Hot pot pan

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Hot pot pan

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:57 pm

Hi everybody! Is it correct to call the black hot pot pan in the following link "a hot pot pan with an iron S in the middle"? I post two links in case you cannot access one of them.

https://www.foody.vn/ho-chi-minh/shabu- ... c-vivocity

https://lozi.vn/photos/buffet-lau-nhat- ... paign=copy

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Hot pot pan

Post by tony h » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:16 pm

Maybe "a hot pot pan with an S shaped divider".

I think in England it would be described (slightly inaccurately) as a Yin Yang Hot Pot Pan or casserole dish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang
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Re: Hot pot pan

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:13 pm

Americans might call it a crockpot, if they were forced to call it something.

I've never seen one with an integral divider, whether straight or S-shaped. It's possible that it is a uniquely Vietnamese or south-east Asian variant.

Culturally unique objects are often called by something that approximates to the local name when foreigners first encounter it; if they are then commercialized in the new location, they may then be given one or more different designations by the manufacturer or retailers — or by the public, for that matter.

What is the Vietnamese name for it, Steven? Is it also known outside Vietnam, as far as you know? And is the divider usually cast as part of the pot, or is it removable?
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Post by trolley » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:57 pm

I've never seen them, either but they do look handy. I tried Googling "divided pot" and came up with quite a few pictures. Some pots are divided in half, some in thirds, some in quarters. I am guessing they are Asian in origin as lots of the photos showed them full of Indian foods , or shabu shabu or some other type of "hot pot" meal.
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Re: Hot pot pan

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:14 pm

tony, Erik and trolley : Thank you all very much for your input. Erik: The hot pot pan doesn't have a specific name. I'm not sure if it's known outside Vietnam. As far as I know, the divider is not removable.
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