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You will need a “hot-pot” (gas or electric powered skillet) for the full experience.


  1. 1 large white radish
  2. 1 package Chinese Big White Vegetable (Bok Choy)
  3. 8 oz. Fried Tofu (puffed)
  4. 1 lb. vegetarian fish balls
  5. 1 lb carrots
  6. 1 package Chinese Green Vegetables (or your choice)
  7. 1 package frozen taros
  8. 1 lb Rice Noodle
  9. Unprocessed Sesame Oil (dark color)
  10. Tamari
  11. Vegetarian Barbecue Sauce
  12. Sea salt


Yield: 4 – 6 servings


  1. Rinse Chinese Bok Choy Vegetables under running water and then soak in water with 1 TBS of sea salt for 10 minutes.  Then rinse it thoroughly again under the running water.  Cut into big pieces.
  2. Repeat same procedure as # 1 with Chinese Green Vegetables.
  3. Soak dry rice noodle in boiled water until it becomes soft.  (approximately 15 minutes)
  4. While soaking the vegetables and rice noodle, peel white radish.  Rinse it, and then cut into approximately 2-inch long, 1-inch wide, and 1/2-inch thick pieces.
  5. Put white radish, fried tofu, ½ gallon of purified water and a dash of sea salt in a hot pot (skillet).  Use high heat to bring contents to a boil.
  6. While waiting for # 5 to boil, peel carrots.  Rinse them, and then cut into approximately 1-inch long segments.
  7. When # 5 has boiled, put in Chinese Bok Choy Vegetables.
  8. When # 7 has boiled, put in the rest of ingredients: carrots, taros, vegetarian fish balls, Chinese Green Vegetables, and rice noodles.
  9. In individual bowls, put 1 TBS of Tamari, 1 tsp of Vegetarian Barbecue Sauce, and a few drops of sesame oil.
  10. When # 8. has boiled, dish the contents into individual bowls and enjoy!
  11. Add more water, and more ingredients from #8 periodically when more supplies are needed in the hot pot.


This is a low-calorie, fresh, nutritious, and delicious meal usually served on Chinese New Year’s Eve or a cold winter evening.  This is an example of yeast-free nutritious meal.   For meat eaters, you may add meat slices of your choice.  You can get the all the ingredients at a Chinese or Asian grocery store.

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