Some know it as Chinese hot pot. The Japanese call it shabu-shabu. Others still refer to it as Chinese fondue. Whatever you call it, it is an event that celebrates food and communal love. Just like Americans love to get together to barbeque, it is an Asian tradition to gather around a hot pot during the winter. The simple act of boiling food in water brings a sense of warmth and joy to the folk who eat this meal regularly. With its easy preparation and promises of good times, you too should gather some loved ones together for a hot pot.