What Are Chinese Hot Pots, Japanese Nabemono, and Korean Budae Jiigae – see here!

Have you ever made a soup before? Surprisingly, not all Canadians have. We’re talking like a really good soup! The kind where you mix in your ingredients one by one, from thin meats to mushrooms, shrimp, lettuce, noodles, herbs, spices, and more. Nothing’s better than a pot of simmering, seasoned broth heated on an induction burner. Here are some sources of where recipes and recommendations can be found on how to make a great soup.

Chinese Hot Pots

Chinese hot pot recipes are readily available online and have long been a trademark of regional Chinese eating. The use of noodles, different herbs and spices, veggies, and so much more, Chinese hot pot dishes are brilliant, bubbly, hot, and so utterly delicious. If you have a hot pot waiting for you at home, there’s arguably no better use of it than the experience of putting together a Chinese meal. American soup doesn’t compare! This is one of several Asian-influenced hot pot uses worth visiting for lovers of warm meals.

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Japanese Nabemono

A Japanese Nabemono has been called Japan’s most heart-warming hot pot dish. Like other Asian soups, such as pho, there are dozens of varieties on traditional Nabemono. Cooked in a broth, you’ll find things like fresh vegetables, meat, seafood, tofu, and soybean products in with seasonal ingredients. Alternative Nabemono recipes are common online, with families putting together a wide array of different proteins and veggies. You can almost make it from anything, as long as you have the broth right. It’s a great gift to have waiting for you at home after a cold Canadian winter day out, or to have for a house party.

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Korean Budae Jiigae

Korean Budae Jiigae is an army stew, a very popular Korean hot pot dish. It’s commonly made loaded with kimchi, spam, sausages, ramen noodles, and a mix of herbs and spices. It’s a massively popular comfort food, is reasonably easy to make, and brings together a fusion of American and Korean influence. The origins of Budae Jiigae are from the 1950s when food was scarce and so families began to use surplus processed foods from US military bases, hence the spam and sausage. There are a number of Korean Budae Jiigae hot pot recipes online that are well worth checking out!

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