How to Make Chinese Hot Pot (Non Spicy Tomato Flavor Base)

Hi everyone, welcome to Souped Up Recipes. Today we are making a Non-spicy hot pot recipe that many of you have been asking. In China, hot pot has countless styles and flavors. I have made a classic Sichuan spicy and numbing hot pot before. Today’s version is a tomato soup base (番茄鲜汤火锅) – delicious and healthy.

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1.5 lb of beef bones
1.5 lb of pork bones
1.5 lb of chicken bones
bone to water ratio is 1 to 4 in volume

5 medium-size tomatoes
8 – 10 cups of broth
2 tbsp of tomato paste
3-4 tbsp of cooking oil
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 slices of ginger
2 shallots
1 piece of cinnamon (Amazon Link –
1 piece of bay leaf (Amazon Link –
1 piece of star anise (Amazon Link –
4 pieces of the white part of the scallion
2 tbsp of sugar
1 tbsp + 2 tsp of salt

Beef meatballs
Shrimp Balls
Beef brisket slices
pork loin slices
Beef book tripe
Shitake mushrooms
Needle mushroom
Leave vegetables
Caned lunchmeat
Sweet golden corn
Dipping sauce
Hot chilies(optional) .

What do you think?


  1. Hi, I see all kind of advice for order of cooking. If it's not spicy I hear to cook veggies first. If it is spicy with spicy oil on top then to do veggies after meat so they don't soak up all the hot oil. What is your advice?

  2. Thank you! I've been binging on similar videos as I prepare to make my own hot pot for the first time. This one was really helpful!

  3. Your the best. Thank u so much. I found this ive been wanting to do this hotpot thanks for this vid

  4. thank you, I love hotpot and will try your recipe next time I make it. Thank you for the lovely presentation.

  5. Did you add 4 cups stock? In the recipe it says 8-10 cups. Just don't want to add too much too soon. If anyone knows, please tell me.

  6. "Non spicy" how dispointing 😭
    I want to eat Sichuan Hot Pot in Chinaaa ! Of course Impossible for now 😢 but after Virus is gone …. 😏😋😇

  7. Thanks Mandy for your clear instruction for the preparation of this hot pot soup. You were also very detailed in your explanation as to why we carry out certain steps, eg., blanching the various bones. Will stick to your recipe whenever I'm preparing a hot stock soup for my hot pot.

  8. Hi I just bought a hot pot thank you for shering your video from Michelle in australia

  9. Hi you look beautiful.I am not from Asian sub continent,Africa precisely,but am very interested in Chinese cuisine. But I really don't understand how and where to use those vegetables. And also those meat slices looks half cooks,is it OK to eat them like that? Pls elaborate.

  10. Thank you for explaining the long process + simple packaged option. I love seeing both sides of the spectrum.

  11. Dear Mandy, I would like to make this hot pot spicey , well not in a Chinese way because that would be too much I guess but yet some spicey…:-) What will I do to make it ? And where/when in the process ? Thank you for your advice. Regards, Just Me.

  12. Thank you! We have friends coming over for hotpot but they can't handle spice. I have no idea how to make any other kinds

  13. From ten years experience in China, hot pot to me is a poor persons meal at a rich mans price. To me it’s boring, ever so boring. Boiling whatever. Since I travel a lot between China and my home in Vietnam, I prefer Vietnamese food more. Full disclosure, I’m American, my wife is Vietnamese. Also also, before anyone begins typing, you’re entitled to your own taste in food. I just don’t like hotpot. Love your channel, keep up the good work!

  14. I love how you explain everything simply. You don’t talk 100 miles an hour like a certain other Chinese food channel. You make it easy and understandable. Everything you make looks delicious!!! Much love!!!

  15. We just cooked this last night and it was AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for the recipe, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  16. Would Korean chilli paste and chilli powder be good for this Hot Pot recipe? It looks perfect with the tomato based soup :D!

  17. Asian hot pot…oh my I love it so much, especially the more Schezuan styles. Been a while since I made one, but now the weather in The Netherlands is getting colder; good Idea. I like the idea of including tomato; I was not familliar with that style so far.
    That beef tribe…? Is that the stomach or the longues ? Don' t know if I can buy it here but I'll try. I try anything for that matter…:-) Thank you for the new inspiration Mandy. Like you , also like the comfort food of an Asian Hot pot…kind regards, I keep following you 🙂