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Guru-Guru

Guru-Guru is the sound of yummy. Guru-Guru is the sound of happy.

Author : Lin Shicong Artist : Josef Lee

 

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A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR


"Guru-Guru (the sound of 'bubbling' in Mandarin) simulates the sound of food boiling in a hotpot. This sound, coupled with the aroma, always implies that family and friends are getting around for a meal.


Unlike other cuisines, the essence of hotpot culture is self-service, where everyone puts their preferred dishes in the same soup base and dips them in the sauce that suits their own tastes. Everyone is harmonized in diversity.


This is a growing-up story, filled with warm memories. The girl in the story, Yuan Yuan, longs to grow up, and the hotpot plays the part of a delicious and magical catalyst in the process."


- Lin Shicong


Exploring different character designs of YuanYuan
Early pencilled sketches of Guru-Guru

 

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Fun Facts about Hotpot


1. Hot pot in Chinese is huǒguō — which literally translates to "fire pot."


2. The tradition of cooking food and soup in a pot originated in China over 1,000 years ago.


3. One of the origin stories for this culinary tradition was that Mongol soldiers would camp out and eat meals circled around a fire, using their helmets to cook since they had very few cooking utensils at their disposal.


4. Another origin story claims that Chongqing boatmen invented the hotpot as an inexpensive and easy way to prepare meals.


5. The 3 most popular types of hotpot are Chongqing hotpot, Sichuan hotpot, and Japanese hotpot (also known as shabu-shabu).

 

Watch this video for a Beginner's Guide to Hot Pot Dining!

 

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