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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Slider

What is Hot Pot?

What is Hot Pot?

  A hot pot is a simmering pot of broth that sits in the center of the table while various ingredients are added, cooked and removed. This is a very traditional style of dining with over 1,000 years of history in China. ___________________________________________ How to Eat Hot Pot     Here is a simple description of how things work here at Hotto Potto: Step 1: Choose your broth. We have meat and vegetarian options with your choice of spice (non- to numb-spicy). Step 2: Choose your ingredients. Take your pick of our wide selection of meats, seafood, vegetables, dumplings, tofu, noodles, and more! Step 3: While your broth boils, make your own sauce using our tray of homemade sauces. Flavors range from savory to spicy to sweet. Step 4: Add and cook your ingredients. Suggested minimum cooking times are on your table. Step 5: Remove your cooked ingredients from the pot with the slotted and soup ladles. Step 6: Top with your sauce, or dip. Step 7: Enjoy! ___________________________________________ The History of Hot Pot...

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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Slider

Hot Pot History

Hot Pot History

Centuries ago the Mongol horsemen rode across Asia, those fearless warriors never bothered carrying cooking utensils.  They rigged their shields over campfires to sear meat and nestled upturned helmets in the embers to simmer soup. The Chinese emperors built the Great Wall of China to keep the invaders, but the allure of the simmering broth had already won them over. Hot Pot became one of China’s signature dishes and Mongolian Hot Pot traveled further than the Mongols themselves ever did. The earliest Mongolian hot pots simply held water.  But as the dish spread to other parts of the country, it picked up local ingredients and embellishments.  In the Southern part of China, seafood and vegetables are the main ingredients for hot pot.  In the winter seasons, when chilly temperatures and frigid winds prevail over the land, the people liked to eat food that instantly warms their bodies and lifts their spirits.  For that, the hot pot is a delicious and hearty choice.  Families and groups of friends sit around a...

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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Slider

Secret Sauces

Secret Sauces

Our secret sauces are what really makes us shine. You have the power to combine sauces to get the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. We have a large variety of homemade sauces to experiment with and create something amazing. We are now bottling our sauces, so be sure to ask us how you can get your hands on a...

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