Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hot Pots

P1010175, originally uploaded by yellojkt.

A popular style of Chinese cooking that is not popular in America is called "hot pot". It's a little like fondue, but it uses broth instead of oil for the cooking. It can be done with large communal pots or small individual ones like in this picture.

Vegetables and thinly slice meats are put in the boiling broth and then removed when they are cooked. You mix your own sauce from a tray of condiments like soy sauce, ginger, garlic, peppers, etc. It's a fun way to make a meal.

1 comment:

PI said...

I like the fact that it is broth rather than oil as I prefer a low fat diet. I suppose the only problem could be not waiting a sufficient time before the food is cooked properly, but I guess practice makes perfect. Looks like fun.
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