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    Chinese Hot Pot

    Chinese Hot Pot is a soup with a variety of fresh ingredients in a simmering pot of soup stock. This recipe is easy, delicious for the entire family.

    Prep Time

        •    Prep time: 20 minutes
        •    Cook time: 30 minutes
        •    Yield: Serves 4


        •   4 oz napa cabbage sliced
    12 oz fish balls
    6 oz chicken meat sliced
    4 oz tofu
    4 oz shiitake mushrooms sliced
    4 oz white mushrooms sliced
    6 oz shrimp shelled and deveined
    4 oz salmon fillet cut into pieces
    4 oz scallops
        •   4 oz baby bok choy sliced

    Garlic Oil:

        •   1 head garlic peeled and minced
    5 tablespoons cooking oil


        •   1 box Kitchen Basics® Original Chicken Stock 32 oz
    3 cups water
        •   5 heavy dashes ground white pepper


        •   Soy sauce
    Cut chilies optional


    1. Arrange the fresh ingredients on plates. Arrange the similar kinds of ingredients on the same plate. See picture above.
    2. Add the cooking oil in a skillet. When it's heated, make the Garlic Oil by frying the minced garlic until they turn light brown (do not fry until medium brown). Turn off the heat and transfer the garlic oil to a small bowl. Let cool.
    3. Turn on the Instant Pot and set it to Saute mode, for 30 minutes. Add the Kitchen Basics® Original Chicken Stock, water and McCormick Ground White Pepper. Bring the broth to boil.
    4. Add the napa cabbage first and cook for 1 minute.
    5. Add each ingredient into the Instant Pot in the following order, in batches: fish balls, chicken, tofu, mushrooms, shrimp, salmon, scallops and baby bok choy. Do not use up all the ingredients. The ingredients should be cooked in the hot pot in 2 to 3 bathes.
    6. When the soup comes to a boil, add some garlic oil on top. Stir to mix well. Ladle the ingredients and some soup into serving bowls and serve immediately with the Condiment. After you finish the first round, continue to cook the remaining ingredients in the soup until all ingredients are used up.

    NOTES: You can get different kinds of fish balls in Asian supermarkets. They come in different shapes or form. They are all very tasty. Usually I would get plain white fish balls, fried fish balls (round or rectangle in shapes), and other fish sticks.

    This great family recipe is thanks to Rasamalaysia Recipes at https://rasamalaysia.com/chinese-hot-pot/















    Chinese Hot Pot

    This steamy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe is loaded with veggies, chicken, and gluten free bean thread noodles. It’s a warm comforting meal that is healthy as well!

    Prep Time

        •    Prep time: 15 minutes
        •    Cook time: 10 minutes
        •    Yield: Serves 6 or more


        •   6 cups chicken stock
        •   6 cups water
        •   1/2 cup rice vinegar
        •   1/3 cup soy sauce
        •   1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
        •   3-5 slices of fresh ginger
        •   3-5 garlic cloves, cracked
        •   1 pound boneless chicken thighs, thinly sliced
        •   5 ounces bean thread noodles (or rice noodles)
        •   1 large bunch of green onions
        •   1 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
        •   8 ounces mushrooms, any variety
        •   4 baby bok choy
        •   Chile-garlic sauce


    1. In a large pot, bring the chicken stock, water, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic to a boil. Add the chicken and simmer for 5-7 minutes, until just cooked through. Add the noodles. Stir, then cover and remove from heat.
    2. Meanwhile chop all the veggies and place in serving bowls. When ready to serve, allow each person to fill their bowls with fresh vegetables and a bit of chile sauce.
    3. Ladle the scalding hot soup over the veggies and let them sit for 5 minutes. Mix and enjoy!

    This great family recipe is thanks to A SPICY PERSPECTIVE Recipes at https://www.aspicyperspective.com/chinese-hot-pots/

    How to Make Chinese Hot Pot at Home

    When the weather gets dark and chilly, there are few dishes that I crave more than hot pot. This fun, interactive way of eating is a great way to spend time with friend and family while enjoying a tasty (and fairly healthy!) meal. While it’s not as traditional as Lo Hei, it’s a great dish to make to celebrate Chinese New Year too!

    Chinese hot pot is a social way of eating, where ingredients are cooked at the table in a pot of hot stock and then dipped into a tasty sauce. Use this basic recipe as a guide to help you make Chinese hot pot at home.

    Prep Time

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


    For the Dipping Sauce:

        •   1 shallot , finely diced
    1/3 cup soy sauce, light, dark or mushroom soy
    1/2 tsp sugar
    1/2 tsp tsp sesame oil
    1/4 cup water
    lemon juice , to taste

    For the Broth:

        •   8 cups chicken stock , (you may need more or less depending on the size of your pot)
    2 cloves garlic , peeled
    1 piece ginger , peeled and sliced thinly (about 1/2 inch piece)
    1 sprig green onion , roughly chopped into large pieces

    For Serving:

        •   1 bunch watercress , washed thoroughly in multiple changes of water
    1 package enoki mushrooms , rinsed
    1 package cremini mushrooms , cleaned and sliced
    1 package beef , thinly sliced
    1 package lamb , thinly sliced
    1 package shrimp , shell on if desired
    1 package wontons , frozen, cooked ahead of time
    1 package Udon noodles , cooked ahead of time
    Chinese XO sauce , with dried shrimp and scallops
        •   Chinese BBQ sauce
    Sambal Oelek , or other hot sauce
    Preserved bean curd , optional (very strong flavour!)


    Make the Dipping Sauce:

    1. Sauté the diced shallot in a small skillet with a little bit of oil. Cook until softened and fragrant.
    2. Add the sautéed shallot to a small bowl, and combine with the other dipping sauce ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Set aside for later

    Prepare Other Ingredients:

    1. Clean all vegetables properly, especially the watercress.
    2. Slice the cremini mushrooms. Arrange on a platter with the other vegetables, and set on the table.
    3. Cook the wontons and noodles, being careful not to overcook them. Set these items on a platter on the table.
    4. Take meat and shrimp out of the fridge. Arrange these items on a platter, and set on the table, along with the condiments.

    Make the Broth:

    1. Place  burner in the middle of your table. You may wish to put down a plastic cloth first, to protect your table from splashes.
    2. Place pot on the burner, and fill it about 3/4 full of stock. Add the rest of the broth ingredients, and bring to a simmer.

    Finish setting the table:

    1. Provide small bowls and spoons for the sauce and condiments, as well as larger bowls to eat out of.
    2. Place chopsticks for each person, plus an extra pair or two for cooking. If using tongs and/or metal nets, place these on small plates or sauces (to avoid putting wet utensils on your table).

    Get Cooking: Once the brother is simmering, take turns adding ingredients into the broth. Allow all raw items to cook fully before removing and adding to your bowl. Dip cooked ingredients into dipping sauce, or top with condiments are desired.

    NOTES: Please note that this recipe is just a basic guideline. Be sure to read the accompanying blog post to get information on the equipment, ingredients and tips for making Chinese Hot Pot at home!

    This great family recipe is thanks to In-Search-of-Yummy-ness Recipes at https://insearchofyummyness.com/chinese-hot-pot/

    How to Make an Easy Asian Hot Pot

    Add more or less red curry paste to this beef stock based broth depending on your desire for spiciness and add a squeeze more lime to balance the heat and flavors.


        •   2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    1 large sweet onion thinly sliced
    2 containers 32 ounces each Kitchen Basics® Original Beef Stock, (8 cups)
    1/4 cup Thai Kitchen® Red Curry Paste
    2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
    1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
    1 tablespoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
    1 teaspoon McCormick® Ginger ground
    2 tablespoons lime juice


    1. For the broth, heat oil in 6-quart stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in stock, curry paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and ginger. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir lime juice into broth just before serving.
    2. Place proteins, vegetables, noodles, and garnishes in bowls or on plates for guests to customize their meal.
    3. To serve, pour broth into one or both sides of the hot pot, depending upon whether you're offering one broth or two different broths. Cook the vegetables and proteins in the broth and ladle over noodles or rice.
    4. NOTE: Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker Method
    5. Multifunction Electric Pressure Cooker Method (Saves 1 hr. cooking time): Heat oil on medium sauté setting in pot of multi-function electric pressure cooker (instant pot). Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in stock, curry paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and ginger. Cover and lock lid into place. Set to cook 10 minutes on high pressure (or Soup setting). Vent pot and release pressure before opening and carefully remove lid. (Check manufacturer’s manual for safe operating instructions.) Set on low sauté setting. Stir in lime juice. Allow guests to cook steak in broth, about 2 to 3 minutes or until desired doneness. Customize individual bowls and serve as directed.

    What Vegetables are Good for Hot Pot?

    The sky is really the limit here. Just think about veggies that go with Asian flavors and you pretty much have your recipe for deliciousness.

        •    Greens like spinach, baby bok choy, morning glory, kale, watercress, and always chopped Napa cabbage
        •    Mushrooms of any and every variety like shiitake, oyster, brown, enoki
        •    Bean sprouts
        •    Onions like green onion, sliced red or sweet yellows
        •    Bell peppers or spicy peppers
        •    Asparagus
        •    Snap peas
        •    Green beans
        •    Baby corn
        •    Tomatoes
        •    Carrots
        •    Small baby potatoes
        •    Garnishes like Thai basil, cilantro, mint and sliced limes

    This great family recipe is thanks to Foodiecrush Recipes at https://www.foodiecrush.com/how-to-make-easy-asian-hot-pot/

    Chinese Hot Pot – Perfect for Social Gatherings

    The Chinese Hot Pot is a social kind of meal, often prepared for family gatherings. Many Chinese families in Malaysia opt to have this meal for their Chinese New Year reunion feast because it is a good and fun way for families to renew ties and bond during the festivities. Everyone at the table enjoys cooking and eating their food leisurely over stories and news on current life events. It is an experience not to be missed.

    Meatballs are good choices for a hot pot. You can find the recipe here. Pork or chicken may be used in place of beef.

    Prep Time

        •    Prep time: 30 minutes
        •    Cook time: 2 hours
        •    Yield: Serves 4



        •   2 chicken carcasses
    10 cups water (2.4 liters)
    5 leaves Napa cabbage (sliced)
    1 tbsp goji berries (rinse and soak for 10 minutes, then drained)
    Salt and pepper

    Choice or Combination of:

        •   Thinly sliced beef / pork / chicken
    Fish / shrimps / squid / scallops
    Meatballs / fish sticks / fish cakes
    Dumplings / wontons
    Tofu / tofu skin / mushrooms / eggs
    Rice noodles / glass noodles / egg noodles
    Napa cabbage / baby bok choy / choy sum / gai lan / garland chrysanthemum

    Condiments and Dipping Sauces:
        •   Soy sauce
        •   Garlic chili sauce
        •   Seafood sauce
        •   Sesame oil


    1. Bring water in a large pot to a boil. Add chicken carcasses, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1½ hours. Skim off scum appearing on the surface.
    2. Remove chicken carcasses with a slotted spoon. Add Napa cabbage and goji berries. Simmer for another 10 minutes until Napa cabbage is very soft. Turn off heat and transfer broth to an electric fondue pot or deep skillet until about half full. Do not over fill as food will be added to the broth at the table.
    3. Set a bowl, small wire strainer, and dipping sauces for each place setting. Arrange all other ingredients into different bowls around the electric pot at the table.
    4. Bring broth to a boil. Add small portions of desired ingredients into broth and simmer till cook.
    5. Dish into individual serving bowls with slotted spoon or small wire strainer. Dip cooked food into sauces and enjoy.
    6. When cooked food have been distributed, repeat until everyone has had their fill. Top up with more broth when necessary.
    NOTES: Noodles are normally added towards the end when the broth is most flavorful after cooking all the other ingredients.

    This great family recipe is thanks to Rotin Rice Recipes at https://www.rotinrice.com/chinese-hot-pot/