Hotpot is very easy and flexible. Just prepare the sides that you want to eat with the hot pot. Then make the hot pot soup.
Put the soup base into the pot then fill it with chicken stock. Bring the pot to a boil. Add the dried hot chilies, Sichuan peppercorn, big scallion stalk for extra flavor and also for the presentation.
Before we started eating, add some salt and taste it to adjust the broth because every hot pot soup base contains different amount of sodium.
You also want to have some extra stock on the side because as the time goes by, the liquid will evaporate and you will have to add more broth to the pot.
Add few pieces of spring onion at the end. Now you can bring this pot out and serve.