Asian Fusion Vegan Hot Pot

November 4, 2010 by Keri

Hey, look, I finally made it out of the Philippines!  The recipe for Hot Pot With Udon Noodles (page 82) can be found in Asian Fusion‘s Japanese section, the section I was supposed to make supposed to make sushi from before my great sushi-making curse struck once again.  According to the book, Japanese hot pots are a classic family-style meal.  A big pot of broth goes on the stove, and each person can customize their own bowl by choosing from a variety of bite-sized vegetable pieces to cook in the pot.  In their bowl, the hot vegetables and ladle-fulls of the broth are then poured over noodles.

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Our Asian Fusion hot pot veggie buffet consisted of spinach, napa cabbage, carrots, edamame, shitake mushrooms, tofu cubes, and udon.  I followed the broth recipe combining vegetable stock, soy sauce, mirin, bouillon, salt, and pepper, but for a little extra flavor, I added a strip of kombu to cook with the broth.  I love the sea flavor, and kombu can be used like the Asian equivalent of bay leaf; It just adds a little something extra!  I did pick up all this produce specifically to make this, but a hot pot buffet would be the perfect way to use up the extra produce at the end of the week.  You can’t beat keeping produce from going to waste and everyone leaving the table full, warm, and happy!

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  1. Ilana says:

    A few summers ago I was in Thailand and there is a chain of family restaurants that looked like the equivalent of an American Applebee’s except for the fact that every table had a burner in the center and you ordered whatever you wanted to go in the hot pot. Incredibly memorable experience, thank you for bringing it up in my mind!

  2. celyn says:

    Pretty photos!

  3. Noelle says:

    Yum yumy yum! I have asked for this cookbook! I can’t wait cause you KNOW this is my fav cuisine! I did the survey today so go and check it out! 😀

  4. Mo says:

    Omigoodness! This looks so amazing!