- Wenwu Qin
- China (Chingqing)
Hot pot, also known as the Mongolian Hot Pot, usually refers to Chinese varieties of steamboat stew. Huo Guo (Traditional Chinese: 火鍋; Simplified Chinese: 火锅; pinyin: huǒguō) is the Chinese name for "hot pot", where huǒ means "fire", while guō refers to "pot". Chinese Fondue is an English term used more commonly in Western countries. Da been lo (打邊爐) is the common Cantonese terminology for hot pot which translates literally into "hitting the side of the pot."
It consists of a simmering pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce. In many areas, hot pot meals are often eaten in the winter.