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DIY Hot Pot Party

With fall in full swing and winter right around the corner, hot pot season is in! This quintessential winter meal is a warm, comforting, and social dish to have with family or friends. Bonus: everyone gets to choose what they want to eat and cook their own food. Mix and match your bases, proteins, veggies, and noodles to your heart's desire. Consider it for a Thanksgiving / Friendsgiving alternative!
30 Minutes
11 Ingredients
Spice Level
DIY Hot Pot Party

Recipe for DIY Hot Pot Party


For 4-6 servings

Soup bases (choose 1+):

  • LKK Hot Pot Base
    • Seafood flavor
    • Chicken flavor
    • Sichuan Satay flavor
    • Sichuan Spicy flavor
  • Haorenjia Hot Pot Base
    • Sichuan Mala flavor
    • Tomato flavor
  • Kikkoman Hon Tsuyu Soup Base

Sauces (choose 2+):

  • Soy sauce
  • Chili oil (e.g. Lao Gan Ma, Fly by Jing)
  • Chili garlic sauce
  • Shacha sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame paste
  • Scallions, cilantro, minced garlic, chilis

Proteins (1+ of each):

  • Thinly sliced meat: pork belly, beef short rib, lamb
  • Prepared meatballs and sausages
  • Tofu: firm, medium firm, egg tofu
  • Soy products with bite: Abura Age Fried tofu, dried bean curd

Veggies (1+ of each):

  • Leafy: pea shoots, bok choy, choy sum
  • Mushrooms: maitake, wood ear, beech, enoki
  • Root: nagaimo, yam, daikon radish, lotus root

Noodles & Dumplings:

  • Instant ramen or udon
  • Fresh noodles
  • Vermicelli noodles
  • Your favorite dumplings!

Step by step

step 1

Wash, chop, and lay out ingredients.

step 2

Follow package instructions to make hot pot base and bring to boil in a large pot.

step 3

Cook ingredients & enjoy with sauces and good company 😊.

step 4

Cap off the meal by cooking noodles last to let them soak in all the flavor.