13-ton “World’s Greatest Hotpot” in Chongqing
Many people gathering around the big pot to have hotpot
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) – How about eating a 10-meter diameter hotpot? Recently, the “World’s Greatest Hotpot”, which was on behalf of Chongqing hotpot industry to participate in the second China International Import Expo, appeared on Nanbin Road, available for 56 people at the same time. It provides a variety of hotpot experiences for visitors and conveys the “taste of Chongqing” to visitors to Chongqing during the National Day holiday.
The 10-meter-diameter, 1.06-meter-high, 13-ton hotpot on the square outside Dongyuan 1891 on Nanbin Road has attracted the attention of residents and tourists alike. It has seen a lot of history: it has been awarded a Guinness World Record, attended Expo Milano 2015, and debuted at the second China International Import Expo in November 2019, which was such a unique way to promote food and culture of Chongqing to the world.
Foreigner marveling at the delicious Chongqing hotpot
The outer rim of the pot consists of 56 small tripod-shaped pots forming a ring, symbolizing the unity and peace of China’s 56 ethnic groups. The surface of the pot is mainly made of brass, highlighting a bronze ware effect, and it is decorated with famous calligraphy and beautiful pictures, such as the “picture of a boat tracker” and “pleasure of eating hotpot”, to show the historical origin of hotpot. Dishes include cattle stomach, beef, meatballs, duck blood, tofu and more.
The spicy and fragrant hotpot attracting many people to try it
“My classmates and I learned about this event on the Internet and came all the way from Sichuan to see the ‘World’s Greatest Hotpot’ on site, which was very impressive. It was a great way to spend the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, and I found it interesting.” Xu Youpeng, a second-year postgraduate at a university in Sichuan, said.
Citizens having hotpot
As a hotpot lover among citizens, Fanfan can’t afford to miss this once-in-a-lifetime hotpot experience. “I was expecting everyone to eat together in one big pot, but I didn’t realize it was one small pot for each person, and this would take the taste of out-of-town visitors into account. This was a fresh and fun hotpot experience.” (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)