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How to Prepare Hai Di Lao Self-Heating Hot Pot (海底撈懶人自煮自熱小火鍋 )? Only Need Water!

March 3rd, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

Have you ever try self-heating hot pot? It’s been around for few years, finally I got to try it out myself. Pretty interesting.

The first one I bought was spicy beef tripe flavour. Not bad, I really like the tofu strips, beef tripe, and the spicy hot pot base. The crackers is quite nice too but I do not recommend you to add it into the hot pot, just eat it on its own. In fact all the ingredients provided are cooked and vacuum packed except the tofu strips. The heat generated by the self-heating pack is enough to heat them all up and cook the tofu strip. You can share this with 2 or 3 people and paired it with plain rice. Very flavourful, tastes exactly like the mala hot pot you have in hot pot restaurant. Even though it is spicy, it is not too spicy for me. If you can’t handle spiciness, then this flavour is definitely not for you. Check out the unboxing and the preparations in this video 😉

The next one is tomato chicken flavour. This one is not spicy. The broth is more on the sweeter side with subtle sour taste, a bit too sweet for my liking though. I also don’t like the chicken meat texture, it’s just werid hmm… The rest are OK. Here’s my unboxing and preparations video 🙂

Before I end this post, I must stress that DO NOT TOUCH the self-heating pack with wet hand or when it is already in the water. You are going to burn yourself! I watched quite a number of people unboxing this hot pot and handled the self-heating pack dangerously. Also, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS before you start! Different flavour has different sequence in unpacking the ingredients into the container.

Have fun trying it and let me know what do you think.

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