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22nd October 2011

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A Chinese steamboat (or hot pot), courtesy of my fab friend Michelle Daley’s lovely mother, Janet.

A steamboat is a sort of Asian fondue-stew, with similar ingredients to a Japanese ramen. It’s a fantastically social meal where meats, vegetables, fish, dumplings and noodles are all simmered in a communal pot of stock on the table. The various bits are fished out and eaten with or before the broth they’ve been cooked in, often with some yummy dipping sauces.

This was my first steamboat and I was crazily eager to try it. I was not disappointed. Healthy, delicious and super-social, it was great fun. Thanks Janet!

 
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