Diners at a hotpot restaurant in Chengdu, home to one of the most famous varieties. Photo: IC

What is Chinese hotpot and where does it come from? The questions that boiled over into a national controversy

With different parts of China all laying claim to the title of hotpot’s hometown, we look back at the history of the dish in all its different varieties

Topic |   China Society

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Diners at a hotpot restaurant in Chengdu, home to one of the most famous varieties. Photo: IC
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Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy joined the Post in 2018. She previously wrote about China tech, business and society for SupChina and has a bachelor's in literature from Yale University and a master's from Columbia Journalism School.