We ended AAPI month with MFMA’s Communications Director Sina Pleggenkhule sharing her Cambodian culture through food at the Market. She served Cambodian Hot Pot, also known as Yao Hon.
Click here to watch a video tutorial by Sina.
Hot Pot (Yao Hon)
By Sina Pleggenkhule
Use the following ingredients for the broth:
- 1 small can of Bulls Head Barbecue Sauce
- 1 can of Coconut Milk
- 3-5 shakes of Fish Sauce
- 1/2 of the small bottle of Soya Bean Curd Sauce
- 1 pellet of Palm sugar
- 1.5 cups of Chicken broth
- 1 can Coconut Pop (add at the end when you transfer to the hot pot)
While you are at the Market, pick up your vegetables and/or meat of choice.
Mix all broth ingredients in a pot or bowl, starting with the barbeque sauce. Wash and prep fresh local vegetables from farmers at the Market like leafy greens, mushrooms, potatoes, broccoli and carrots. You can also add the meat of your choice from Sunshine Harvest Farm.
Transfer broth mixture into the hot pot and add coconut pop. Once the broth is heated, let ingredients simmer in the broth until fully cooked. Times will vary based on type of meat or vegetable; leafy greens will take less time than meat, carrots or potatoes.
Serve with rice or noodles. Top it off with some award-winning hot chili oil from TonzKitchen for an extra kick.
“The reason I love hot pot is because it’s meant to be eaten with family and friends. When you sit around the hot pot, you learn to take care of one another, you learn to communicate through food. Hope you all enjoyed! It was so beautiful to see people try Cambodian food for the first time. Melted my heart to see so much joy in people’s faces to try something new!” –Sina Pleggenkhule