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Sinseollo is a kind of hot pot, which is cooked by putting
various ingredients in a metal pot, pouring broth and boiling
them together to be taken on-site. The ingredients
are arranged in the pot in good and orderly shape according
to color. The food is similar to stew, but different
from it in that stew has mostly one main ingredient while
sinseollo has a lot of ingredients cooked together so that
diverse tastes originating from each ingredient can be enjoyed
in one time.
cooking method is unique in that several persons sitting
around the table can dine on it jointly while the food is
boiling on the table, each person picking up the food when
suitable to his taste.
Sinseollo was originated from the story that a politician
Chung Hee-ryang had become a victim in a massacre of scholars
under the rule of King Yeonsan in Joseon (Chosun) dynasty.
He fled to a remote mountain and was leading a solitary
life like a hermit. He made a pot and cooked vegetable
by boiling in it, to be taken as daily meal. After
his death, his utensil had come to be called as sinseollo,
meaning a fire pot (ro) used by a hermit (sinseon).
And later, the food has begun to be called as sinseonro