It's cold, dammit. For a Northwesterner, paralyzingly cold. Can't-leave-the-bed cold. Hot-pink-ears-and-fingers cold. One-sweater's-not-enough cold.
Black-goat junggol at Sam Oh Jung. Photo: Steven Miller
It's prime weather for sitting around a tabletop burner, talking through the steam, dipping and swirling and plucking and slurping things out of a simmering pot. Seattle is full of restaurants specializing in these DIY dinners. Here are a few hot pot reviews I've written over the years:Hot pot roundup: Vietnamese lau, Chinese huo guo, and Japanese shabu-shabu.
Chinese-Mongolian medicinal hot pots at Little Hot Pot in Bellevue (definitely get the tong ho/chrysanthemum greens, the rare mushrooms, and the frozen tofu)