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Easy DIY steamboat (hot pot) at home!

DIY Steamboat

One of the most fun ways to spend time with friends and family is to enjoy a steamboat together. All you will need is a nice pot of stock and whatever toppings you like. Seafood, meat, veggies, and noodles are just a few of the options. Some of these ingredients can be bought from your local frozen food supplier.

In this post, you will learn an easy DIY steamboat you can cook at home.

There’s nothing as delicious as a pot of hot, simmering soup with a variety of fresh ingredients. Soup stock for steamboat comes in a variety of flavours, but the most basic hot pot series just requires a delicious chicken broth.

How to make your chicken broth?

Ingredients 

  • Bones from 1 chicken
  • 6 cloves of crushed garlic
  • Ginger
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • Ground white pepper 
  • Water enough to cover everything

Bring all of the ingredients to a boil, then reduce the heat. Allow for a half-hour to an hour of simmering time. To keep the soup clear, skim off the grey froth (scum) on top with a ladle. The soup will be more flavorful if you use more bones. When it’s done, strain it into your steamboat pot, discarding the bones and vegetables.

Fresh seafood, thinly sliced chicken or beef, assorted vegetables, noodles, wontons, and dipping sauces are usually included in a basic steamboat menu. To have a nice steamboat, you don’t need a lot of variety; just a few good ingredients would suffice. In general, more seafood results in a sweeter broth in the end, whereas meats result in a richer flavour.

Using large chunks of protein that require a long time to cook, such as bone-in chicken and beef, or whole fish, is a major no-no for steamboat. To cook in a minute, the proteins must be boneless and finely sliced.

Seafood platters are simple but delicious. Fish balls are a must-have, and prawns will sweeten the broth. Squid and tenggiri fish slices will cook in less than a minute. If you want to mess about with shells, crabs are an option. There should be no seasoning on any of these. The soy sauce will provide the flavour.

 

Delicious ingredients to create an aesthetically appealing, delicious, and nutritious hot pot series

1. Small Leaf Prawn Paste

The delicious Small Leaf Prawn Paste is made from a big chunk of high-quality prawn meat. Enjoy a smooth and light springy texture with preserved prawn taste. It’s perfect for a steamboat as you can just pop them into the steamboat as soon as they leave the fridge. Yes, defrost is not necessary. 

Fish Roe Lucky Bag

2. Fish Roe Lucky Bag

The lucky bag shape of Fish Roe Lucky Bag is truly enticing! On the outside, the lucky bag outer skin is made with Non-GMO soybean; on the inside, it is filled with premium surimi and fish roe, making it a perfect choice for a DIY steamboat.

3. Flower Cheese Tofu

Cheese chunks abound in the EB Food Flower Cheese tofu. This unique flower shape cheese tofu is truly one of its kind. As attractive as it seems, when included in your steamboat, each mouthful delivers mouthwatering blasts of cheesy flavour that will leave you wanting more.

Flower Cheese Tofu
Fried Fish Ball (Small) 500g

4. Fried Fish Ball

EB Food golden-brown fried fish balls taste smooth and tender, and it is a perfect match for steamboats with different soup bases, be it the one with a mild or spicy flavour. The scrumptious fried fish ball come in two sizes — big or small — for your personal preferences.

5. Fish Bean Curd Roll

The silky and flavorful fish paste in the fish bean curd roll is carefully enveloped in excellent bean curd skin. It’s a delectable dish that might easily become your all-time favourite steamboat dish.

Fish Bean Curd Roll 300g
Lobster Ball 500gm

6. Lobster Ball

Premium fish flesh and delectable fish roe are used to make lobster balls. Springy texture with a lightly sweet flavour, a combination that elevates the basic components to new heights of seafood delicacy.

7. Cooked Fish Ball

The cooked fish ball is composed of excellent surimi and has a mild flavour and bouncy texture, making it ideal for any soup, particularly steamboat.

8. Kyoto Yuba

Kyoto Yuba is one of the best choices for steamboats. Made with carefully selected Non-GMO soybean, Kyoto Yuba is rich in soy aroma and it reminds you of the authentic taste of Japanese cuisine. It is an easy and convenient choice for steamboats since soaking is not required.

9. Fried Bean Curd Sheet

The fried bean curd sheet gives you a mouthful of soybean aroma and crispiness. Handmade with high-quality non-GMO soybean, this steamboat companion contains no cholesterol and trans-fat — a perfect choice for health-conscious people. 

10. Fish Sandwich

The bouncy quality of the fresh fish sandwich makes it delectable and lip-smacking. It goes well with a steamboat.

Fish Sandwich 500gm
Seaweed Yuba

11. Seaweed Yuba

Seafood yuba is produced with high-protein yuba and nutrient-dense seaweed. It’s a must-have for every steamboat recipe.

12. Shishamo

EB Food Shishamo is full of fish roe that is rich in protein and relatively low in calories. Comes in the shape of little cute fish, it provides a broad range of beneficial nutritional characteristics to our body.

EB_Shishamo 500g

13. Steamboat 5 in 1

EB Food Steamboat 5 in 1 is a perfect choice for small families. It comes with five different items in a single pack for greater convenience and enjoyment. These five unique steamboat must-haves are cheese tofu, fish sandwich, seafood tofu, fish balls, and seafood beancurd rolls. 

steamboat 5 in 1
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Bringing All Together

Assemble all of the fresh ingredients in one place. Place them on a plate after cutting and slicing them.

The fresh ingredients will be placed next to the hot pot, and each person (friends and family) will be given a bowl and chopsticks to enjoy the dinner.

Bring the soup (chicken broth) to a boil, then add the other ingredients bit by bit. Vegetables come first, followed by meat, seafood, fish balls, cheese tofu, shishamo, fish bean curd rolls, lobster balls, etc.

Cook the fresh ingredients in batches; it will take an average of 2-3 rounds to use up all of the fresh ingredients.

Slowly scoop up the cooked food and soup with a ladle, eat, and add more to the soup as the ingredients in the pot finish.

You can use soy sauce for the dipping sauce. Cut chillies or chilli oil can be added to the soy sauce if you prefer it spicy.

In a Nutshell

EB Frozen Food has all of the ingredients listed above, as well as a variety of fish balls. The fish balls come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they may be combined to create a visually attractive steamboat. Get all these enticing and yummy ingredients from your local frozen food supplier. For more information, feel free to get in touch with us.

Chicken Popiah

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Made with tender chicken breast and mixed with vermicelli, the Chicken Popiah is wrapped in bean curd skin, making it aromatic and flavorful!

Cheezy Chicken Nugget

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Made with tender chicken breast and stuffed with cheese cubes, the Cheezy Chicken Nugget is coated in a light and crispy tempura batter. Simply fry until golden brown and enjoy with your favourite condiments!
Hot Pot Combo (Mushroom Soup) 600gm
Hot Pot Combo (Mushroom Soup) 600gm

Hot Pot Combo (Mushroom Soup)

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Hotpot picks all in one! Consists of Kyoto Yuba, Seafood Bean Curd Roll, Flower Cheese Tofu, Fish Roe Lucky Bag and Fish Sandwich. Comes with savoury Mushroom soup that is hearty and warming.
Hot Pot Combo 600gm
Hot Pot Combo 600gm

Hot Pot Combo (Mala Soup)

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Hotpot picks all in one! Consists of Kyoto Yuba, Seafood Bean Curd Roll, Flower Cheese Tofu, Fish Roe Lucky Bag and Fish Sandwich. Comes with fiery Mala paste which is perfect for spicy lovers!

Crispy Battered Fried Shrimps

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Made from Vannamei shrimp and coated with our special- made batter. It’s super crispy, springy and flavourful! It tastes great on its own and also goes well with any of your favourite dipping sauces!

Cheese Stick

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Our cheese sticks are made from real cheese and coated with a golden crispy breading. It can be fried or baked in minutes, which will make you want more of these tasty bites!

Alaska Pollock Finger

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The crispy and flavourful fingers are lightly seasoned and coated with our special-made batter. It’s the perfect party snack that is loved by people of all ages!

Alaska Pollock Fillet

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A family favourite that is made from wild Alaska pollock and coated with crispy batter. It offers a tender and flaky texture that you’ll be hooked on. Best served with chips!

Tomyam Popcorn Chicken

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Made from juicy breast meat and seasoned with a burst of tangy Tomyam flavour. It’s crispy, succulent and unstoppable! Perfect for those who fancy a fiery twist in their dishes!

Original Popcorn Chicken

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Made from juicy breast meat and seasoned with black pepper. The bite-sized pieces made a great snack for all. Its crispiness and tenderness will keep you coming back for more!

Tempura Chicken Nugget

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Made with chicken breast meat and coated with delightful crispy tempura batter, comes with all the crispiness & juiciness you need! It serves as a perfect complement to your favourite sides or as a snack on the go!
Shrimp Wonton with Mala Sauce 204gm
Shrimp Wonton with Mala Sauce 204gm

Shrimp Wonton (Mala Sauce)

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Made with juicy whole shrimp and wrapped in our signature wonton pastry. Spoon over the ready-made flaming Mala sauce and you’ll be indulged in the spicy and numbing sensation!
Shrimp Wonton with Mushroom Seasoning 154gm
Shrimp Wonton with Mushroom Seasoning 154gm

Shrimp Wonton
(Mushroom Seasoning)

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Filling with juicy whole shrimp and wrapped in signature wonton pastry. It comes together with special made mushroom seasoning sachet. Tenderness & Juicy guaranteed!
Fried Bean Curd Sheet 150gm
Fried Bean Curd Sheet 150gm

Fried Bean Curd Sheet

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The thin bean curd sheet is deep-fried to perfection. It’s super crispy and filled with soybean aroma in every bite. Ideal for food pairings such as hotpot, curry or any of your liking!

Kyoto Yuba

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Rich in soy aroma which brings out the authentic taste of Japanese cuisine. Limitless culinary possibility, suitable to pair with any dishes or just eating it plain. Soaking is not required, easy and convenient!

Fish Roe Lucky Bag

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Packed with flying fish roe, surimi and stuffed in a lucky bag-shaped tofu puff. It’s plump and juicy, with a touch of soy aroma. Enjoy the bursting of audible “pop” in your mouth when you bite off!

Golden Crispy Prawn Cake

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Made by premium crispy breadcrumbs and filled with chunk of fresh prawn meat which resulted in a taste of deeply layered flavors. Having one bite brings you a multitude of texture experience.
Fish Roe and Soy 450gm

Fish Roe & Soy

Springy surimi mixed with popping fish roe that creates a savoury yet refreshing experience. Pre-cut into square shapes for your convenience!
MY Daun Prawn Paste (Big leaf) 130g

MY Daun Prawn Paste (Big Leaf)

Made from big chunk of high quality prawn meat. Every bite gives a smooth and light springy texture with preserved prawn taste. It can be a dish by itself, complement ingredients, or blend into versatile food.
Prawn Paste 130gm
Prawn Paste 130gm

Prawn Paste (Small Leaf)

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Made from big chunk of high quality prawn meat. Every bite gives a smooth and light springy texture with preserved prawn taste. It can be a dish by itself, complement ingredients, or blend into versatile food.
Steamboat 5 in 1 500gm
Steamboat 5 in 1 500gm

Steamboat 5 in 1

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Deliciously convenient fantastic steamboat combination. Come with Cheese Tofu, Fish Sandwich, Seafood Tofu, Fish Ball,and Seafood Beancurd Roll, 5 types of popular premium quality steamboat dishes for you to have all at once!
Imitation Shishamo 500gm
Imitation Shishamo 500gm

Imitation Shishamo

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Specially made with Itoyori fish meat and full of smoothness fish roes! Taste flavourful and springy especially serve with steamboat.
Cheese Tofu 500gm
Cheese Tofu 500gm

Cheese Tofu

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Cheese tofu that full loaded with cheese cubes! Mouth-watering bursts of cheesy flavour with each bite that you will craving for more!
Seafood Tofu 500gm
Seafood Tofu 500gm

Seafood Tofu

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The tofu comes with smoothness and a springy texture that further enhanced by seafood flavor. An ideal choice as a steamboat side.

Seaweed Yuba

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Made by high protein yuba and nutritious seaweed! A must have ingredient for steamboat!

Fish Bean Curd Roll

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Made with smooth and flavorsome fish paste, delicately wrapped in superior bean curd skin. Your steamboat all time favourite.

Seafood Bean Curd Roll

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Made by scrumptious surimi blend with premium bean curd skin that wrapped in a roll. Taste so flavoursome and aromatic that perfectly match with steamboat.
Chicken Roll (Salted Egg) 600gm
Chicken Roll (Salted Egg) 600gm

Chicken Roll (Salted Egg)

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Salted egg stuffed in clean diced chicken meat and wrapped with crispy bean curd skin. It tastes rich, savoury and tender. Best to spice up your daily meals!
Chicken Roll (Cheesy) 600gm
Chicken Roll (Cheesy) 600gm

Chicken Roll (Cheesy)

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Gooey cheese stuffed in clean diced chicken meat and wrapped with crispy bean curd skin. It’s super juicy and tender. This magic combo is ideal for party snacks or a hearty meal for your family!

Crispy Fried Chicken Wonton

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Tender wrappers stuffed with premium chicken meat, simply deep fried to crispy golden brown perfection. Crispy and crunchy bring every bite irresistibly delicious.
Chicken Roll (Original) 600gm
Chicken Roll (Original) 600gm

Chicken Roll (Original)

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Made from clean diced chicken meat, seasoned with aromatic spices and wrapped with bean curd skin. Succulent, tender and packed with soy aroma. A treat for both kids and adults alike!
Cheese Finger 500gm
Cheese Finger 500gm

Cheese Finger

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The cheese filling inside will simply melt within your mouth and the crispy coat give you an amazing bite. It’s a perfect appetizer for parties or great as snacks!
Fish Finger 500gm
Fish Finger 500gm

Fish Finger

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Crispy golden breadcrumb filled with premium fish meat. Super crispy from outside and juicy soft from inside. An easy yet delicious finger food that empty plates guaranteed!
Fish Patty 500gm
Fish Patty 500gm

Fish Patty

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A delicious and quick meal with premium breadcrumbs on-the out and flavorful yet juicy on-the-in, definitely a perfect start to you day!
Fish Chip 500gm
Fish Chip 500gm

Fish Chip

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Made by quality fish meat and premium breadcrumbs, tastes crispy and delicious! It can be deep-fried, baked in the oven or grilled!
Prawn paste

Prawn Paste

Made from big chunk of high quality prawn meat. Every bite gives a smooth and light crunchy texture with preserved prawn taste. It can be a dish by itself, complement ingredients, or blend into versatile food.

Tiger Prawn Roll

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Big chunks of tiger prawn meat mixed with refreshing water chestnut and wrapped with crispy bean curd skin. Simply deep fry to golden brown and pair with any meal of your liking. Its tender, sweet and juicy texture will leave you wanting more!