This was my second time at this hot pot place. The first time was at the Gongyi branch. Actually, that was my intended location for this dinner, too. But I accidentally dialed the number for the Wenxing branch! Oops.
We were here this time with a good friend of ours since college. I had originally intended for her to help supervise my wedding details. We had held many activities during college together, so I thought she would be the best candidate! However, things did not go quite according to plan. As I was preparing for my own wedding, she told me that not only was she getting married, too... that she was probably going to get married before me!
Please don't get me wrong! I was extremely happy for her! Except... this meant that she would not be able to attend my wedding at all! Not to mention supervising the details... Oh, well!! There is this tradition that forbids newly weds to attend other people's weddings within 4 months of your own wedding. Silly, I know. But it's the tradition, and her family and her in-laws happened to be very conservative. There was nothing we could do except to wait until after we were both finished with our businesses. As some time passed, we both got knocked up! And I realised, it was time to catch up!!
I thought for a while to figure out what kind of restaurant would suit two pregnant women? Then I thought of hot pot!
The thing about dining in Taichung is the vast amount of space available! There is even room for a huge pool of water in the center!
First up was the veggie dish!
We all ordered clear soup that evening.
Some enoki mushrooms a la carte.
豬肉 Pork slices.
牛肉 Beef slices
We were accustomed to eating the veggies first, then the meat. If we were at smaller restaurants, we'd always ask them to bring the meat later.
So here are the veggies in the pot!
Once we got rid of them, then came the meat!
Simply a few strokes in the soup, and you get this wonderful taste of juicy beef slice!
Make sure the pork slice is fully cooked, but not over cooked!
It was a nice double date dinner. The food was great, and we spent the evening catching up. More importantly, we spent a lot of time exchanging our experiences of being a mom/dad-to-be so far!
天仙念： 下次再見面，就會不只是double date，而是 4+2的聚會囉！