My friend Feng and I invited his partner Timm and my partner Maxi to taste popular Chinese food “Hot pot” in the kitchen of Lapinkaari. Hot pot just like its name, use a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Nowadays, the ingredients can be some kinds of, like tomato soup, spice soup, mushroom soup and so on. After water boiling, we will put beef, mutton, leaf vegetables… During the dinner, we talked about food culture of both China and German. And we found that we have different food custom, just like we eat warm food (or food after cooked). We were so sorry that one of them can’t eat spice food like these. Although we asked them ahead, not everybody was used to eat such spice food. Maybe next time we can change the ingredients.
Because we had such a pleasure atmosphere, I forgot to take photos. Thus, this was the pot when we finished eating. Even when we were eating, Maxi still asked me the sentences we learnt before. He might be a good teacher! Also, we discussed the place of next meeting! Waiting for next time!