What is a hotpot meal?
Chinese Hot Pot is an interactive meal in which diners sit around a simmering pot of soup at the center of the table with various raw ingredients—meat, seafood, vegetables, tofu, and starches—in thin slices or small pieces for quick cooking. Hot pot is a deeply personalized meal!
Why do we eat hotpot?
Although hotpot can be eaten all year round, it is especially nice during those cold winter days to warm up the body (and the soul). The steaming broth and strong spices bring warmth to the body. If your nose is blocked during winter, the chili and other spices can also actually help to reduce nasal congestion.
Is hotpot safe to eat?
With a great variety of hotpot ingredients, consumers can choose whatever they like to eat. However, if hotpot ingredients are not handled properly or cooked thoroughly, we will ingest not only food but also viruses or bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
Is it healthy to eat hotpot?
Hot pot can be healthy when you choose your ingredients, soup base and dipping sauces carefully. The Department of Endocrinology at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) explains. “Lets have steamboat!” This is often a clarion call for some festive, heart-warming get-together with family, friends or colleagues.