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Easy Thai-Inspired Hot Pot Recipe

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This hot pot recipe provides a flavorful journey through the diverse world of Thai cuisine, allowing you to build a delicious broth with your preferred ingredients, such as meats, noodles, and vegetables. Freshness is essential in ingredient selection while dipping sauces add an extra layer of flavor and excitement to your hot pot experience. 

Beyond being a comforting meal, hot pot is suitable for any season and often carries cultural significance, evoking nostalgia and a sense of togetherness when enjoyed with loved ones. This article will guide you through constructing our Thai-inspired hot pot recipe.

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How to Make Hot Pot Broth

To make a quick vegetable broth for 1-3 people, take a 2-quart pot, fill it a little more than halfway with water, and bring it to a soft boil. Use a sharp knife to slice a cup of onions, celery, and napa cabbage. Once they are all sliced, add them into the pot with a tablespoon of clear soup seasoning and two tablespoons of thin soy sauce. Bring the heat down to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes to let the flavors come together. Strain the vegetables, and you’re now ready to savor the deliciousness of your quick and easy vegetable broth with a delightful sip and slurp!

Hot Pot Sauce Recipe

Begin with a cup of Pantai Cantonese Suki Sauce and squeeze half a lime into your mixing container. Chop three cloves of garlic, three Thai chilis (or more for extra spiciness), and a few cilantro sprigs.

hot pot sauce recipe

Once prepared, combine all the ingredients and stir well to create a zesty and aromatic sauce that will elevate your hot pot experience.

Prepare Your Meat, Vegetables, and Noodles

Hot pot offers extensive customization, enabling you to select flavors based on your cravings or available ingredients in your fridge. To prepare your meat, thinly slice it to maintain tenderness during cooking, and similarly, slice your vegetables into bite-sized pieces.

hot pot vegetables

We sliced just less than a pound of pork loin. We marinated the slices for 30 minutes in one tablespoon of coconut oil, one teaspoon of tapioca flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, two tablespoons of water, and three tablespoons of thin sauce soy sauce.

hot pot marinated pork, fish tofu, egg

This Thai-inspired hot pot recipe uses:

  • Thinly sliced pork loin
  • Egg
  • Fish tofu
  • Water spinach
  • Napa cabbage
  • Celery
  • Beech mushroom
  • Instant ramen moodles

Other ingredient options:

  • Sliced beef
  • Meatball
  • Fishball
  • Tofu
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Baby scallops
  • Watercress
  • Bok choy 
  • Enoki mushrooms
  • Glass noodles 
  • Egg noodles
  • And more!

Building the Hot Pot Experience

Once your vegetable broth is prepared, pour it into your hot pot cooker. We recommend using the Hytric Electric Cooker, which is perfectly sized for 1-3 people. Heat the electric cooker to bring the broth back to the desired temperature. Start cooking your egg noodles first, as they take longer than other types. You can either cook them fully and transfer them to your plate or cook them until they’re nearly done and add your vegetables for the final few minutes of cooking. Then, add your meat and cook it until done. If you prefer a poached egg, it’s best to add it later to prevent it from falling apart; poach it for a few minutes, adjusting for your desired level of doneness. Mastering the perfect poached egg may take some practice. Alternatively, you can scramble an egg and swirl it into the noodles to create a texture reminiscent of egg drop soup.

hot pot cooker with vegetables, mushrooms and noodles

How to Construct Your Bowl

Combine the cooked noodles, vegetables, meat, and egg in your bowl. Pour a few spoonfuls of broth over the ingredients, add a spoonful of hot pot sauce, mix thoroughly, and add more sauce to your liking. Enjoy!

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Thai-Inspired Hot Pot Recipe

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Experience Thai cuisine through our customizable hot pot recipe with a flavorful broth and zesty homemade sauce for a delightful culinary adventure.
prep time
35 minutes
cooking time
5 minutes
servings
1-3
total time
40 minutes

Equipment

  • 2 quart or 4 quart pot to make the broth

  • Hot Pot Electric Cooker or Butane Stove with Hot Pot pot with divider

Ingredients

  • Broth

  • 1.5 quarts of water

  • Cup of sliced onions

  • Cup of sliced celery

  • Cup of sliced napa cabbage

  • Tablespoon of clear soup seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons of thin soy sauce

  • Hot Pot Sauce

  • Cup of Pantai Cantonese Suki Sauce

  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped

  • 3 Thai chilis chopped

  • A few sprigs of cilantro chopped

  • Hot Pot Ingredients

  • Napa Cabbage

  • Watercress spinach

  • Beech mushrooms

  • Sliced marinated pork loin

  • Egg

  • Fish Tofu

  • Egg Noodles

Instructions

1

Hot Poth Broth

For 1-3 people, take a 2-quart pot, fill it little more than halfway with water, and bring it to a soft boil.
2
Add a cup of sliced onions, a cup of celery, a cup of napa cabbage, a tablespoon of clear soup seasoning, and two tablespoons of thin soy sauce.
3
Bring the heat down to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes. Strain the vegetables and transfer your broth into your hot pot container.
4

Hot Pot Sauce

Measure a cup of Pantai Cantonese Suki Sauce and squeeze half a lime into your mixing bowl
5
Add the chopped garlic, Thai chili, and cilantro into the mixing bowl. Combine all the ingredients and stir well.
6

Hot Pot

Once your broth is heated to your desired temperature in the hot pot cooker, add your noodles. Once the noodles are close to done (about 5 minutes) add your meat and vegetables.
7
The temperature of your broth and thickness of your meat and vegetables will determine how long you should cook them for. Check for desired color/cook of your meat and tenderness of vegetables after one - two minutes.
8
Remove your ingredients to your personal bowl once cooked. Add your desired amount of hot pot sauce to your bowl and mix.
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