Vietnamese Hot Pot With A Twist


This post was originally supposed to be a recipe post about Vietnamese-style hot pot… but then it sat in my drafts for a week. And now I’m at the point where I’ve eaten hot pot six days in a row….

It’s quickly become a favorite of my friends because it is inexpensive to make and sooo delicious! Here’s what we use.

I tweaked the traditional recipe my parents gave me, and gave it a modern twist and adapted it for me and my friends!


  • Tom yum paste (Vietnamese hot pot specific)
  • Chili garlic paste or sriracha
  • Chopped up cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Chicken broth
  • Butter (just a pat!)

The dippings

  • Noodles
  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Sliced thin beef
  • Shrimp
  • Chicken
  • Broccoli
  • Thinly sliced potatoes
  • Tofu

Dipping sauce

  • Hoisin sauce
  • Sriracha or garlic chili paste

We’ve made it at least four times. 

I have seemed to have lost count.

It’s definitely a social dish and a fun dish to enjoy! All you do is boil your base in a hot pot and leave it boiling and add things as you go… it’s really just that simple.

I have a specific hot pot that I use that stays plugged in and sits at our kitchen table.
I definitely love sharing traditions with my friends, but even more… I love creating new ones.

What’s your favorite social dish?



6 thoughts on “Vietnamese Hot Pot With A Twist

  1. Looks so good minus the mushrooms!!

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  2. Looks soooo good! In my case especially with the mushrooms! πŸ™‚

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    1. I looove mushrooms! They get super tender and flavorful in hot pot!

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      1. I know right! They’re probably one of my favorite veggies if not the one! πŸ™‚

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      2. I agree completely… I love them in hot pot so much that sometimes I need two types lol.

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