As if the heat from a day on the Great Wall weren’t enough, that night we took everyone out for a Hot Pot dinner. Hot Pot is a Chinese cooking method that resembles fondu in the west. Basically there is a common pot of boiling soup in the middle of the table, which everyone uses to boil meat and vegetables. After the food is finished cooking, diners use their chopsticks to fish it out. It is a great way to share a meal with family and friends.