When a good high school friend came to visit from DC, a bunch of us got together to catch up. One of the group was an old elementary school friend who I hadn't seen in about a decade. We were the best of friends as children, but I knew virtually nothing about who was now. However, just from that short get together, I could tell that she was good people. So I made it a point to reconnect with her.
We quickly realized that we both love food. Since we both had President's Day off, we met up for lunch at Hi Pot:
Guess everyone else still had to work. The place was nearly empty when we arrived:
Though by the time we finished, there was a line out the door.
The lunch special came with rice and an ice tea (you get a choice of black or green):
Hi Pot is known for its spice dry pot. There are plenty of pre-set combinations on the menu or you can design your own. Too lazy to do that, I just went with the pork combination spice pot ($11.95 for a small):
It came with pork stomach, pork intestine, pork belly, cauliflower, potato, celery, and bean curd skin. Because I'm weaksauce, I got my pot not spicy. I know, I know. Judge away. But the pot was delicious all the same. A little oily, but nothing a little potato and rice won't soak up. I was beyond tickled that the potato actually came in the form of French fries.
Every time I've passed by Hi Pot since then, I've seen a giant crowd of people waiting at the door. I get it though. The prices are decent, the portions are generous, and the food is good. What's not to love?
19066 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014