Tonight Team Lien and I set out to enjoy a good old fashioned Taiwanese Hot Pot dinner. (Actually, they told me this style of eating comes from Northern China, and was later adopted by the Taiwanese.) Now, what is a Hot Pot Dinner, you ask? We translate this style of eating as “Hot Pot” from the Mandarin “Huo Guo”, but the truth is there is just no English term for this Chinese style of eating. A boiling pot of soup in the middle of the table in which you dump various meats and veggies to cook and then pluck them out at your leisure to eat when they’re done. A soup is made and you can have it at the end of the meal, or not if you’re already too full from all the food you’ve cooked. This is a traditional New Years meal here in Taiwan, so it’s appropriate that this was a Lunar New Years party!