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Korean Hot Pot

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I had this yummy and warm hot-pot with some homemade kimchee and a Korean style spinach salad. Real comfort food! Highly recommend this dish to everyone who likes Korean food.















4 mushrooms, shiitake
dried, or fresh
1 tablespoon garlic
freshly chopped
1 inch ginger
freshly peeled and minced
½ cup cilantro
stems and leaves separated and finely chopped
½ bunch scallions, spring or green onions
½ tablespoon black peppercorns
whole kernels
½ tablespoon chili garlic sauce
4 cups stock
any broth, or water
3 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
or to taste
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
or to taste
1 block tofu
cut into 1/2-inch cubes, optional
2 cups mushrooms
fresh, any kind, sliced or chopped
½ bunch spinach
freshly cleaned
4 ounces noodles
sweet potato noodles, or soba noodles
To serve:
scallions, spring or green onions
hot chili peppers
fresh, red and sliced


To make the stock:

Add the mushrooms, garlic, ginger, cilantro stems, scallions, peppercorns, chili garlic sauce if needed, and broth or water into a medium saucepan.

Cover, bring to a boil, add the tofu cubes into the pot, reduce the heat and gently simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to sit for half an hour to 1 hour.

Drain the stock through a sieve, reserve the mushrooms and tofu, and discard all the other ingredients in the sieve. Slice the mushrooms, and return the mushrooms and tofu to the pot.

To make the hot-pot:

Meanwhile bring another large pot of water to a boil.

If using sweet potato noodles, add the sweet potato noodles into the bowl and soak them for 10 minutes until soft, or follow the instruction on the package.

If using soba noodles, boil the noodles according to the direction on the package until cooked. Drain and set aside.

Heat a large heavy pot or Korean stone pot over medium-high heat.

Add the mushrooms into the pot, bring to boil, and let boil for about 4 minutes. Stir in the spinach, and cook until the leaves are wilted. Add the prepared sweet potato noodles. Remove from the heat.

Season with reserved soy sauce and vinegar, you may need more or less according to your own taste.

To serve:

Serve hot and sprinkle scallions, reserved cilantro leaves, and red hot chilis on top.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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How can the amount of sodium be reduced?

over 4 years ago

Thanks for the comment. For some reason, the sodium in nutrition fact is not accurate. It shouldn't be that high. If you just follow the recipe, it would not be that amount of salt per serving. Of course, you can always add more or less soy sauce in the end to your own taste. Hope this helps. Happy Cooking :)


When you “drain the stock through a sieve” do you save the stock or discard? It wasn’t clear.

over 2 years ago

Did you get a reply personally? I would think you would drain the stock into another bowl, pick out the mushrooms and tofu, then when you put the hotpot to heat up further down you would have the stock you've already made put in there and brought to a boil again. I would imagine that the stock is helping flavour the hotpot. The noodles are being drained, not keeping that water, but then replacing that with the broth stock you've already made you then re-add the mushrooms, bring to a boil, then add the spinach, noodles, etc...etc...


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 376g (13.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 17128% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 1060mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 81% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 20% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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