Hot pot

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Hot pot is a popular food throughout China, and its popularity is increasing even in other countries. Hot pot restaurants can be found in almost every city in China, if not all of them. Hot pot is a pot of boiling water, often with chili oil inside, where people put in whatever food they like to boil. Food that is cooked often includes thin slices of meat, starches, vegetables, mushrooms, and noodles. Chengdu and Chongqing hot pot are especially well-known throughout China and worldwide. In Japanese, the dish is called shabu-shabu.