Entertaining: Hot Pot Party

26 Aug

In 2013, I went to a hot pot house party. The hosts told us not to bring anything except dessert and/or beverage of our choice. That was great! I did not know what to do bring anyways. The hot pot party was a hit and I totally love it.

My friends put this hot pot together at a friend's house

My friends put this hot pot together at a friend’s house

My friends put this hot pot together at a friend's house

My friends put this hot pot together at a friend’s house

My friends put this hot pot together at a friend's house

My friends put this hot pot together at a friend’s house

Even the kids are eating

Even the kids are eating

 

I entertained my 80 year old parents and see what they think about it. I bought four sets of dishes and the table-top gas burner. Then, I proceeded to an Asian grocery store and asked around what are the ingredients for a hot pot. There was a whole isle of hot pot ideas! The hot pot to was a hit for my parents.

My 80 year old parents loved the hot pot

My 80 year old parents loved the hot pot

Hosting my parents with hot pot

Hosting my parents with hot pot

 

After a year of not doing hot pot, I asked my girlfriends how they feel about doing hot pot and hang out. Wow! They were up to it.

I brought the four sets of dishes, table-top gas burner and a big divided pot and the following ingredients:

baby bok choi, long white radish, julienned carrots & bamboo shoots, enoki & beech mushrooms and condiments.

Baby bok choi

Baby bok choi

Long white radish

Long white radish

Julianned carrots and bamboo shoots

Julianned carrots and bamboo shoots

Enoki mushrooms

Enoki mushrooms

Beech mushrooms

Beech mushrooms

Condiments

Condiments (Goma Shabu & Pon Shabu)

 

Everyone else brought the following ingredients:

Thinly sliced beef, shrimp, soup base (tom ka gai-coconut chicken soup, miso soup and a regular chicken stock), different kinds of fish balls, beef balls, tofu, cilantro, Chinese cabbage, Lemon grass for the soup and different kinds of cooked noodles

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Whatever we made was enough for ten. It was super easy to make since you put whatever ingredient you want to put in the pot. After an hour of eating, we were full but we know what we ate was healthy. We actually decided not to clean up right away, thinking that we will have seconds an hour or two later ~ but being girls, we were stuffed.

I will definitely entertain with hot pot again. Will you join me?

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