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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?


  • 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. 

EB My Daun Prawn Paste
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.

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.

Lobster Ball 500g

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.

kyoto Yuba

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 150gm

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.


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

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.