Steamboat – the easy and healthy way to enjoy Eastern Cuisine!
(Instead of the BBQ!!!)
What is Steamboat?
The Steamboat refers to the simmering pot of broth which is usually placed in the centre of the table where all seated diners can access. Ingredients are placed in the broth and allowed to cook until ready to eat, which typically is no more than a couple of minutes. Popular Steamboat ingredients include thinly sliced meat (such as beef, chicken, pork or lamb), seafood (fish, prawns or squid), fish balls, beef balls etc, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, tofu and noodles – the list is endless depending on your preferences!
Once the ingredients are cooked, everyone can scoop out their own food using a small metal net, which is a lot of fun for all the family. The food is then dipped into whatever sauce takes your fancy. You can even drink the soup that is left after all the ingredients have been eaten so nothing goes to waste!
Where does Steamboat originate from?
Steamboat originated in northern China during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) and quickly became popular throughout the rest of the region. Each area includes their own special ingredients, much like you can today with your own Steamboat! Over time, Steamboat has become very popular in many East Asian countries such as Japan, Korea and Malaysia. In Thailand, the most popular restaurant chain is not a McDonalds or KFC, it is actually a dedicated Steamboat restaurant!
How can you have you own Steamboat at home?
Steamboat is so quick and easy to cook, it’s no wonder it has become so popular around the world! The good news is – all the equipment you need can be found in
Chan’s Asian supermarket – and it’s not as expensive as you might think.
All you need is:
- An induction cooker
- A large pot for the broth
- Some small metal nets to scoop up the food
- Your choice of quality fresh ingredients from Chan’s
Want to know more?
Our staff will be happy to help you get your own Steamboat underway today with all the right equipment and the best ingredients and sauces available now. So have a chat to us today and start planning your next authentic Asian experience!
- Chicken Stock
- Or Any Special Stock for Steam Boat
- Tom Yum Paste
- Sliced Beef or Beef Balls
- Sliced Chicken or Chicken Balls
- Sliced Pork or Pork Balls
- Sliced Lamb
- Raw Prawns
- Squid (Cut into bite size)
- Cuttlefish (Cut into bite size) or Cuttlefish Balls
- Pieces of Fish or Fish Balls
- Pak Choy
- Chinese Cabbage
- Chinese Broccoli
- Snow Peas
- English Spinach
- OR Your Own Choice
- Hoi Sin Sauce
- Plum Sauce
- Malaysian Satay
- Oyster Sauce
- Chilli Garlic
- Jimmy Satay
- OR Your Own Choice
- Fish Tofu
- Ordinary Tofu
- Steam Boat Ndls
PLUS ANYTHING YOU ENJOY COOKING