Hot pots are referred to by many names, such as shabu-shabu (Japanese), Chinese hot pots, fire pots, steamboats, and cin-sul-lo (Korean), because they are used widely throughout Asia. Similar to fondue, this unique and communal cooking style serves 4 to 10 people. All the ingredients (vegetables, seafood, chicken, meats, and tofu) are cut into bite-sized pieces and attractively arranged on a platter. Everyone places their selection in the broth and then retrieves it with their small, individual wire-mesh skimmer (sold separately).
Foods are then dipped into various sauces; options include chili, garlic, green onion, soy and vinegar, hot mustard, or soy with sesame sauces. The attractive pots are made of brass, stainless steel, or aluminum. The heat source comes from either glowing coals or the portable stove (pictured here). (The chimney pan is removable and can be used with the portable stove, if coals are not used.) Hot pot cooking is healthy, can easily be vegetarian, and offers many creative, culinary possibilities. Hot pots are perfect for hosting a fun and interesting dinner party! Complimentary recipes included with each order.do you need wire skimmers for retrieving food from the hot pot?