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Steamboat or Hot pot is 火鍋 huǒ guō consists of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. These thinly sliced mutton are also called instant-boiled mutton 涮羊肉 and are mostly found in the Inner Mongolian (better known as Mongolian Fire Pot). 涮羊肉火鍋 is created in the Yuan Dynasty and these fresh non-greasy yet tender mutton are specially chosen from the back, rear legs of the sheep.
While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce. In many areas, hot pot meals are often eaten in the winter.