Vegetarian Hot Pot

Winter 2004, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Quick to prepare, this Asian-style noodle soup has all the makings of a one-pot meal. To punch up the heat, add a dab of chile-garlic sauce.

"I added extra garlic (minced) to the broth, and we added raw peeled shrimp during the last step as we are not vegetarians. Better than expected! I have never had great luck cooking asian foods and this one will be a keeper! "
Vegetarian Hot Pot

16 Reviews for Vegetarian Hot Pot


I enjoyed the simplicity of this recipe, and turned out great. I didn't use any noodles...figure they are just extra, unnecessary calories. I added sriracha and lime juice, and garnished with cilantro which was a really nice touch. I had a very small amount of shrimp that I threw in as well and next time I will add more! the flavors worked so well with the shrimp.

I love this dish

This dish is just about perfect! I so love all the tastes. Suggest you make exactly as written the first time, then see if you want any changes. I think it's perfect exactly as written. Love it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Great for any meal and easy to make
Heavy Rotation in Winter

Absolutely love this soup. You won't miss the meat. Frequently add siracha and/or chilli sauce cause we love our food spicy.

Fast, Cheap, Pantry Ingredients
Needs some tweaking

This is a good recipe, it just needs some tweaking to make it great. The biggest improvement for me was adding a tablespoon of miso to the broth. If you do this you should also add two cups of water. This gives a better ratio of broth-to-solids and adds some great flavor from the miso. Also, I would use Soba noodes and add them at the end. You don't want to overcook the noodes!

Also, it should be noted that "hot pots" or "noodle bowls" are a one off recipe. You should only cook the amount you're going to eat. Noodles don't store well in liquid.

What I do is cook a large portion leaving out the noodles. This way I can quickly heat up one serving cooking the noodles as needed and avoiding soggy noodles.

Delicious and easy vegetarian soup!

This soup is delicious and easy to make! I used vegetable broth and kale rather than bok choy. I love someone's suggestion to drizzle chili oil on it - I'll be doing that tonight.


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