I know these are used typically when you don't need to cook anything for a very long time. My problem is that I haven't been able to find one. We have a Hong Kong Market here, but they do not carry the pots. So I asked the Manager, if she could by chance order some for me to purchased and she replied that they were hard to come by. I went to KoaMart.com and they said that they were out of stock. It's been more than a month now. Can anyone tell me were I can find this type of pot. I would like the ones they have here on the website! And can someone please tell me where I can purchase some abalone; when I made the porridge the last time I had to substitute salmon the first time and shrimp the second time. Eventhough we here in the South are priviledged to have an abundance of fresh seafood, that is fish and crustations from the Gulf, abalone is not one of the things we have. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.