Warning: food post!
Have you ever tried hot pot? It's kinda like a chinese fondue, where you have a huge pot of boiling broth or soup stock in the centre of the table & you just throw in whatever you want. It's a huuuge meal usually & we have it every so often in the winter months :)
You just have to gather up your 'raw' ingredients that you're gonna put in...
we use chicken, beef & pork that is sliced suuuper thin. This helps the meat cook really quickly in the soup... yum! It's sold at Asian supermarkets already sliced & frozen, so we just have to defrost it!
fresh salmon. my fave!
pieces of 'fish tofu' that is shaped like fish already!
we also sometimes just use fishballs...
prepare a little portable stove for your big pot of soup & just put it in the middle of the table with lots of spoons & chopsticks ready. (and make sure to use separate sets of chopsticks for your raw meats!)
and then everyone can start dropping stuff in & cooking right on the table
we have these awesome hot pot ladles that are great for dipping in your meats & scooping them out.
Other than meats, we also throw in some vermicelli & watercress for the greens :)
delish! We love topping it off with lots of sriracha hot sauce, chopped chilli peppers & kim chi. SO GOOD!
Have you done hot pot before? What do you put in your soup?
Do you ever do fondue? Oil or cheese? (or chocolate?) ;)
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