The Place One of the latest craze in Singapore. One of the latest malls in Singapore. One of the latest restaurant concepts by Paradise Group. What’s not haps about this new steamboat (aka hotpot) restaurant?!
Beauty in The Pot rides on the popular phenomenon locally about the healthy benefits of collagen soup base steamboat, with the freshest of ingredients. And if the restaurant name ain’t cliche enough to entice you to give this new restaurant a try, their service probably will! The waitresses are trained to bow to diners right after serving anything to their table, treating every diners with their utmost respect, perhaps akin to dining like an emperor (empresses) in the olden days – not kidding! We were told, if you felt really uncomfortable with the palace-styled service, you can request the service team to treat you like a commoner too!
The Food The collagen soup base here ain’t boiled from chicken, rather from Shark’s Cartilage; popular for its benefits in both health (anti-cancer) and beauty (collagen & healing). That said, we must admit, the broth itself makes a perfect steamboat base soup as well. Hitting off almost perfectly with the freshest of ingredients served here, this is possibly one of the best steamboat experiences theRantingPanda have had in awhile.
The Beauty Collagen Broth costs $20, and if would like some Spicy Nourishing Broth (Pork Bone Soup) to go along as well, the Twin Flavours Broth is priced at $25. For those whom have a low tolerance level for spice, word of caution on the spiciness of the latter soup base! But for those whom dig spicy food, the trick here is to have the last spoonful – it apparently gets spicier as the soup boils longer!
One of the key highlights here is the Ebiko Prawn Paste ($12), and many of its other seafood paste. Allow the service team to scoop the paste into the soup, if you do not wish to make a mess out of it!
You already know by now, we dig the best red meats in town – US Kurobuta Pork ($9) and US Wagyu Ribeye ($21). We were told the beef slices here takes only a magical 8 seconds in the hot soup to be boiled to perfection. So make sure you count this carefully, or live to regret!
The prices above are for half portions, which is ideal for 2 pax! Unfortunately the full portions are going at twice the price, no discount there if you are wondering.
Another must-try here is the Signature Homemade Fish Tofu ($1.80 per piece), curated specially to go with the collagen soup base, this fish tofu made from yellow tail fish, soya bean and egg white literally melts in your mouth. It’s rather delicate, so make sure you handle this tofu with much tender loving care; its texture is silky, and has a very well balanced pseudo bean-curd taste. We must say this is quite a unique creation of Beauty in The Pot!
We would not recommend the Red Garoupa ($28) though. Couldn’t quite fathom the high cost of fresh fish at such steamboat joints, or for that matter, in most Chinese restaurants. Probably due to my day job as a number-crunching worker, this sliced fish simply doesn’t justify its high cost!
Rants If I have not mentioned, the restaurant allows its diner to curate its own dipping sauces, with selections from the normal chili flanks and light soya sauce, to the more sophisticated sesame and peanut sauce. And if this sounds all too good, it doesn’t. Beauty charges you $2 to enjoy this service, together with free-flow rice. I mean, for $2, come on! Waive it please, just doesn’t feel good having to start paying for sauces honestly.
Will I Return Again? Who doesn’t love steamboat? With the combination of an awesome soup base and best ingredients, it’s tough not to consider heading back to Beauty in The Pot for a steamboat meal – even for supper since we should never miss any chances to put Beauty before sleep!
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Beauty in The Pot
11 Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: +65 6702 2542
Monday to Thursday: 11am to 3pm & 5.30pm to 1am
Friday, Saturday and eve of PH: 11am to 3am
Sunday and PH: 11am to 1am
Ranted by The Ranter