Chinese Fondue

Chinese Fondue

  • Servings: 4 to 6
  • Difficulty: very easy
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Fondues are a great communal dinner that are very easy to prepare and promote lots of conversation.  Guests cook food at their own pace and eat as much or as little as they choose. Serve with rice, salad and fresh bread.  Once you are done with all the cooking, the broth will have great flavour. So, crack a fresh egg in it and whisk it up and then you can serve little bowls of egg drop soup at the end of the meal.  It’s so tasty, but don’t forget to let everyone know you are doing this so they save some room to enjoy it! Clean up is a breeze and if you are lucky to have uncooked leftovers, you’ve got the makings of a great stir fry for the next day!


  • 2 litres quality chicken broth  (You can make your own broth or use best quality low salt broth available at your grocery store)
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into large florets
  • 12 large cremini or white mushrooms cut in half (leave whole if using smaller mushrooms)
  • 1 each green and red, orange or yellow pepper cut into large chunks
  • Optional: also include cauliflower and/or brussel sprouts
  • ½ pound paper thin slices of beef per person (ask for Chinese fondue meat, or use stir fry strips)
  • 3 or 4 cooked shrimp per person (heat in broth or serve cold with cocktail sauce)
  • Dipping sauces (see directions below for recipe ideas)
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat up about 2 litres of good quality chicken broth on the stove.  Transfer to your fondue pot and light the flame beneath your pot. Follow directions and cautions on your fondue pot for using fuel correctly
  2. Cut vegetables in large enough pieces to stay on the fondue fork.  
  3. Arrange meat and vegetables on a platter.
  4. Prepare your favourite rice and salad to serve with the meal, and perhaps some fresh bread
  5. Serve with dipping sauces:  Two favourites are two parts steak or BBQ sauce with 1 part mayonnaise and a teaspoon of honey, and cocktail sauce if you are having shrimp.  Be creative with your sauces and make up your own recipe…we also like Asian sesame, ginger or peanut sauces…use spicy sauces if you like it hot
  6. At the end of the meal, crack an egg in the pot.  Whisk for 1 minute and serve small bowls of deliciously flavoured soup, thanks to all the meat and veggie cooking!

Equipment needed:  Fondue pot, 2 fondue forks per person, bowls for dipping sauces (some fondue pots have lazy susan with bowls attached), fondue fuel

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