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Steamboat (a food actually!) or better described as hot pot is famous reunion icon for Chinese ethnic in South East Asia who observe Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. A pot of stock soup that can be prepared in advance from slices of jicama, onions and pork ribs, this dish is pretty easy when it comes to preparation. Not much heavy cooking is required.
Steamboat or Hot Pot
With a simmering hot metal pot with stock soup in the centerstage, everybody would take a seat surrounding it. Vegetables from a selection of mushroom, green leafy ones to Chinese cabbage, broccoli or tofu and meats or seafood of all variety can be tossed into the soup. Once they well cooked, it is ready to picked up and consumed according to one's liking.


Little Chef chopping carrot
This year, we were lucky to have a little chef to assist in the prep at our kitchen. From chopping carrot, breaking broccoli floret to peeling onions, the little hands were eager to play and toy with these brilliant vegetables.
Little Chef with broccoli
Little Chef is peeling onion
Happy Lunar Year! May the year of Fire Monkey brings you great health, joy and happiness in abundance.

p.s. By the way, Lunar New Year is celebrated for 15 days, technically it started from 8 Feb through 22 Feb 2016 at which is Chap Goh Mei (15th day of Chinese New Year or Chinese Valentine's Day)


Last Updated (Sunday, 14 February 2016 15:27)