Supermarket Dumplings Hot Pot
Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat! 祝大家“鼠”不尽的快乐和钞票。After taking a 2-month break from posting recipes due to hectic house moving, I can finally settle down a little at my new home. As my new kitchen is not fully equipped yet, I can only make simple meals such as this supermarket dumplings hot pot which takes less than 15 minutes to put together. I cheated (as usual) with the help of frozen supermarket dumplings. Although it is simple, I think this hot pot is apt for CNY as these dumplings look like Chinese ingots, representing prosperity. Of course, it will be perfect for the quickest after-work hot pot anytime of the year outside of CNY.
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These are my frozen dumplings. I used the above brand which is introduced by my mum. You can find it at Sheng Siong or Prime supermarket. My favourite flavour is the pork with mushroom or cabbage. I like that these dumplings do not contain preservatives & MSG. You can use any favourite brand. There is no need to thaw the frozen dumplings – in fact it will be better to cook them while still frozen, so that they will not stick to each other as they thaw to room temperature.
The 5-minute soup stock is really optional. You can actually just use water and boullion cubes, or any instant soup stock. But I just wanted to use up the top portion of the scallion, which I always find a waste to discard.