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

English Chinese Pronunciation Characters
Cow Stomach máo dù Maoww doo 毛肚
Cow Stomach niú bǎi yè Nyoh beye yeah 牛百叶
Frozen Rolled Beef niúròu juàn Nyoh-roh jwen 牛肉卷
Frozen Rolled Mutton yángròu juàn Yang-roh jwen 羊肉卷
Pork Tenderloin lǐjí ròu Lee-jee roh 里脊肉
Pig’s Kidney zhū yāo Joo yaoww 猪腰
Pig’s Brain zhū nǎo Joo naoww 猪脑
Sausage xiāngcháng Sshyang-chung 香肠
Luncheon Meat wǔcān ròu Woo-tsan roh 午餐肉
Chicken Wing jīchì Jee-chrr 鸡翅
Chicken Feet jī zhuǎ Jee-jwaa 鸡爪
Frozen Duck Intestine yā cháng Yaa chung 鸭肠
Duck Tongue yā shé Yaa sher 鸭舌
Boneless Fish Slices yú piàn Yoo pyen 鱼片
Fish Balls yú wán Yoo-wann 鱼丸
Crab Sticks xiè liǔ Sshyeah-lyoh 蟹柳
Shrimp Meatballs xiā wán Sshyaa-wann 虾丸
Squid yóuyú Yoh-yoo 鱿鱼
Quail Eggs ānchún dàn An-chwnn dan 鹌鹑蛋

Vegetarian Extras

English Chinese Pronunciation Characters
Bean Curd Skin dòufu pí Doh-foo pee 豆腐皮
Instant Noodles fāngbiànmiàn Fung-byen-myen 方便面
Edible Tree Fungus mù'ěr Moo-er 木耳
Shitake Mushrooms Xxiānggū Sshyang-goo 香菇
Needle Mushrooms jīnzhēngū Jin-jnn-goo 金针菇
Kelp hǎidài Heye-deye 海带
Vegetables shūcài Shoo-tseye 蔬菜
Lotus Root Slices Ǒu piàn Oh pyen 藕片
Oriental Giant Radish Slices báiluóbo piàn Beye-lwor-bor pyen 白萝卜片
Coriander xiāngcài Sshyang-tseye 香菜
Bamboo Shoot zhúsǔn Joo-swnn 竹笋

Pots and Dishes

English Chinese Pronunciation Characters
Split Pot (spicy and plain sides) yuānyāng guō dǐ Ywen-yang gwor dee 鸳鸯锅底
Spicy Pot quán là guō dǐ Chwen laa gwor dee 全辣锅底
Sesame Oil Dish máyóu dié Maa-yoh dyeah 麻油碟
Pickled Tofu Dish fǔrǔ dié Foo-roo dyeah 腐乳碟

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