Dipping a multitude of ingredients around a pot of steaming, flavoursome broths has to be one of the best inventions in the history of us Asians.
Best enjoyed with friends, you’ll have the luxury of customising every experience, deciding what and exactly how much you want to put in each time.
If you’re thinking of where to eat,
Here are FIVE places you can check out your next hotpot meal.
King’s Laksa Steamboat comprises of a husband-and-wife team that specialises in, well, laksa steamboat. Diners here can enjoy the delicious coconut and curry broth as they enjoy ingredients like prawn paste chicken, fried tofu with Thai sauce and sliced pork belly. The restaurant can be located along Teck Chye Terrace, just a few short minutes’ walk from Serangoon MRT station.
With both Chinese and Singaporean-style dishes on offer, it’s easy to understand why Hai Xian Lao is such a popular hotpot restaurant among locals. Located at Wilkie Edge, near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, the restaurant has both an all-you-can-eat buffet as well as a la carte options. The latter has items like prime angus short ribs, specialty pork belly and live tiger prawns. Either way, it’s a delight enjoying them with satisfying hot broth with friends and family.
50% slots: 15:00 | 15:30
Steamboats and hotpots are all about choice, and Tian Fu certainly doesn’t disappoint here! Soup bases alone have 10 different options to choose from, ranging from classics like mala to other unique specialties like lobster and satay. Encompassing a laidback atmosphere and interiors, the restaurant offers premium ingredients like homemade shrimp caviar paste, house special drunken live prawns and Australian wagyu beef.
Offering an authentic Chongqing soup base all the way from China is Xiao Mu Deng. While they are a hotpot restaurant, the folks here try to do things a little differently. One of their features is a self-service ordering system that allows diners to see how their food looks like first before deciding whether to accept the dish. There are over 80 ingredients to choose from, from fresh beef tripe to fried crispy meat.
50% slots: 16:30 | 17:00
With more than 100 outlets across Asia, Tanyoto’s reputation and quality is well recognised. Here in Singapore, they are found at Liang Court, just steps from Clarke Quay MRT station. Tanyoto specialises in Sichuan steamboat. Diners can choose from different soup bases, from mild ones like ginseng to their in-house special peppery soup. There are fresh ingredients available to enjoy with your broth, with options like beef fillet, fresh prawn paste and their homemade Four Treasure Ball.
50% slots: 16:00 | 21:30