Is it that cooking is not good? Personally, I think that the whole hot pot has the same flavor, and stir-fry can be varied, and you can order whatever flavor you want. But why does everyone love hot pot? Cause I am a little disgusted with hot pot now.
Seeing this question, I immediately remembered a question that Cai Lan once answered every day. “If a dish in the world disappears, what kind of dish will disappear” Chua Lam said: “I think let the hot pot disappear.” Chua Lan gave the reason: “Because hot pot is the most uncultured dish. The way, when the things are cut and thrown in, what’s so delicious?” Let’s take a look at the chief director of “China on the Bite of the Tongue”, how Chen Xiaoqing answered this question. Chen Xiaoqing said: “Canteen dishes can be eliminated.” The reason given by Chen Xiaoqing is: “This is completely without any cooking technology content. I think the problem is that the first essence of the canteen is nutrition and safety. As for whether it is good or not, it is…” No I know if you have discovered that, whether it is hot pot or canteen dishes, the dishes that two gourmets do not like, they have one thing in common, that is, a high degree of standardization, a simple cooking method, and a high degree of replication. (Of course, in terms of taste, hot pot is definitely better than most canteen dishes). This is the same reason why the restaurants opened by celebrities are hot pot restaurants, because hot pot restaurants are simple to make. The requirements for the staff in the back kitchen and the front hall are not high. When making hot pot is a “simple” thing, everyone is making hot pot, isn’t the marketing and publicity of hot pot all overwhelming? Eating hot pot, eating hot pot, is like brainwashing by MLM, moisturizing things silently sneak into our minds… This is a favorite for hot pot restaurant owners. From the perspective of consumers, some people don’t like spicy food, and some people don’t like to eat this or that, but everyone likes hot pot, or people who don’t like hot pot will not hate it… The audience is very wide. I don’t know if you have discovered that when we have dinner together, especially company dinners, we always eat hot pot… because choosing hot pot is a “dish” that does not require thinking and does not care about other people’s tastes… just like Cai As Lan said, “Hot pot has no culture.” Although I like hot pot very much, I agree with it. Although hot pot was born from the wharf culture, it is not called culture, it can only be called source. Although I am a catering, hot pot has indeed promoted the development of the entire catering industry. But I still hope that there will be more cultured dining.