Tired of the canteen food on campus we escaped to enjoy Korea BBQ at Huo Lu Huo (火炉火). It was the first time I had Korean BBQ. This was not the usual visit to the restaurant where you order and the food comes right out from the kitchen. Instead, you order different types of meat and grill it yourself.
Dinner time is a perfect excuse to go out of campus and try new dishes around the area, so we went to eat hot pot. Our local friend, Wang Gang, took us to 北京阳坊大都羊肉 Beijing Yangfang Dadu Yangrou restaurant in Wudaoko. It was the first time I had hot pot and I loved it. This Chinese dish has a history of more than 1,000 years. It was originated in the north of China where people have to fend off the cold weather, and it used to be favored in winter. Now it is eaten throughout all seasons and it is part of the traditional Chinese dishes. The pot is divided in two sides, one is (really) spicy the other one is not.