The folks at Shanghaiist hope that the first two days of the new year have treated you well. We were busy, constantly deleting SMS’s—Shanghai sent an average of 32 messages per person, and our puny memory capacity got filled up right quick. Also, we are glad to report that we didn’t die from fireworks related injuries. Like many others, these days center around family meals and gatherings. As fun* as that is, we think it might have been more interesting to eat from a big-ass hotpot. The giant pot, which you see above, has a 12 meter diameter, weighs 15 tons, and takes about 5 tons of hotpot “soup” to fill. It can feed about 60 people, which is what it did on Feb. 16 in Chengdu. It looks an interesting place to get laid (when empty), that way when people ask you what the weirdest place you’ve ever done it is, you’d at least have something original to say.
Photo from huaxia.com