A Copper Pot Is the Best Hot Pot
Hello, Friends of The Mala Market!
We've often voiced our enthusiasm for Sichuan-style hot pot, and we know many of you share it. It's becoming increasingly easy to have real mala huo guo in Sichuan restaurants across the U.S., and with the growing availability of hot pot ingredients and readymade soup bases it's also becoming easier to have the real deal at home.
Now we intend to make it even easier—and classier—to do home hot pot with our new copper yin-yang pot. Over the past few months, we've been importing and testing different styles and makes of Sichuan-style pots, and we have found a clear winner. Not only does it remind us of those used in upscale hot pot restaurants (check out these, as an example), but it ticks off every box for home use as well.
If you too are a serious hot pot enthusiast, then forget about those flimsy stainless-steel ones with the wobbly shape, leaky divider or unsightly cord. This pot is gorgeous, efficient and built to last—use it for life then pass it on!
Or, just as good, get this hot pot for Dad (Father's Day is June 17), and wait for him to pass it on. Ha ha! Dad might also like to be gifted a trio of Lao Gan Ma products, now that we have The Godmother's spicy pickle back in stock. Or, as always, our Starter Mala Collection can start anyone on the road to real Sichuan cooking.
As a small gift to you, I am starting a new feature in the newsletter that rounds up the most interesting news and views from the wider world of Chinese food. Sichuan food is exploding in popularity across the country, so there's a lot to know and learn.
Finally, Happy Mother's Day from the mother-daughter team at The Mala Market! We hope your spring celebrations—Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, weddings—are spent eating with the ones you love.
🌶Taylor & Fong Chong 🌶