Steamboats refer to a variety of dishes eaten where ingredients are cooked in a simmering pot of broth at the table, usually communally, similar to a fondue.
Typical steamboat ingredients include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, noodles or seafood. The cooked food is either eaten with a dipping sauce, or sometimes as a soup.
In many areas, steamboats are often eaten in the winter.
As known as Hot pot
Bailu Dong (White Deer Cave)
Bailu Dong (White Deer Cave) is housed in a temple from the Ming Dynasty. The cave contains 2 statues of white deer. This temple has beautiful views of Xiamen and can be accessed by climbing through the various caverns and stairs leading from the Tiger Stream Rock Temple.
1st Day in Xiamen
"Along Island Ring Road."
This snap was taken on Island Ring Road, on the way to downtown Xiamen from the airport.
That's my distant cousin (my grandpa's brother's grandson.. phew) on the driver's side mirror. Chinese drive on the right hand side of the road..
"The Beach on Island Ring Road"
The Island Ring Road has lanes for hikers, bikers, and roller skaters. The gardens, lawns and picnic areas are perfect for kite flying. With good binoculars you can see soldiers patrolling Taiwan-controlled Jinmen, a mere 3 miles offshore.
Jinmen, Taiwan-so close, yet so far. It's ironic that the entire world can trade freely with Taiwan and the mainland, yet the mainland and Taiwan must undergo logistical contortions to trade with each other.
We had dinner at a seafood restaurant along Island Ring Road, can't remember the name of the restaurant. After dinner, my grandpa & cousins went back to retire early. Anna and I continue with our own activities as the night is still young. 3 of Anna's local friends joined us dancing at a nightclub (new cultural experience for me), and later adjourned to steamboat supper till 4am!