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Asian cuisine often requires soup and vegetables mixed together and eaten while still hot. Keeping it hot is not a challenge for tropical countries since the weather is split between dry or wet conditions.
But it’s a different story for other places. Some countries experience having four seasons. During these cold weather is when they eat these kinds of hot food.
When selecting a fire pot, you should
In purchasing the fire pots, consider the following features that the product must have.
First, it must complement your cooking style. An example of that will be the depth of the pot and if you can see-through the pot while cooking.
Second is its functionality. As much as possible, the fire pot should be non-stick and heats up quickly and evenly. The heat should also be retained in the fire pot for a specific amount of time.
Lastly, fire pots should be easy to clean and maintain.
Ceramic fire pot and soup
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Interestingly, the tropical counties in Southeast Asia, and the four-seasoned counties in East Asia, have their respective ceramic fire pot and respective dishes with soup.
For instance, Koreans have their crazy Korean cooking ceramic stone bowl hot pot with their signature soup food: Kimchi Kongnamul Guk (Soybean Sprout Soup with Kimchi). They also have Happycall Co., Ltd. ceramic stew fire pot with tempered glass and stainless steel.
Mongolia has their Sonya’s stainless steel electric hot pot which enables you can cook 2 different kinds of food as it is equipped with a divider in the middle. One of the most popular soup that they cook using the hot pot is the Mongolian Bone Marrow Broth.
For China, there is the Wok Shop stainless steel hot pot, with portable butane stove. There are a lot of broths that you can cook it with, from Egg Drop Soup receipe to the spiciest hot pot in Chongqing.
The Thais have their traditional clay hot pot which can serve up to 4 people. One of the most popular Thai food cooked using the clay pot will be Tom Yum Talay (vegetable broth with seafood).
Japan has also their own dish and cooking instrument. One of their most popular dish is nabe, a mixture of vegetable and light meat.
Kyocera is one of the leading ceramic kitchenware manufacturer, and their fire pot is being used in making nabe in Japan.
Each country has their own way of cooking authentic traditional cuisine. Some prefer sticking to their authentic way of cooking while others adapt to modern technology and maximize the cooking time. Regardless of how you decided to cook a certain dish, what is important is to make sure that the food being served with passion and are healthy.