Invite family and friends over for a night of comforting food and communal cooking. Serves 4 to 6
For the soup stock 16 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock, plus extra for refilling 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, sliced thinly 2 stalks leeks, sliced diagonally into 1-inch pieces 1 medium carrot, sliced into thin rounds salt and pepper, to taste For the soup components 500 grams white fish fillet (cream dory or lapu-lapu), sliced into 2-inch strips 12 pieces medium squid, cleaned and sliced into rounds Click to see How to Clean Squid 12 to 18 pieces mushroom, squid, or fish balls 1 medium firm tofu (about 400 grams), sliced into rectangles 12 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced in half 1 cup enoki mushrooms 2 bunches baby bok choy leaves 1 small napa cabbage (Baguio pechay), cut into 2-inch pieces For the dipping condiments soy sauce, XO sauce, Chinese barbecue sauce sesame oil 1/3 cup chopped garlic 1/4 cup chopped green onions 8 pieces bird’s eye chili, sliced into rounds
1 Set up the induction cooktop at the center of the dining table. Arrange a soup bowl, two sets of chopsticks (one for cooking and the other for eating), soup strainers, and condiment bowls for each diner. 2 Make the soup stock: Combine all the soup stock ingredients in a large induction pot. Set over the induction cooktop and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes and season lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside. 3 Prepare the soup components and condiments: Place the components in serving dishes and arrange on the table. Invite diners to mix their own dipping sauce. 4 To start cooking, place ingredients in the pot. Once cooked (it takes only a few minutes), transfer to serving bowls. As the soup stock is depleted, add extra stock or water. Bring to a boil before adding more ingredients to cook. Shopping tip: Look for XO sauce and Chinese barbecue sauce in Chinese specialty stores like Little Store on the Hill on J. Abad Santos Street in San Juan.
Photography by Patrick Martires | Styling by Rachelle Santos | Electrolux Portable Induction Cooktop (Model number: ETD28K)
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