Chinese Hotpot Recipe: A Flavorful and Interactive Meal for Sharing

Hotpot, also known as “huoguo,” is a popular Chinese dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. This delicious meal involves cooking a variety of fresh ingredients in a simmering pot of soup or broth, placed at the center of a dining table.

Hotpot is not only a tasty and healthy meal, but it’s also a fun and interactive dining experience, perfect for sharing with friends and family. In this post, we’ll share a popular Chinese hotpot recipe that you can easily make at home.

Get ready to savor the delicious flavors of this classic dish and enjoy a memorable meal with your loved ones!

Popular Chinese hotpot recipe with Beef or Chicken:


  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef (or lamb, chicken, or seafood)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced Napa cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced daikon radish
  • 1 cup sliced tofu
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup sliced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil (optional)


  1. Arrange the sliced beef and other ingredients on plates and set aside.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a hotpot or a large pot over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  4. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil.

  5. Add the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, Shaoxing wine, and chili oil (if using) and stir to combine.

  6. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for a few minutes.

  7. Transfer the hotpot to a portable burner and place it at the center of the dining table.

  8. Let diners add their desired ingredients to the simmering broth and cook for a few minutes until tender.

  9. Serve with dipping sauces, such as soy sauce, sesame oil, or chili sauce, and garnish with green onions and cilantro.

Note: You can adjust the ingredients and seasoning according to your personal preference. You can also use a different type of broth or add other ingredients such as dumplings, fish balls, or enoki mushrooms.


Until Next Time… Be Well!