Chongqing – Hot pot is always a highlight in Chongqing city as a fixture and staple of the city’s cultural feature. It is a popular street food among all locals. As a typical Chongqing cuisine, it is a symbol of its local wharf culture since ancient times. It is currently a connotation of the local food culture when family and friends gather together around a table to eat. Chongqing’s hot pot is famous for its spicy flavor.
At the beginning, the peddler who works on the wharf at the time buy the beef, cleans and boils it, and then cuts the beef liver and stomach into small pieces, places a clay stove with an iron basin divided the stove into different divisions that with different taste. And when the spicy and salty soup boiled, the labor workers begin to eat. Each people choose their own food and own area divided in the stove, so they only eat and pay for what they put in that division, which is cheaper. This is also the origin of Jiugongge (divided into nine stoves) hot pot.
It is true to find a sense of belonging and dependence from hot pot. Chongqing hot pot has a strong flavor, just like local people’s far-reaching and profound enthusiasm.
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