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Easy Chinese Hotpot

A Chinese hotpot is great for social gatherings. It's easy to prepare and you can choose a combination of your favourite ingredients. Plus the ingredients add to the flavour of the stock - making it doubly delicious!

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 30 minutes
    •    Cook time: 1 hour  and 30 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •   1 L Massel chicken stock (liquid) salt reduced
    •   1 1/2 L water
    •   1 bunch bok choy
    •   1 block tofu
    •   300 g beef thinly sliced
    •   2 packets fresh egg noodles
    •   200 g prawns
    •   1 packet shirataki noodles
    •   1 bunch enoki mushrooms
    •   1 packet chicken meatballs
    •   1 bunch enoki mushrooms
    •   1 packet dumplings
    •   1 carrot sliced
    •   1 pinch salt and pepper *to taste

Individual dipping sauces:

    •   4 serves hoisin sauce
    •   4 serves soy sauce
    •   4 serves sweet chilli sauce
    •   4 serves sesame sauce
    •   4 serves sesame oil


  1. Wash and cut the vegetables. Arrange them on a plate.
  2. Prepare your choice of meat/s. Add a small dash of sesame oil, soy sauce and salt and pepper to season. Set aside.
  3. Prepare your dipping sauces and set aside until needed.
  4. Place your portable stove in the middle of the dining table. Combine the Massel Liquid Chicken Stock and the water in an earthenware pot and bring to a boil. Turn it down to a simmer.
  5. Let each guest add small portions of their favourite ingredients into the stock at a time. (Place ingredients that take longer to cook in first). Let the ingredients simmer until cooked.

This great family recipe is thanks to BestRecipes Recipes at


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