Over the weekend, we headed out to celebrate my good friend Joanie’s birthday at Sun Tung Kee Hot Pot Restaurant in Richmond. It’s an all-you-can-eat joint that’ll run about twenty bucks a person for a wide range of seafood, meat, vegetables and other goodies that you cook yourself in a boiling pot of broth in the center of table. This is quite popular in Hong Kong and is a slightly different take on the typical Chinese fare. No fried rice or chow mein here.

The best hot pot I’ve ever had would be at Landmark on Cambie (Vancouver). The food at Sun Tung Kee was okay, but you could really tell that a lot of their food was frozen. For example, the beef and lamb slices were stuck to the plates, indicating that not only were they pre-prepared, but they had been in the fridge for some time prior to making it to our table. I guess that’s what you get for going to an all-you-can-eat.

Anyways, here a few pics of the food (as well as a video at the end) for your viewing enjoyment. Slobber optional.