Chinese Hot Pot

964 Words Feb 4th, 2018 4 Pages
Hot pot is an Asian dish which is a metal pot filled with stock or stew. Hot pot is always placed in the center of the dining table so everyone could cook whatever ingredient it is they want to eat. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. At the table there are usually dishes such as sliced meat, leaf, vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, dumplings, tofu and seafood. Vegetables, fish and meat are fresh. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce. Hot pot is often eaten in the winter. Hot pot is made differently in every Asian household and ingredients also differ slightly. The reasons hot pot captures my family’s culture is because it is eaten in China and in New York City. Hot pot is often eaten in the winter because it is very warm to be able to eat around a portable stove that is on the whole time as you eat this dish. Hot pot is a very hard dish to explain its flavors because the flavor of the food is different each time you eat it because of the different stock you use or because of what’s already in the pot cooking. This causes the flavor of the stew to taste like something else and makes the ingredient that you placed into the pot taste different every time.
Even though the flavor is changed it doesn’t change the fact that the food is really delicious, sometimes the chicken could taste like cooked…
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