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What I Ate: December 15, 2009

Posted 15 December, 2009 at 10:17pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Dining, What I Ate)

Dinner: Tina and I prepared Chinese hot pot with an assortment of fish balls, beef balls, fried fish cakes, enoki mushrooms, napa cabbage, shrimp, and tofu.
Hot Pot
Adding shrimp to hot pot

Lunch: We finished off the clam chowder in another couple of bread bowls.
Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl

3 comments to What I Ate: December 15, 2009

Nate, December 15th, 2009 at 10:28 pm:

  • what do you like to use as dipping sauces for the hot pot?

DailyChef, December 16th, 2009 at 8:50 pm:

  • Chinese Hot Pot is so delicious! I also like throwing in some Japanese shabu shabu meat for an added touch.

Michael Chu, December 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm:

  • We like to use Sa Cha Sauce (mixed with soy sauce and a raw egg) as a dipping sauce.

    The broth we started off with was just chicken broth (a can of Swanson's) and water. After everything is cooked, it takes on quite a bit of the flavors of the shrimp, fish balls, meatballs, and mushrooms.

    I usually will briefly blanch some thinly sliced ribeye (just until pink), but I didn't have any yesterday.