Chinese Hot Pot Menu

yunyuan hotpot

The hot pot (火锅 huoguo /hwor-gwor/) has a long history in China. It originated in the north, where people ate it to fend off the severe winter chill. It spread to the south during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 906). Later, northern nomads who settled in China enhanced the hot pot with beef and mutton, and southerners did the same with seafood. In the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911), the hot pot became popular throughout the whole of China. In some villages every meal of the winter is a hot pot meal!

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Hot Pot Menu

EnglishChinesePronunciationCharacters
Cow Stomachmáo dùMaoww doo毛肚
Cow Stomachniú bǎi yèNyoh beye yeah牛百叶
Frozen Rolled Beefniúròu juànNyoh-roh jwen牛肉卷
Frozen Rolled Muttonyángròu juànYang-roh jwen羊肉卷
Pork Tenderloinlǐjí ròuLee-jee roh里脊肉
Pig’s Kidneyzhū yāoJoo yaoww猪腰
Pig’s Brainzhū nǎoJoo naoww猪脑
SausagexiāngchángSshyang-chung香肠
Luncheon Meatwǔcān ròuWoo-tsan roh午餐肉
Chicken WingjīchìJee-chrr鸡翅
Chicken Feetjī zhuǎJee-jwaa鸡爪
Frozen Duck Intestineyā chángYaa chung鸭肠
Duck Tongueyā shéYaa sher鸭舌
Boneless Fish Slicesyú piànYoo pyen鱼片
Fish Ballsyú wánYoo-wann鱼丸
Crab Sticksxiè liǔSshyeah-lyoh蟹柳
Shrimp Meatballsxiā wánSshyaa-wann虾丸
SquidyóuyúYoh-yoo鱿鱼
Quail Eggsānchún dànAn-chwnn dan鹌鹑蛋

Vegetarian Extras

EnglishChinesePronunciationCharacters
Bean Curd Skindòufu píDoh-foo pee豆腐皮
Instant NoodlesfāngbiànmiànFung-byen-myen方便面
Edible Tree Fungusmù'ěrMoo-er木耳
Shitake MushroomsXxiānggūSshyang-goo香菇
Needle MushroomsjīnzhēngūJin-jnn-goo金针菇
KelphǎidàiHeye-deye海带
VegetablesshūcàiShoo-tseye蔬菜
Lotus Root SlicesǑu piànOh pyen藕片
Oriental Giant Radish Slicesbáiluóbo piànBeye-lwor-bor pyen白萝卜片
CorianderxiāngcàiSshyang-tseye香菜
Bamboo ShootzhúsǔnJoo-swnn竹笋

Pots and Dishes

EnglishChinesePronunciationCharacters
Split Pot (spicy and plain sides)yuānyāng guō dǐYwen-yang gwor dee鸳鸯锅底
Spicy Potquán là guō dǐChwen laa gwor dee全辣锅底
Sesame Oil Dishmáyóu diéMaa-yoh dyeah麻油碟
Pickled Tofu Dishfǔrǔ diéFoo-roo dyeah腐乳碟

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