Since I moved to LA and started Law School, I've started a new tradition with the new "family" of friends I've made since. This is our Lunar New Year Hot Pot. This year is the Year of the Ox. I hope it also means a Bull Market coming soon, don't you?
Hot Pot is fairly simple.
You'll need a burner--portable stove (and don't forget the gas, because we did and had to go to four different stores to find one!) and chicken broth.
Vegetables like baby bokchoy, mushrooms, and cabbage are great staples of Hot Pot.
So basically, you put a pot on top of the burner, equal parts water and chicken broth.
Then add the meats, shrimp, and vegetables into the mix.
Enjoy with sesame sauce, ponzu sauce or Chinese barbecue sauce.