Hot pot is not only a delicacy, but also contains the connotation of food culture, which adds elegance to people's taste. When eating hot pot, men, women, young and old, relatives and friends surround the steaming hot pot, talk with each other, lift up the chopsticks, rippling warmth, permeating a warm and harmonious atmosphere, suitable for the traditional Chinese culture of family reunion.
Regarding the origin of hot pot, there are two theories: one said that hot pot existed during the Warring States Period, and the historical people used clay pots as pots. Another way to say that hot pot began in the Han Dynasty, and "dou" refers to hot pot. The real hot pot was unearthed from the relics of the tomb of Haihunhou in Western Han Dynasty. It can be seen that hot pot has a history of more than 2,000 years in China. "Book of Wei" also records that the hot pot made of copper during the Three Kingdoms period was used to cook various meats such as pigs, cattle, sheep, chickens, and fish, but it was not popular at that time. Later, with the further development of cooking techniques With the development, various hot pots have also appeared one after another. By the Northern Song Dynasty, the way of eating hot pot was very common among the folks. In the tavern in Kaifeng, Bianjing, hot pot was already on the market in winter. In the Southern Song Dynasty Lin Hong's "Shan Jia Qing Gong" recipe, there is an introduction to friends eating hot pot. In the Yuan Dynasty, hot pot spread to Mongolia. In the Ming and Qing dynasties, hot pot was not only popular among the people, but also became a famous "court dish". The ingredients used were pheasant and other game dishes. By the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China, dozens of different hot pots had been formed throughout the country, each with its own characteristics. In the Muromachi period of Japan, hot pot was introduced to Japan from China in 1338. In Japan, hot pot is called "Sukiyaki (すきやき)" or "hoe yaki". Nowadays, hot pot is spread to the United States, France, Britain and other countries.
Hot pot, a classic and modern catering name and a specific and convincing way of eating, in Chengdu, Sichuan, and the whole country, it spreads across food streets, food cities, restaurants, and restaurants, forming a beautiful scenery. Its reputation and influence are evidenced by poems:
Hot pot is not only a delicacy, but also contains the connotation of food culture, which adds elegance to people's taste. When eating hot pot, men, women, young and old, relatives and friends gathered around the steaming hot pot