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Hot Pot at Home

For maximum authenticity, get as much variety as you can. Use the scale button to change for number of guests. See post for more ingredient suggestions.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: hot pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 888kcal


  • induction burner
  • wide shallow pot


  • 1 package hot pot soup mix see notes for substitution
  • 1 lb meat at least 2 kinds, thinly sliced ribeye and pork jowl preferred
  • 1 lb seafood at least 2 kinds, shrimp and salmon preferred
  • 1.5 lb vegetables oyster mushrooms, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes preferred
  • 1 lb tofu 1/2 firm and 1/2 tofu puffs preferred
  • 8 dumplings such as gyoza or potstickers
  • 8 fish balls
  • 8 meatballs vietnamese preferred, ikea if needed
  • 1 lb noodles frozen sanuki udon preferred

Hot Pot Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce sweet soy sauce preferred
  • 2 tbsp green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Thai bird’s eye chili sliced, optional

Mike's Hot Pot Sauce

  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp shacha optional


  • Arrange all ingredients on separate platters, keeping the meats together, seafood together, and dumplings and meatballs together, so as not to cross contaminate. Or just arrange each ingredient on its own plate.
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  • Combine your soup mix with enough water to fill the pot 1” from the top. Bring your soup to a boil at the table. See notes for soup mix alternatives.
  • Make the sauces: combine sauce ingredients and let sit for 1 minute in two separate bowls. Taste and adjust as needed. See post for sauce alternatives.
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  • Set place settings, divvy up sauces, and pour drinks. Prepare and set aside a carafe or pitcher of water to refill the soup when it gets low. Enjoy!
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If you can’t get your hands on a hot pot soup packet, combine 1 quart chicken stock, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil, 1 tbsp sliced ginger, and 1 tbsp chopped green onions, and enough water to fill up your pot.
You can also use instant dashi powder.
Estimated nutrition doesn’t include sauce or soup.


Calories: 888kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.4g | Protein: 130.6g | Fat: 25.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 860mg | Potassium: 1408mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 5.9g