Hot pot is served by placing a pot of spicy, hot broth at the center of the table, accompanied by an assortment of ingredients to dip in the broth to cook. Ingredients range from thinly sliced meat to eggs and vegetables. Once the ingredient is cooked, it gets dipped in one of several sauces at the table. Each combination of ingredients, cooking time and dipping sauce provides a new flavor experience.
Dry pot, on the other hand, is just as it sounds: dry and served without broth. However, serving the pot without the broth doesn’t take away anything of its flavor. When the pot is served dry, everything inside has already been cooked and sizzled to spicy perfection.