Holy Hot Pot! The how2heroes crew has just returned from filming In-May Liu (Christine Liu’s visiting mother) cooking a delicious Chinese Hot Pot recipe. What is “Hot Pot” exactly? Imagine a fondue or shabu-shabu, with a flavorful broth to cook your your seafood, meats, tofu, and veggies atop the table- family style. You start with selecting the beef and seafood, then end with the broth itself. In-May Liu used a chicken stock base (but water or vegetable based stock can be substituted well for vegetarians) and a delightful array of squid, fish balls, scallops, and shrimp, not to mention choice cuts of beef and a flurry of green vegetables. It was, to say the least, well received by the crew.
Traditionally a winter dish, the delicious soup aroma and cozy serving-style is definitely a great way to bring the family together, as In-May Liu described- especially when the kids are home on break from school. This is not only a vegetarian-optional dish, but also a one-pot meal and a fantastic healthy recipe as the soup is surprisingly filling.
This video was shot today but it will be live in time for Chinese New Year, which falls on February 14th this year. We have lots of wonderful dishes in time for celebrating the year of the Tiger, like Patricia Yeo’s Edamame Potstickers, Mama Chang’s Pork & Chive Dumplings, or Christine Liu’s Chinese Tea Eggs. Need a hand folding those dumplings? Our very own Lilly Jan can help you with her how-to on Pleating a Potsticker. So stock up on oranges and break out the red envelopes and prepare for a year of wealth and prosperity!