the art of hot potting

Now that winter has come, it’s the perfect season for hot pot! This is one of my favorite winter activities, as well as one of favorite winter foods.

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Hot pot is the ultimate winter food and activity

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eat drink man woman

If you’re unfamiliar with the title of this post, it’s from this popular 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee by the same name. I love the opening scene¬†(which I wouldn’t recommend watching if you’re hungry, FYI) and it only increases my love for Chinese cuisine¬†a million times fold.

With that on replay, I thought it’d be fun to craft a post surrounding some of my favorite Chinese restaurants to eat in the Northern Virginia area. I’m Chinese by heritage and growing up, I ate 97% Chinese food and 3% everything else. My parents are phenomenal cooks and they make some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever had. Moving away though, I’ve had to find a few other restaurants to fill that gap.

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Homemade beef noodle soup

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