Thai hotpot dinners can be found many places on the street and in restaurants throughout Thailand. All you really need is a electric hotpot with variable temperature that will fit on your dinner table. With the right pot, Thai Suki is a quick and easy meal to make at home too. Basically, Thai Suki is a just a pot of boiling water that the right mix of herbs, vegetables and meats.
The hot pot base is made real easy because there are herb sets that contain lemongrass, ginger, lime, chilli and kaffir lime leaves. This spice set is really the base for several Thai soups, like tum zaap and tum yum. These items are chunked and placed into the pot along with a medium onion, also chunked. Bring water in pot to boil. with the exception of the onion these herbs are not for eating but only provide flavor.
There are many types of Thai Suki sauces available in Thailand. They are all fairly tasty. I suggest just trying any. I like to add lime and garlic to my sauce before using it for my Suki.
Really any type of tasty meats will do, including pork, chicken, beef and seafood. They should be chopped in bite sized pieces and placed on a plate waiting to be cooked in the pot. I personally like pork and you can easily buy pork thinly sliced just for the hotpot.
The most common vegetables used in the hotpots are cabbage, celery, corn on the cob, and various types of mushrooms. Be creative, any vegetable you enjoy in soups will do.
Time to Eat
Place all the meat and vegetables on plates on the table adjacent to the hotpot. Bring the base discussed above to a boil and add the vegetables and meat based on desire. Be creative. The boiling base will cook the meat and vegetables quickly. With chopsticks, remove the cooked items and dip into your sauce. Be careful for the food is very HOT! but very delicious.
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