the other day, joy was craving hot pot. so we went to 99 ranch and got all the ingredients needed to enjoy taiwanese hot pot on a cool sunday evening.
the soup broth is different from other style hot pots. she made the broth from cabbage, onions and corn.
we had all kinds of vegetables from button mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, baby bok choy, etc. what i felt was different though was the addition of fish balls, egg dumplings, beef wrapped in fish cake, and lots of other delicious goodies. as we kept putting different things into the pot, everything simmered. i would search for different things to try. it was like fishing for food treasures!
and joy made a dipping sauce out of taiwanese style bbq sauce, garlic, onions and soy sauce. it was very tasty.
i have to say. i think the taiwanese style hot pot is my favorite style of hot pot. lots of yummy things to eat besides the typical meat and vegetables.
and we took advantage of the cool weather, and we dined outside. i love al fresco dining.
hopefully we can enjoy it again while joy is here.