Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thai's Hot Pot - Lẩu Thái

Yesterday we had Thai's seafood hot pot(火锅, huǒ guō) for dinner. Originally, we wanted to make something else but since the weather is so gloomy and cold, we think hot pot is more suitable. A bowl of fragrant seafood soup is perfect is in this type of chilly weather.

Hot pot usually is consists of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. You can buy any type of meats, and veggies you desire. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce. I made my sauce using sha sha sauce and mixed with other ingredients. In many areas, hot pot meals are often eaten in the winter.

I like Thai's flavor better because it has lemongrass and Tom Yum paste.

You can also add beef, chicken or pork.

I made the chicken stock on the day before. This way, you can take out the excess impurities, and FAT. The last thing you want is to have FAT blocking your arteries.
For the seafood, we have salmon, cat fish, shrimps, talapia, scallops.
We went to Costco, and saw mussels. We decided to purchase one bag as well.

You can't have hotpot with out mushrooms. I love the King Oyster mushroom. They have the crunchy and chewy texture. And they are good with soup.

Soup would not be good without pineapple. They were so sweet . Of course, we have okra, tomatoes, and watercrest as well.

This is another seafood platter.

For veggies, we have napa cabbage, banana flower, and Chrysanthemum leaves is also known as tong ho or tang o. We also have bean sprout and tofu.

We just got started, and waiting for the stock to be boiled.

Voila`! It's ready. Check it out! Yummy seafood hot pot is coming your way baby.

Here is the whole table set up.
We invite you all to sit down with us and enjoy a wonderful fragrant Thai's seafood Hot pot.
Bon Appetite!


PinzDaily said...

This looks sooo delicious yum yum. I like this mussels in Lau Thai, too.

Zoe said...

Thank you. It was so good. We sure enjoyed it.


Maangchi said...

oh, my! It looks very delicious! Look at the all good seafood ingredients. I love it. : )

Anonymous said...

How do u make the broth? Thanks!