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One of my favorites is the rice hot pot.
It’s a simple idea. Inside the pot is rice that has been cooked till the bottom is crunchy and then topped with bamboo shoots, onion and ginger. Even better, there are five options for your hotpot: beef, chicken, shrimp, special hotpot with chicken and shrimp, or seafood hotpot with shrimp, fish balls, and squid.
Today my choice was the special hotpot with shrimp and chicken or cóm thó dác biêt. I always love to hear the sizzle as I open the bowl. With that heat, the onions are perfectly caramelized and the bamboo shoots are very well cooked. Of course, the real treat is getting some of the crunchy rice at the bottom.
Rice hot pots really are a complete meal at
Wait, there’s nothing fried in this meal, something has to be wrong.
Seeing as there are only 4 real categories to the
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