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How to Make Hot Pot at Home
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs

How to make Chinese hot pot at home. Recipe listed as a hot pot party for 4 people 

Course: hot pot
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: hot pot
Servings: 4
Author: Elaine
  • 1 package of hot pot soup base
Light chicken stock
  • 1000 g chicken cut into chunks
  • 250 g pork bones
  • 8-10 white peppercorn
  • 1 long green onion 大葱, cut into small sections
  • 1 thumb ginger smashed
  • 5 L water
Hot Pot Ingredients
  • 1 box of sliced meat lamb, pork belly or beef
  • 500 g meatballs shrimp balls, pork balls, beef balls. You can get the frozen one from the store
  • 1 box of regular firm tofu or soft tofu
  • 250 g dark leafy vegetables bok choy, cabbage, snow pea leaves etc, choose the seasonal ones
  • 250 g mixed mushrooms shiitake mushroom, needle mushroom and others
  • 300 g seafood mainly shrimp or oyster
  • 400 g root vegetable and melons peeled and cut into thin slices
Dipping sauce
  • Sesame oil as needed
  • Chopped green onion
  • Chopped coriander
  • smashed garlic
  • Salt
  • Light soy sauce as needed
  • Vinegar as needed
  • Roasted white sesame seeds
Staple food
  • corn milk
  • fruit juice watermelon juice, smoothie
  • tea
  • beer
Side ingredients
Cook the light stock
  1. In a large pot with water, add chicken, pig bones, white peppercorn, long green onion and ginger. Bring to a boiling and skim any floats on the surface. Slow down the fire and continue simmer for 1 hour.
Prepare the ingredients
  1. Cut darky leafy vegetable into small pieces. Peel the root vegetable and melons and cut into thin slices.
  2. Remove the hard ends of mushrooms and break the large pieces into smaller ones.
  3. Open tofu, frozen balls and hot pot meat slices.
Prepare the dipping sauce
  1. Prepare all the seasonings for the dipping sauces. Finely chop green onion and coriander.
Assemble hot pot
  1. Place all the content from a hot pot soup base package in your serving pot. Add light chicken stock (around 2.5L to 4L ) made in previous step. Add 2-3 sections of long green onion and continue with your hot pot party.