Steamboat is a Asian style fondue where you cook raw meat, fish & vegetables in a boiling broth at your table. More generally it is known as hot-pot, with Malaysian exclusively christening it Steamboat.
The food is cooked in a steamboat cooker which gently heats the broth for the duration. Usually the dish is eaten in winter as it is the pinnacle of warming comfort food but owing to its rising popularity, people are indulging in it all year round.
Perhaps the best thing about steamboat is not the variety of meat & fish, but the extension of the meal time. Organising & cooking your food at the table created plenty of time to chat & get excited about the meal before being able to eat, something that always results in more satisfaction.
As you cook your own meal at the table, it is also a good choice if you are on a time limit as you are in control of how much time you dedicate to cooking. Steamboat is undoubtedly a fantastic choice for large groups, doubling up as not only a meal out but effectively a team building activity, whilst you delegate who cooks what.