Chinese Hot Pot

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Growing up in San Francisco, I started using chopsticks soon after learning to use a fork. Sunday family dinners were usually in Chinatown at Yet Wah, a restaurant near the children’s playground at Portsmouth Square.

Since starting to work for Huawei two years ago, I have been introduced to different kinds Chinese cooking, particularly hot pot. My husband John is very adventurous about food so he tried it first with coworkers before convincing the whole family to experiment.  Knowing what ingredients to order can be a challenge but it is fun to cook together in a big pot in the middle of the dinner table. We have eaten at several places, including Hot Pot City in Milpitas, and Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot in Santa Clara, CA. I like Little Sheep best because of the quality of their broth – especially after everything else has been eaten and noodles are added for the last course.

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Images Copyright 2012 by Katy Dickinson

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