Chinese hotpot (火锅 huǒguō)  literally “fire-pot”, with its history of over 1,000 years, is one of the most traditional and popular meals in China. The concept is very simple: a simmering metal pot with broth boils at the center of a table and people can add and cook all the raw ingredients they like in the broth. What makes hotpot so popular? It’s not just the fact you get to cook and to eat what you like as you please, but also, you get to do this while socializing, chatting, drinking and having fun with your friends and family.

Going to a hotpot place can be a lot of fun, but it can be also confusing for foreigners, especially when you don’t have a Chinese friend to help you… Follow these 5 tips of our HOTPOT Guide and you will enjoy your hotpot night as natives do!




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