Instant food in Asia often pushes the boundaries of flavor and convenience, but the recent increased use of the Haidilao self-heating hot pot is showing just how advanced Asian instant food can be. Haidilao is not the first company to utilize this technology, nor was it developed solely for the instant noodle market. Much like military MRE's, this self-heating hot pot uses a flameless heat pack that can easily be activated by being submerged in water. This whole process does not require any outside heating source and can cook a pot of instant noodles in 5-15 minutes.
Like most self-heating hot pot items, Haidilao's offering comes in a fairly bulky and heavy container. However, the Haidilao self-self heating hot pot is significantly more entertaining when compared to other options, as it uses a slick shape that offers up a significant amount of steam.
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