Yay, hot pot (火鍋)！ I love 火鍋！ My favorite are beef slices, squid balls, fish balls, and garland chrysanthemum (茼蒿). Unfortunately, we couldn’t find 茼蒿 here in Tucson, so we substituted it with watercress.
The best part is dipping everything in 沙茶醬 mixed with a raw egg. Taiwanese style! J’s not the biggest fan of 火鍋, but he obliged because he’s a ‘grade A’ husband : ) We realized there was too much food for just the 2 of us, so we started our hot pot during lunch time and plan to finish everything by the time we’re done with dinner.