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Steam Boat

food style | Chinese
Steam Boat, Steamboat
Steamboat
similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat

A steam boat dinner can take several hours since are usually a wide variety of raw food served to be put into the soup like meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, tofu, noodles and so on. This leaves plenty of time to chat until the food is ready to eat and it is time to put in the next round of food. In Malaysia there usually 2 types of soups - regular soup and spicy tom yum soup. Some steam boat restaurants have special tables with a pot and stove already integrated.



Steam Boat on Wikipedia:

Steamboats refer to a variety of dishes eaten throughout East Asia, where ingredients are cooked in a simmering pot of broth at the table, usually communally, similar to a fondue. Typical steamboat ingredients include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, noodles or seafood. The cooked food is either eaten with a dipping sauce, or sometimes as a soup.

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Steam Boat
steam boat style reunion dinner



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Lok-Lok

a variety of meat, tofu and vegetable on sticks to dip in boiling water

CNY Reunion Dinner

The Chinese New Year reunion dinners held on the eve of Chinese New Year (the first day of the celebration). It is the most important meal as the whole family comes together preparing and eating the meal

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marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

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