So I just got back from lunch with 2 colleagues, and not only did we have one of my favorite types of meals in the world, but it was probably one of the best too… Chinese hot pot! The restaurant is called 重庆小天鹅 and is located right by my office. Of course I had to order the spicy edition, and it was pretty damn spicy. Ooh man, just looking at these pictures wants me to go back for seconds, thirds, and fourths. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.
We (they) ordered lamb, pork, ball variations (fish ball, shrimp ball, and beef ball), 3 vegetable baskets (including a mushroom assortment and 2 others including things like lettuces, cabbages, sweet potato, seaweed, tofu, bean sprouts, and lotus root).
There was also a “sauce bar”, where you took a bowl and made your own concoction of a dipping sauce… with bases like satay, beef, XO, soy, peanut, chili, etc… and then toppings like fresh garlic, chives, coriander, chillies, and crushed peanuts. I’m not even naming half, because I’m actually just listing the things I recognized. I made two variations for myself, a spicy beef sauce mixed with fish sauce, coriander, garlic, and chillies. And the second was a sweeter satay with peanuts and chives. I’m still drooling.
Well, after a bunch of drugs, about 2 hours sleep, and many many hours wasted, this guy is back to about 83% health, which is way better than the 38% I was at yesterday…! I’m definitely feeling better, and damn, am I happy that is over. So what should I post today…? Well, considering I’m back in the world of the eating, how about fried snack-food?
Potato chips/crisps to be more exact.
I’m a huge fan of the potato chip, and make sure to try them wherever I go… the weirder, the better. From ketchup-flavored potato chips in Holland to Peruvian cassava chips, I find they are very region-specific in regards to flavorings, which reminds me of Gozilah’s Burger Patrol, and probably just about as healthy .