Mala Hotpot – 麻辣火锅

Hello everyone – with the CNY coming up, here is a hotpot recipe that’s FULL of goodness!

As Singaporeans, there is no doubt we love spicy food…  so we decided on a mala soup base today! Regardless of whether you like Xiao La, Zhong La, or Da La, this recipe is bound to get your senses tingling. Konnyaku and Japanese vermicelli has been put in the pot as well, that goes oh so well with the spicy mala soup base.

We used various products from DoDo for the hotpot ingredients, and given the variety of products, it’s no doubt that there’s something for everyone.

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  • Skill: Easy


  1. 4 cloves garlic

  2. 1½ tsp minced ginger

  3. 2 packet spicy mala hot pot soup base

  4. 1.5 litre of water

  5. 220g Konnyaku (cut into bite size pieces)

  6. 90g Japanese vermicelli

  7. 1 packet Dodo salmon seafood ball

  8. 1 packet Dodo fish maw seafood ball

  9. 1 packet Dodo mushroom seafood ball

  10. 1 packet Dodo cheesy cuttlefish seafood ball

  11. 1 packet Dodo prawn seafood ball

  12. 1 packet Dodo signature fresh fish balls

  13. 8 pieces shiitake mushrooms

  14. 1 piece lotus root (sliced)

  15. 1 whole carrots (cut into bite size pieces)

  16. 1 pack Seafood paste with scrapers (Tobiko prawn, Mushroom chicken, Fish maw)

  17. 1 packet Dodo snow crab leg

  18. 8 pieces of fresh prawns

  19. 1 pack of tofu

  20. 150g bok choy

  21. 1 stalk of leek (sliced)

  22. 300g pork belly slices


  1. Add some chilli oil from spicy mala hot pot paste into a large pot, add 4 cloves of garlic and ginger. Stir fry until fragrant.

  2. Add spicy mala hot pot soup base and add water. Bring to boil.

  3. Wash and rub konnyaku with salt and set aside.

  4. Boil Japanese vermicelli for 3 mins and rinse with cold water, drain dry and set aside.

  5. Boil konnyaku with boiling water for about 3 – 5 mins to get rid of the smell. Drain and set aside.

  6. Add in Konnyaku and japanese vermicelli to the hot pot.

  7. Add in Dodo assorted seafood balls, shiitake mushrooms, lotus root, carrots, Dodo Seafood pastes.

  8. Just before serving add prawns, tofu bok choy and leeks.

  9. Serve immediately.

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