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A hot pot of wellness

“Central Hot Pot” in Sanchaung is just what the doctor ordered We hear a lot of flus these days: Swine flu, bird flu, “normal” flu. With such a spread of microbes in town, prevention is better than a cure.Personal hygiene helps, for sure. But building up a resistance matters just as much.The best way to strengthen one’s immune system is to sleep long enough, and eat healthily –luckily, eating is one of my favorite hobbies.On a wet day like the ones the monsoon season offers, I like to eat...

7 Pot Jonah: Bigger And Bolder

A 7 Pot pepper turned to 11…Scoville heat units (SHU): 800,000 – 1,200,000Jalapeño reference point: 100 to 480 times hotterOrigin: TrinidadProducts and seeds: 7 Pot Jonah on AmazonTrinidad 7 Pot peppers are known for their spiciness, and the 7 Pot Jonah strain of the popular super-hot is no different. In fact, it’s typically bigger and even a little bolder than a common 7 Pot, fruitier and often hotter, though not quite the heat of some other popular strains, like the 7 Pot Brain Strain....

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...

Mongolian beef dish a dinner winner

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