News & Reviews

Chinese Hot Pot Part I (火鍋) – An Introduction

This is Part I of the Hot Pot Series. Here are the other posts in this series:Part II – Sichuan Spicy Hot PotPart III – Clear Soup Hot PotPart IV – Quick and Easy Sichuan Spicy Hot Pot“OK, just use the chopsticks,” explained by my parents, “and bring it in and out of the boiling broth like this for 9 times.” I quietly nodded as they demonstrated how to cook beef tripe at my first hot pot dinner. I was barely tall enough to see what’s inside of that roaring pot.I never thought that very first...

Eat All About It: Richland has a hot pot to call its own

A new restaurant in south Richland is bringing a traditional Chinese approach to tabletop cooking to the Tri-Cities. Garden Hot Pot is now open on Gage Boulevard.And a favorite Tri-City food truck, Fresh Out of the Box, makes its brick-and-mortar debut at Kennewick’s Marineland Village on Wednesday.Garden Hot Pot is the brainchild of Jason and Jessica Ren, natives of China who wanted to bring the mountain tradition of communal cooking to their new home in the Tri-Cities.The couple invested...

Rijk Zwaan presents new lettuce type for Asian market

Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan has extended its product range with a frilly, open lettuce type with the bite of iceberg lettuce. What makes this new Crystal lettuce unique is its exceptional suitability for use in hot dishes. This week, it has been presented to the Asian market during Rijk Zwaan’s Asian Leafy Days.Rijk Zwaan regularly adds new leafy types to its product range. “Crystal lettuce could be the best-tasting lettuce we’ve ever launched,” says Crop Coordinator Lettuce Harry...

Cold Weather = Hot Pot

I've been on a hot pot kick lately, so it's time to chime in on some of the places I've tried. For lunch today, my friend and I decided to try Hot Point Station on Lawrence Expressway, north of 101. Hot Point Station is at the far end of a strip mall with a gas station, another hot pot restaurant and what appeared to be a dim sum joint with a loooooooong line. Anyway, we arrived a few minutes after Hot Point Station's 11:30 opening, but were told they weren't open yet and shooed out the...