Although various hotpot styles are enjoyed throughout China, the spiciest and tastiest hotpot comes from Chongqing.

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It’s tasty because there’s a layer of rendered beef fat in the kitchen-sink sized hotpot at the center of the table. Dried and fresh red chili peppers and 20 other herbs and spices go into the hotpot soup ensuring that whatever meat, vegetable, noodle or tofu you dip into the hotpot you will be rewarded with a spicy euphoria that will linger long after the meal is over.

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Retrieved from: CNN