|Literal meaning||spicy numbing hot|
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Malatang (simplified Chinese: 麻辣烫; traditional Chinese: 麻辣燙; pinyin: málàtàng; lit. 'spicy numbing hot [soup]') is a common type of Chinese street food. It originated in Sichuan, but it differs mainly from the Sichuanese version in that the Sichuanese version is more similar to what in northern China would be described as hot pot.
On June 20, 2017, the Chinese General Department of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the National Standards Management Committee jointly issued a series of national standards for "English Translation and Writing Standards." in Public Services ". The standard name for the noun Malatang into English is "Spicy Hot Pot" officially launched on December 1, 2017, but despite this stance, the term "malatang" has entered English as a loanword.[circular reference]