In China its called Hot Pot. Sometime in the early 70’s the swiss imported it. Some Swiss guy or gal went to China and brought the dish home. It is now one of the main choices for Christmas dinners or other holiday get togethers.
Fondue Sheen-whazzzz is how you pronounce it. It is french. The unknown swiss importer must have come from the french region of Switzerland, but all the swiss say it in french. In swiss-german, its called fondue chinoise too.
It is a fondue made with bouillon. Normally with a selection of sliced meats, like beef, pork, and chicken.
But its the Sauces that make or break the fondue! Many fondue sets come with built in sauce compartments that you can turn around the fondue to make your sauce selection. What a treat it is to have 6 different sauces to choose from! And how great it is to sit at the table with your family or friends for a lengthy dinner sharing the sauces and sharing the good times!
Here are the 6 sauces I made this year. If you click on them you go right to the recipe: