Steamboat is The Chinese Equivalent of Fondue

Steamboat is a broth based cooking technique which is popular in China, Southeast Asia, and other places. Some people say that the word Steamboat originated from mispronunciation of the words 'Steam Bowl'. Steamboat is a communal cooking experience where each guest selects their own choice of ingredients and cooks them on a burner at the table. While very popular as an 'At Your Table Buffet' in restaurants, Steamboat is also very feasible to make at home. See some more information which I wrote about Steamboat here. Some ideas for making Steamboat at home: Select one type of broth Choose whatever additional ingredients that you may like
  • Noodles (Bee Hoon, Kway Teow, Yellow Egg, Glass)
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fish Ball
  • Cuttlefish Balls
  • Prawn Balls
  • Fish Slices
  • Sotong
  • Prawn
  • Scallops
  • Artificial Crab Slices
  • Chicken Meat Slices
  • Pork Meat Slices
  • Beef Balls
  • Wonton Dumplings
  • Mushrooms (Golden, Straw, Button)
  • Tofu
  • Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Szechuan Vegetables
  • Soy Sauce
  • Chili Sauce
The spicy dipping sauce used at Coca Restaurant in Singapore is excellent. It is a secret recipe, but I have a pretty good idea of some of its primary components.