If you've never had hot pot before, you're missing out. It's a popular way of serving dinner in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese cuisine and it's economical and easy once you've got the right equipment. There's a little bit of upfront investment in terms of pantry staples and a portable gas stove, but it's well worth it.
So how does it work? While there are variations across cuisines in terms of raw ingredients and sauces, basically hot pot boils down to four components: proteins, vegetables, noodles, and sauces. Once you've got all of the ingredients together, hot pot heaven is just around the corner.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.