Sunday, March 20, 2011

Traditional hot pot

My dear Japanese friend is far more skillful in dipping the food in the pot.

Hot pot (火锅 huǒ guō) consists of a pot in which is boiling water. While the hot pot is kept simmering, fresh veggies, meat, mushrooms, eggs, seafood are put into the pot. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce.

In winter cold days, there's nothing like hot pot to warm you up. There are different kinds of hot pot in China. But no matter what kind you're having it's a unique experience.

Bon apetit!


Evelyn said...

Yes, good for cold days. I like the friendly atmosphere around hotpots. I think it encourages interactions.

Clytie said...

I've never heard of a hot pot. What kinds of veggies are usually used? It looks warm and scrumptious!

ρομπερτ said...

Placing probably good friends around. What a wonderful thing.

Please have you all a good new week ahead.

daily athens

Dani said...

Dear Ev,
it is true, Chinese like renao (热闹)friendly and loud atmosphere.

Dear Clytie,

Mostly people use Chinese cabagge, bean sprouts, mushrooms, thinly sliced potatoes, tofu, green beans, daikon and many others I dont't the English name. It's perfect for cold days.

Dear Robert,
That's true. Without friends, you can't have and enjoy hot pot.

Thank you all. Hope you have a warm spring.

Kaori said...

We have something familiar in Japan, too! I love a good hot pot dish in the winter to warm you up :-D

Keep warm!

Clytie said...

Yummy, those sound good. I just discovered daikon about a year ago and love it. What a wonderful hot pot idea!