot. If One Direction magically became a boiling pot with a lot of yummy fish balls instead of a band, then I would be one of those screaming girls out there in the crowd. Ok.. bad joke, I think these cold and flu drugs are getting to my head.
There is no such thing in my dictionary as 'hot pot season' because I hotpot ALL YEAR ROUND. Yes! Call me crazy but I love the sweaty feeling while devouring into my precious little dumplings in the middle of summer (of course, the air con is turned on haha).
|Getting the hot pot groove on|
Each time I have hot pot, there are a
gazillion few things that I must get. One of the first 'key' things I try to get is as many people as possible. I am going to come out clean and say it has nothing to do with the saying 'the more, the merrier' rubbish because to me, the more people means there would be more food and a great variety to feed my greedy stomach.
|Mixed fish and meat balls including fish balls with caviar (aka explosives)|
|Knotted vermicelli, tofu, Udon, Tofu puffs and of course mushrooms|
Sun Circle usu does a special of buy 3 packs for the price of 2 at most Asian grocceries
|Fish tofu <3|
|Meat for the boys including beef, pork and lamb|
|Fried tofu block and raddish|
|Corn and vegies|
|Shallots and corriander|
Ok so maybe that was more than just a few things but where do I go from here? Firstly I HEART coriander and mushrooms. What is there to dislike?! The fishballs with the caviar on the insides are a must. I go through them like as if there is no tomorrow. They are a pricier than most other dumplings but they taste so good, especially when they pop in your mouth.
The corns are always a popular item. Each time they get thrown in and once cooked, I turn around for a few seconds and they are all gone! It is like you need to fight for them! Speaking of fighting though, I always need to fight for my chrysanthemum tea, esp for the very last popper. Hands down man!!! because these are my all time favourite poppers so when you combine that with hot pot. Words can not even begin to describe my love for food at that moment in time.
These are just a few of my favourites, I enjoy mixing things around so I would love for you to share some of your favourites too! The more ideas, the more exciting the next hot pot will be for our tummies!
Gotta go eat!!