The Mala Market Brass Hot Pot & Hot Pot Base Giveaway (Closed)

We’re giving away a beautiful Brass Hot Pot with Divider and some Hot Pot Bases from The Mala Market!

Brass hot pot from The Mala Market with hot pot spread

Now that the weather has cooled down, it’s officially hot pot season. Hot pot parties are one of the most popular activities in China during winter (and any time of year!). Not only is it perfect for gatherings and celebrations, it’s actually a common way to enjoy dinner when we do not feel like cooking. Because you simply need to buy your favorite ingredients from the market and do a bit of prep to have an indulgent and hearty dinner in no time.

In China, the most popular hot pot is the type with the divider. So you can use two types of soup base to make sure everyone at the table has their favorites. 

Today I’m partnering with The Mala Market to give away their beautiful brass hot pot and tasty hot base bases to one lucky reader of Omnivore’s Cookbook!

Brass hot pot from The Mala Market

About The Mala Market

The Mala Market is America’s source for premium and hard-to-find Sichuan ingredients, a curated selection of Chinese pantry essentials and instructional Chinese pantry collections.

Their mission is to make your Chinese cooking taste like it would in China by importing traditional, artisanal Sichuan ingredients, most of which have never been available in the U.S.

Cultivating relationships with and sourcing directly from producers — cutting out all the middlemen — allows them to guarantee authenticity, quality, safety, and freshness, and also makes it possible for us to learn and share product knowledge directly from the producers.

My experience

Back when I was living in Austin, Texas, I had a hard time finding fresh Sichuan peppercorns before The Mala Market opened for business. And the first time I received a package from them, I was surprised and delighted by the freshness of the spices. Since then I’ve only been using Sichuan peppercorns and dried chili peppers from them, because they are sourced directly from Sichuan and the quality is so high.

I’ve known Taylor, the founder of The Mala Market, for several years and I’m so glad to see her company grow. For this holiday season, she started to carry these beautiful brass hot pots with a divider, which is perfect for winter. 

Enter to win a brass hot pot by The Mala Market

Giveaway prize - brass hot pot and hot pot base

I’m partnering with The Mala Market to give away one Brass Hot Pot and Hot Pot Bases.

This giveaway will be open from November 18th, 2020 and will close on November 27th at 11:59 pm EST.

This giveaway is open to US residents only.

One winner will be selected via the Pick Giveaway Winner plugin and contacted via email so please include a valid email address in the email address entry box (Your email address won’t appear on the website).

The winners are required to respond within 48 hours to claim the prize.

How To Enter:

Ticket 1 (Required): Subscribe to The Mala market newsletter by going to their Homepage and use the sign-up box at the bottom of the page, and leave a separate comment below on this post. (Your email for the comment entry has to match your email address in my Email Newsletter Subscription mailing list.)

Ticket 2 (Required): Subscribe to the Omnivore’s Cookbook Newsletter if you haven’t already, and leave a separate comment below on this post. (Your email for the comment entry has to match your email address in my Email Newsletter Subscription mailing list.)

Ticket 3 (Optional): Follow @TheMalaMarketllc on Instagram and leave a comment below on this post with your Instagram handle.

Ticket 4 (Optional): Follow Omnivore’s Cookbook on Instagram and leave a separate comment at the bottom of the giveaway post.

The winner is Jennifer Ye! Congratulations 🙂


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645 thoughts on “The Mala Market Brass Hot Pot & Hot Pot Base Giveaway (Closed)

      1. Kah Yee Teh

        I was really looking forward to mala hot pot this winter season but now with the pandemic, we won’t be able to enjoy this winter tradition.

    1. Ashlie Braun

      I am so glad I found you and your recipes! Our Chinese exchange student has me hooked on all things Chinese food. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

  1. Tina W

    This is such an incredible opportunity! Throughout COVID, it’s been so important to find ways to care for ourselves and our loved ones. It would be an honor to be able to continue to grow my cooking skills, share my table and invite my community to homemade meals around such a beautiful hot pot! Thank you for this opportunity!

  2. Katherine

    Tried hot pot first time last year! Obsessed and this would be a great addition to my new lifestyle change to cook more home meals! Been doing pretty good this far!
    Good luck to everyone 😋🤗

  3. Jessica Bailey

    I grew up eating Hot Pot with my family during the cold winter months. Always such happy memories whenever we get together for it!

  4. Savannah

    So glad I came across the post on instagram about Mala Market! I have grown desperate to find a reliable source for peppercorn & chilis that my partner [from Szechuan] would approve of ~ it doesn’t hurt there is a chance to also update our hotpot to something more reliable 🙂 We love following you on IG: @idreamofsavi

  5. Virginie

    I just made hot pot last night in my instant pot because I don’t have a real hot pot and definitely need the real one! So my Chinese friend stops making fun of me 😥

  6. Debby Tran

    I just spent the last few days gorging on hot pot! Getting an actual appropriate pot would be awesome!

  7. Kiara Segal

    Completed ticket actions 1-4! The first time I had huo guo was when I was living in Xi’an as a teenager. It is definitely one of my favorite comfort meals! As the weather get’s colder over here, hot pot season is definitely right around the corner! @olapidous_acupuncture is my Ig account, for Ticket 3!

  8. Tabitha

    Hot pot is so good and this pot is SO beautiful! I’d love to win it.
    My instragram handle is @tabbyjaffie

  9. Tohnia Miller

    I signed up! Hope I win but if not I am stoked to find Mala Market because I live in Santa Fe, NM and our only Asian grocery store closed forever. I was totally looking for an online market so I can stock my pantry!! Yay! ( still hope I win too )

  10. Fanny

    Now signed up for both newsletter. Def need to check out Mala Market. Sichuan spices are hard to find online so this is great.

  11. Courtney Thomas

    This is so exciting! I was just saying that I wanted to try Hot Pot at home– I’d love to win!

  12. Kelly

    And last but not least — Ticket 4!! 😍 seriously all your recipes we’ve tried have been amazing and remind us of the wonderful meals we had backpacking through China. Insta: @kellykennedy

  13. Lauren

    What a gorgeous hot pot… We love sharing hot pot all year ‘round but especially during the wintertime. Thank you for such a great giveaway!

  14. Dana

    Signed up for both newsletters – not sure why I didn’t do that sooner. I make your recipes weekly. I’ve been especially loving your mapo eggplant lately. (Ticket 2)

  15. Kim De Souza

    Hot pot is my absolute favorite! We use it to celebrate Chinese New Year when the whole family can get together and have their favorite broths (one spicy, and the other non spicy). Having moved from Singapore away from the fam, I miss this tradition in the US and would love to bring it back with this hotpot ❤️❤️

  16. Bob Tallitsch

    I truly enjoy reading your posts. I have traveled to China more than 12 times and simply love the food and the people. You have helped me become a better stir fry cook.

  17. Hannah

    I would love to win this, I’ve been craving hot pot constantly and there are no good hot pot restaurants in DC!

  18. Jack Owens

    I am following the Omnivore’s Coocbook on Instagram under Funnyriverjack. Ticket #4. Thank you. The Mala Market and the Omnivore’s Cookbook are two of my favorite places

  19. Louisa Sevillano Antes

    I just love getting your newsletters and recipes! Hoping to win that gorgeous yin yang hotpot pot because hotpot is my absolute favorite winter meal!

  20. Louisa Sevillano Antes

    I’m already following you on Insta and I just followed Mala Market as well! @louisashappiness

  21. Helen Ditouras

    I have been following Maggie for a while and have purchased her cookbook and have visited the Mala Market for incredible Sichuan recipes/ideas! I am excited to enter the contest for the hot pot giveaway and look forward to expanding my Asian recipes!

    Ticket 1

  22. Karen Silvers

    Ticket 2 – I was already subscribed to omnivores cookbook. I love these recipes and use them all the time. Would love a hotpot.

  23. Caroline Brannon

    I’m so looking forward to this! I’ve been wanting to make Hot Pot for so long. Thank you for this 🙂

    My IG @kiwido_art to account for my other two tickets


    Mala Market: how timely when we spend so much more time at home in semi- “Lock Down” mode. Now I can just order my needs and have them shipped directly to my door without leaving the house.

    Thanks again for all you do,


  25. Grace Franca

    I need this pan! I’ll cook excellent food and variety. I am following you the mala market both and also subscribed.

  26. S Praetorius

    I have wanted to try hot pot with my family. It looks like something wonderful for everyone and every taste.

  27. tsukasa korom

    I am already subscribed to your newsletter but hoping for a second ticket to be entered for me. thank you

  28. Deirdre Boyd

    Hi, Maggie! I followed The Mala Market & commented on Instagram;) 🙏🏻🎈 Thank You! @theorhertenaciousd

  29. Deirdre Boyd

    Hi, Maggie! I followed @omnivoirescookbook & commented on Instagram;) 🙏🏻🎉 Thank You! @theothertenaciousd

  30. soph

    superrrr cool giveaway! i love your recipes and looking forward to trying more! i also learned about the Mala Market through you so thank you! – ticket 2

  31. Dani

    Hot pot is such a great winter meal, but it won’t be the same this year without having friends over for dinner.

  32. Deirdre Boyd

    Hi, Maggie! I am already a fan & subscriber to your newsletter 🥳🤩 This giveaway is super wonderful! i hope i win! Thank You! @theothertenaciousd

  33. Deirdre Boyd

    I subscribed to the Mala Market’s newsletter — thank you for the reference to them when i first found you — it was the only place for me to find certain ingredients especially chilis and salt-free wines!

    The giveaway is very generous! We appreciate you 🙏🏻

    Deirdre & daughter Avery

  34. Connie

    Ticket 1: I will always remember wintry nights with our (not so fancy) hotpot steaming up the kitchen window—such a special memory! Now, my husband looooooves hotpot and all things Szechuan and I want to recreate that memory 🙂

  35. Steph

    Ticket #2 — Love your newsletter. I’m already an existing Omnivore’s Cookbook Newsletter subscriber!

  36. Mishel Mullan

    I’d love the hot pot! Also, I’ve made the chili oil, and I can’t believe it was so simple. And it goes on pretty much anything!

  37. Emi A.

    Subscribed to your newsletter – your Chinese recipes have been so amazing, and I’ve learned a ton!

  38. Madisonne

    This hot pot would be amazing to win! I grew up in Chengdu and would love to use this pot to remind me of home!

  39. Linda Chau

    Really enjoy your recipes and I remember using this kind of brass hot pots in Beijing. I miss hot pot in Beijing. Hope I win this beauty 🙏🏻Keep up your great work! 🙂

  40. Cathy Bernatt

    I love your Omnivore Cookbook Newsletter and have made several of your recipes for friends and we RAVE about them!

  41. Jocelyn Wang

    My father lives in Beijing and I live in Chicago. We don’t have a particularly close relationship, but every time he visits stateside, we make a point to go to get hotpot together. It’s the one thing we both know we have common ground on: this love for hotpot. This is how I first introduced my now long-time boyfriend to my father and this is where I celebrated my admission into graduate school. Aside from the fact that hotpot is my favorite way of eating food, it symbolizes togetherness, warmth, and love to me. There is no greater feeling than ladling food for your loved ones, or sharing the excitement of hotpot with someone who’s trying it for the very first time. Hotpot warms the stomach and warms the soul. And if you’re not desperately trying to wipe away at your running nose from the Sichuan spice and mala flavors… well, then.. you’re not doing it right 😉

  42. Cathy Bernatt

    Omnivore’s Cookbook on Instagram photos made me drool!
    You are an awesome chef and I LOVE your recipes!
    Thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us!

  43. Jocelyn Wang

    +1 ticket for following The Mala Market newsletter! Excited to have such sustainably sourced and authentic Sichuan flavors here in the states.

  44. Heying Duan

    I subscribed to the Mala Market newsletter. Their website looks awesome! I will order some stuff for my Christmas feast!

  45. Barbara Sigismund

    Maggie, There is no one out there right now who enables me to turn out superb Chinese dishes, only you. I studied long ago with Bruce Cost and I know he would be impressed by you.

  46. Mark A Madeira

    Greetings I have subscribed to Mala Market’s Site. Thank you for the opportunity to try and win a beautiful Brass Hot Pot.
    Best Regards.

  47. Olwyn Aipperspach

    It would be exciting to have a hot pot party with the beautiful handmade brass hot pot and broth base together with Deng Long Jiao chilis from the Mala Market.

  48. Jacquie Morneau

    Subscribed to The Mala. Thanks for such great recipes and giveaways. Stay healthy and enjoy the holidays.

  49. Jacquie Morneau

    Subscribed to The Mala. Thanks for all the great recipes and giveaways. Stay healthy and enjoy the holidays.

  50. Tamara Jorstad

    Hello! What a wonderful offer and great information as well as beautiful products. I’ve followed all the steps, signing up and following in Instagram. Thank you for all that you do to share your expertise!

  51. Suzane

    I signed up at Mala Market. Thank you for your recipes. I have tried several, and they were outstanding.

  52. peg

    i love hotpot and last year for christmas i made a hotpot! My kids were they were expecting a Beef Roast as was the usual Christmas Meal! But they loved the hot pot..their first experience of this dish! would love to win!

  53. Caryn Stardancer

    Ticket 1. What a beautiful hot pot! With both vegetarians and omnivores in my family, the dual pot is a clever solution.

  54. Mark

    My brother discovered hot pot at a Chinese New Year’s party we went to in January. He keeps talking about it and hinting at getting one. This would make a great Christmas gift for him! Especially since we are college students, so money is tight! The Mala Market looks very interesting, and I have been cooking a lot of Sichuan dishes lately, so the selection is very intriguing.

  55. Donna Maul

    Please enter me in the hot pot contest. @ instadonnamaul The Mala Market is wonderful! I live in California and can easily buy many Asian ingredients but the ones I can’t find, I now know where to get them. While I’m here let me praise omnivores cookbook and Maggie! I started cooking Chinese cuisine as a challenge and a hobby. Little did I know it would so easy (well, some of the recipes are simple)! Thanks, Maggie, I’m glad I found you.

  56. Kathy

    Amazing opportunity to win a fabulous, authentic hot pot! Have always wanted to try “hot pot” soup!

  57. Cynthia felix

    I love hotpot! With covid restrictions, some restaurants in my area have closed down and we haven’t been able to dine in all year. I really miss having boiling spicy soup to share with my family. I’m excited to find out about the Mala Market and the different items they have to offer in order to make it at home.

  58. Cynthia

    Ticket #2, Thank you for sharing Mala Market. I’m so curious about their hot pot bases.
    IG @ cynyeung

  59. Cynthia

    Ticket #4, IG @ cynyeung following you on IG. I haven’t had an hot pot since moving to CA away from family. This would be amazing for the winter season.

  60. Olwyn Aipperspach

    Already enjoying Omnivore’s Cookbook Newsletter and the opportunity to enter the Mala Market Brass Hot Pot Giveaway!

  61. Charleen Chu

    What is ticket #5? We love doing oil fondue (as well as cheese and chocolate), and love the flavors of Sichuan and Hunan foods. So really curious now about the hot pot — sort of like a broth fondue!

  62. Olwyn Aipperspach

    Very grateful to Maggie for the introduction to the superior Mala Market products that can not be found anywhere else, and thank you for the awesome brass hot pot giveaway opportunity! @cha.bro.lia

  63. Lore Sullivan

    I signed up for the newsletter from the Mala Market. I already am subscribed to your newsletter. I followed @themalamarketlc on Instagram and @ominvorerscookbook on Instagram. My handle is @teachbear1.

    My oldest son is adopted from China and loves spicy foods and cooking Chinese food.

  64. Alicia

    Such a beautiful hot pot! Been daydreaming of doing hot pot at home, especially as it gets colder (though I went happily in summer also hah).

  65. Alicia

    Signed up for mala market newsletter. Didn’t know they existed, saw some exciting things on their webpage 👀

  66. Kah Yee Teh

    Hot pot is so much more than just delicious food. It’s about coming together, spending time with your loved ones, and trial and error – sometimes you lose your fishball (only to find it much later overcooked but still worth it) or maybe your sauce combo is off. But regardless, you know you’ll have a fun, delicious, somewhat messy time.

  67. Linna

    Hot pot reminds me of my childhood with the family standing over the pot cooking, eating, drinking, talking and laughing!!

  68. Paul Lee

    My friend that I met in college just recently introduced me to hot pot and now I’m hooked! Having my own hot pot gear would be so nice!!

  69. Wendy Ruskin

    Love hotpot year round and enjoy the variety of veggies, spices and sauces you’ve introduced us to!

  70. Katy

    I just filled out all 4 ticket entries! I love hot pot and eat it every 2 weeks at home 😍

  71. Katy

    Ticket 3 – Subscribed to the Omnivore Cookbook’s newsletter! Love the brass look of the pot, super stylish!

  72. Katy

    Ticket 4- Hot pot is the most comforting meal, especially in the winter. Love sharing with family and friends 😊

  73. Joanne

    My family love hot pot in the winter time in MN!
    Too bad it’s hard to find all the ingredients to make it at home when you can’t even eat out anymore due to COVID-19 🙁

  74. Emily

    I find the mother/daughter story of Taylor & Fong Chong compelling. I admired their strong relationship which resulted in the Mala Market. The Mala Market has several items that are interesting and rarely found In common Asian markets as the Zhongba Soy Sauce, the Baoning Handcrafted 10 yr Aged Vinegar and the Sichuan Pepper Grinder. That brass hot pot is absolutely a gorgeous piece, artistically beautiful as well as utilitarian. I hope I will be the lucky winner.

  75. Linda

    Hi Maggie! Thank you for introducing us to the Mala Market. I’ve subscribed to their newsletter (ticket 1) for product info and recipes. I havent had spicy hot pot in years, last time was in Suzhou China.

  76. Linda

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! I’m already subscribed to your newsletter (ticket 2). Your kittens are adorable. Best wishes!

  77. Kate

    Glad to be following the Mala Market (my go to for great ingredients) and the Omnivore’s Cookbook (my go to for great advice) on Insta at veni_legi_vici !

  78. Tracy

    It would be nice to win a brass divided hot pot since my family are “spicy food” lovers as well getting having meal together for bonding time!!🥰

  79. Dan

    I want to win that hot pot, but am slightly afraid of how much hot pot I would consume. Fingers crossed!


  80. Marcia Fasy

    I signed up for the Mala Market newsletter and I have been subscribed to your emails for quite a while.

  81. Karen

    Hi Maggie,

    Thanks for organizing this giveaway! I love hotpot and was pretty much known as the hotpot queen amongst my friends when I was in Singapore!

    Ticket 1 : Subscribed to The Mala market newsletter 🙂

  82. Karen

    I love the tingly sensation of Sichuan Peppercorns!

    Ticket 3 (Optional): Follow @TheMalaMarketllc on Instagram and leave a comment below on this post with your Instagram handle.

    Followed & here’s my handle: @superfinefeline

  83. Karen

    My last entry! Ooh, I hope I’ll win this beautiful hotpot!

    Ticket 4 : Follow Omnivore’s Cookbook on Instagram and leave a separate comment at the bottom of the giveaway post.

    I’ve been following your IG profile for a while and am always in awe of your posts.
    My handle is @superfinefeline

  84. Dragonfly

    The hot pot shown is beautiful! The one I currently have is very small and cheap. I love hot pot, especially in the colder months but eat it year-round as well.

  85. Sumi Fulwider

    I did sign up for the Mala Market separately, but I don’t understand how it will link to your website.

  86. Lesley Tozer

    This pot looks amazing I’ve not seen any like this before so wish I could have entered but sadly I am in the UK.

  87. Mary Ann Ray

    Dreaming of a cold day in Beijing……….around the table with friends. Mala and Maggie, the best!

  88. Lillabet Popp

    I just entered subscribed! I absolutely love this blog and all the recipes. I have just gotten into Asian cooking recently and have to say i have made some pretty good egg noodle stir fry…but i want to get better. Thank you for all your useful information

  89. Lillabet

    I just had a chance to sit down and look at my email of the 5 day Chinese cooking crash course…..and it is AMAZING!!!!! Thank you so much for supplying us with all this useful information. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned in such a short time. Muchas gracias!

  90. Janice S Dsouza

    Thanks for all the work you put into this blog. I have learned so much about Chinese food and grateful along with recipes we also get the context for the dishes.

    Excited for the giveaway:
    I signed up for the newsletters and I have always followed you with @biryani4ever and now follow @theMalaMarketllc as well.

    Thank you!

  91. Linda Delcastilho

    I love your IG account and website. I also look for oxtail recipes. Would love cooking it in this equipment if I win. Thank you.

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