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Some friends and I cooked up an awesome hot pot/ steamboat lunch yesterday. So in the morning, we hopped on the tram to Victoria St, Richmond to shop for all the ingredients we needed first: seafood, meat balls, vegies, mushroom galore! I don't go there very often, so it was pretty interesting exploring what they had. Personally, there's something about these kind of Asian stores that offer some comfortable familiarity - like when I found those Chinese bread sticks that I used to have in Indonesia (we call them "cakwe"), and they are SO yummy! At the same time, there's also something completely unusual that catches us off guard, like those hot chocolate drinks... in a CAN! There are actually SELF-HEATING hot chocolate in a CAN. Yes, I am so blown away that cap letters are necessary! I have never seen/heard of such a thing before! Apparently you have to flip the can upside down, push a button, wait 20 seconds, steam comes out, then you shake it, wait 3 minutes, and suddenly you have a can of hot chocolate. Yep, no joke.

Next post: photos of our hot pot in the afternoon, and will also let you know how we went with the hot chocolate ;)

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bžubža said...

nice photo:))

Gabbi said...

Know what you mean about finding comfort in stores that carry items from whatever ethnic background you might have. I feel the same way when I visit Mexican supermarkets! Now, did you try the hot chocolate in a can? It sounds a little scary and exciting at the same time! :)

Maddie Que said...

i love asian markets. best prices, spices and food. your pictures make me wanna go!

Daisy said...

wow, did you buy one of the hot choc's ... it sounds must interesting ...!

Little queue said...

I am interested to find out how the hot chocolate in a can turned out

Lyndall said...

Oh, I love Victoria Street! I'm going to have to explore there properly next time I visit Melbourne.

They were selling that self-heating hot chocolate in our local supermarket! I wasn't brave enough to try it though.

See Hear Say said...

i love hot pot in winter! and i love asian groceries, so much more interesting and amusing compared to coles or woolies! hahaha.. look forward to see how the self heating hot choc turns out! i have to hunt down for those products. and i always wanted to buy those pudding jelly in the bear plastic containers but haven't had a chance yet.

Sum said...

I need to find that hot chocolate and try it myself! haha your excitement over them makes me excited!