You share a pot of simmering broth on a portable burner with your partner. You pre-select fresh food served in individual bento boxes all prepared and ready to be cooked in the broth. The cooked food are dipped in a special dipping sauce to enjoy! There's one universal hotpot rule, you don't "hotpot" with people you don't like. Like fondue, hotpot is one of the most social of dining formats.