I love pickles
Uyen made the brilliant suggestion that we hit up one of our favorite hotpot spots, Ondal 2 in Mid-City, for dinner last night, so we took the plunge with Pands, Paul, Alb, Nate and Taeryn (who made a very welcome surprise cameo). After ordering two pots of #2 (Spicy Flower Crab) and several heat-extinguishing bottles of Hite beer, we suited up with our splash-guard aprons, ready for a serious scoop n’ slurp session. We did a mighty, fine job draining the hotpots, which were then replenished with mounds of fried rice and schools of soo jae bi noodles, prepared right at the table. Post-carbo load, we all looked a little swollen (and some, a little sweaty). We cooled ourselves down with a refreshing, icy, malty, sweet rice beverage called shikhye for dessert and then helped roll each other out onto the street to beat the heat and to clear ourselves out from under the hotpot haze.