The Hotpot-Set Rearranges the Chinese Meal for Mess-Free Sharing

By: Amelia Roblin - Sep 30, 2014
References: wengxinyu & dornob
Traditional Chinese cooking may produce meals with many different foods made in smaller amounts. The Hotpot-Set serves as a helpful redesign the common kitchen table arrangement, optimized for offering a variety of dishes in a flexible fashion.

Soups, stews and noodles can be mixed in a central hot pot, from which everybody can spoon their desired amount. Solid foods and sauces might be placed within one of the eight little trays that nestle around the cooker in a tight ring. It's easy for eaters to pull out and pass around the tiny platters, promoting a shared supper with less spillage; additional bowls can supplement Weng Xinyu's Hotpot-Set as needed. Overall, the concept allows people to eat in a mini buffet-style manner while seated, having a hand in a tidy preparation process.