Definition of hot pot in English:

hot pot

(also hotpot)


  • A casserole of meat and vegetables, typically with a covering layer of sliced potato.

    • ‘The vegetable can be used in soups, hotpots or as stuffing for dumplings.’
    • ‘This quicker version of a hotpot, more of a soup really, is unthickened and has a freshness about it that the oven versions don't.’
    • ‘I was offered a variety of dishes including beef stew and dumplings, chicken chasseur and a hotpot and I tasted all of them.’
    • ‘Although the hotpot was a disappointment, with a lot of dishes in the $5 range and a student discount that knocks off the tax, Vegetarian Fastfood is an ideal place for a very filling lunch.’
    • ‘I had a good taste of the hotpot and agreed with Ann it was rather glutinous and bland.’
    • ‘People go to better restaurants which are air-conditioned and they have a Mongolian hotpot.’
    • ‘The menu is extensive, offering fried and stewed dishes and even hotpots for winter, but the house specialties are from the charcoal grill that stands exposed to the street.’
    • ‘Traditionally-made hotpots have vegetables and water or stock added all at once and are put straight into the oven for long, slow cooking, but I prefer to add extra flavour with some light pre-frying.’
    • ‘The sausage and bean hotpot is known in many cultures.’
    • ‘But what had me really sighing with ecstasy was the yam and meat hotpot.’
    • ‘Dumplings and meat pieces are cooked in the hotpot, and radish and cabbage too are done similarly.’
    • ‘It offered a little excitement in avoiding the gamekeepers whilst producing some goodness in the shape of a rabbit or a hare for the hotpot along with a few cheap vegetables.’
    • ‘She reckons about 50 per cent of what they produce is homemade - minced lamb hotpot, chilli con carne, spaghetti bolognese, that kind of stuff - plus a mean chicken pie.’
    • ‘Beef is the most commonly used meat, in soups, barbecues, and hotpots.’
    • ‘And though British cooking's first lady is not the sort of person you would knock up a hotpot for, I know that she is unlikely to be impressed by smart-assed food.’
    • ‘Instead, she has always cooked healthy family meals using inexpensive ingredients; stews, soups, hotpots, fish pies and shepherd's pies.’
    • ‘And you shouldn't miss the hotpot here, even though summer has nearly arrived.’
    • ‘All it has to offer customers is pints, darts and hotpots.’
    • ‘We also serve it with oyster fritters, because oysters used to be incredibly cheap and were often used in the hotpot.’
    • ‘There were a range of steaks to choose from, for example, and roast chicken, pork and lamb lunches, as well as hotpots and pies, all served with chips, potatoes or mash and vegetables.’


hot pot

/ˈhät ˌpät/