i meant to take time in photographing the bottles from last night, but it was so late when i did it. this looks really washed out on my monitor at work.. anyways..
last night we had some friends over for a hot pot dinner. it’s awesome to have good friends over, consume lots of tasty beverages, and enjoy a dinner you cook together (which spans so much time you take an intermission between courses!).
after some divide-and-conquer to restore our place to a reasonable state (hotpot generates a good amount of garbage and a ton of dishes), it was nice to sit down and relax. thanks for the oranges, patrick!
to our credit, the largest bottle in the top picture was not full when we started – it had only a small amount of sake in it which was used for the broth. the rest, however, was consumed by seven of us. good times.
here’s the recipe for the spicy sesame sauce i made for the dinner —
1/2 cup sesame paste
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespool chili oil
1 teaspoon ground chili flakes
put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until creamy and smooth (it will take a long while for the sesame paste to loosen up).