Instead of throwing a traditional Christmas dinner, why don’t you host a steamboat party instead! Here are 4 easy steps. Adjust ingredients according to the size of your party.
STEP 1: Get a pot
You can easily get a medium sized pot and a portable induction cooker at any electrical retail outlet at an affordable price. Trust me, you’re going to need it for more delicious steamboat parties you’ll be hosting in the future 😉 A more pocket-friendly alternative is to borrow one from a friend.
STEP 2: Buy the ingredients
You want a selection of ingredients, ranging from frozen packaged foods to fresh ingredients. You can find these items by CYL Food Sdn Bhd on Jocom and have them delivered right at your doorstep! Just remember to do this a few days in advanced so you can marinade the ingredients. The possibilities are endless, so do ask your guests on what they prefer. Here are some of my must-haves at a steamboat party!
Other items that you may need to prepare are dipping sauces such as chili sauce and soy sauce, are also available on Jocom:
STEP 3: Prepare the soup (base)
Boil water with stock cubes to save time. Don’t worry about it too much because after you cook the raw ingredients in the soup (such as leeks, carrots, garlic, prawns, clams and etc.), it will enhance the flavours of soup. A popular soup base to use is chicken or vegetarian but our personal favourite is tom yam – a clear, spicy and sour soup. Buy Knorr Tom Yam Stock cubes from Jocom here:
TIP: Save the soup for last. It’ll be packed with flavours and your guests will be scooping for seconds!
STEP 4: Eat Up!
Well, this is self-explanatory, but just in case you’re new to this, add the ingredients into the soup and wait for them to cook. Steamboat parties are always big fun because it gets people talking and interacting with one another. Top it off with delicious food, what is there NOT to like?