Jim Jum – Thai Hot Pot


Jim Jum or Thai Hot Pot is popular street food in Thailand especially in the winter. It traditionally made with chicken or pork and fresh herbs such as galangal, sweet basil, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, cooked in a small clay pot on a charcoal stove.

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Thai Hot Pot

Thai Hot Pot

Jim Jum is a street version of hot pot in Thailand. Its origins are Laos or Khmer. The name comes from the way it is cook and eats. Jim means to dip in and Jum means to drop something down quickly into a liquid. A fantastic way to relax over dinner is to enjoy this dish with a few friends in cold-weather of winter.


It is prepared in a small clay pot that is placed above a charcoal stove

Jim Jum is prepared in a small clay pot that is placed above a charcoal stove. Pork (or chicken) is the main ingredient in this dish, and it is complimented by sweet basil, kaffir lime, lemongrass and galangal. Some variations of jim jum include seafood and fresh vegetables. Bowls of spicy sauces are also popular accompaniments in Thailand. The meat is eaten using chopsticks, and you can enjoy authentic Asian flavour by dipping the pieces in hot broths on cold wintry nights.

Jim jum is seasoned with fresh coriander and pounded ginger. Sprinkles of hot sauce, too, adds a lot of flavour to this dish, and make it look attractive.

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