Latest Newsletter🍵 Kelly Marie Tran in racism studyRead


Matcha and Durian Hot Pot Combo From China is Actually a Real Thing

hot pot

    Asian America Daily - in under 5 minutes

    Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories, to your inbox daily, for free!

    Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive

    While hot pot can be very versatile in the type of ingredients that people choose, a new hot pot combo from China is seemingly trying to test the very limits on what’s possible.

    A video of a matcha and durian hot pot combo has emerged online and it’s already confusing a lot of people on how and why such a dish could exist.


    The clip, shared by Shanghaiist, shows customers adding other odd hot pot ingredients such as Oreos, yam balls, and sweet potatoes to the “broth” made of matcha.


    image via Facebook/Shanghaiist

    Beef, chicken, and other hot pot staples are added to the thick green mixture when it started to boil. Meanwhile, the durian broth is said to be a mixture of coconut milk, durian fruit, and even the durian husk.

    The soup apparently complements the beef slices with a strong milky aroma which probably goes well with lao gan ma chilli sauce.


    image via Facebook/ Shanghaiist

    According to Mothership, the strange-looking hot pot is likely from Spice World (Xiang Tian Xia) restaurant, a popular hot pot chain in China.

    Spice World has been known for their unique takes on hot pot dishes, including the variety of sweet “soup” base flavors they offer.

    Featured image via Facebook/ Shanghaiist


    Support our Journalism with a Contribution

    Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

    Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

    However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

    We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way.  Thank you for everyone's support. We love you all and can't appreciate you guys enough.

    Support NextShark

    Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal