The traditional hot pot is hot charcoal fire, need put the coals inside before use. Traditional hot pot only have boiling water, no other accessories. Put slices of lamb, vegetables, tofu and other ingredients into the pot, rinse with boiling water. When its cooked then dip some sauce and eat. Since the lamb easily cooked, so don’t need wait for a long time otherwise the meat can be hard.
According to legend, Genghis Khan one day suddenly missed the lamb food from his hometown. So he asked the army kitchen to cook it. But the enemy suddenly came, the chef even don’t have enough time to kill the sheep, so he just cut some lamb into sliced pieces and cook in the boiling water, Genghis Khan quickly ate it. After the defeat back to camp, Genghis Khan asked the kitchen to do it again. Genghis Khan and the generals, full of praise after eating, expressing this is the best way of eating lamb.