Considered the stew of East Asian cuisines, hot pot consists of a metal pot with low boiling chicken stock, surrounded with fresh ingredients ready to be cooked. Typical ingredients are tofu, thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, seafood, and meatballs. Hot pot gives the chef an unlimited access to different flavors, as almost any ingredient that can be boiled and eaten can change the flavor of the hotpot soup. There are also a variety of sauces that can be used for dip, and styles vary with country to country. A very simple idea, but extremely satsifying especially for cold days as the ingredients stay hot while eaten. As an afterthought, noodles can be added to the soup as it now consists of a multitude of delicious flavors from all the different ingredients. Serve the noodles with some hot pot ingredients, chopped onions and parsley to enjoy noodles with an explosion of flavor!