We love our steamboats. From the days of enjoy the steaming hot soups along Bugis Street, to the increasingly commercialisation of this traditional hot pots into today’s restaurant chains, we are ever ready to head out for a steamboat dinner any time. We decided to collate a list of all our favourites and major steamboat restaurants in Singapore. Let’s get started!
Beauty in the Pot
This is our favourite steamboat restaurant in Singapore. There’s not a close second in our opinion. Since 2015, we have been returning to Beauty in the Pot frequently, and some of the must orders include the Fried Beancurd Skin (炸响铃) and enjoying the Beauty Collagen Broth here. With 3 branches now, with 2 branches at OneKM and the more well located branch at Orchard’s The Centrepoint, the reservation hotline remains unreachable most times during the day, and if you are lucky to get through their phone, make sure you grab their next available table. [Read more here…]
Address: 3 branches at OneKm (2 branches on Level 2 and 3, 11 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 436950) and The Centrepoint (176 Orchard Road, #05-15, Singapore 238843)
Shang Pin Hot Pot
Located at the Rendezvous Hotel, we heard Shang Pin Hot Pot is by the folks previously from Hai Di Lao. Frankly the similarities between both are striking, from similar options on broth to their signatures including the House-made Noodles. Having said, Shang Pin wins on pricing, though Hai Di Lao perhaps wins on freshness of its ingredients. Their Marina Square branch ought to be opening shortly, hopefully they will be able to retain their standards. [Read more here…]
Address: 2 branches at Rendezvous Hotel (9 Bras Basah Road, #02-02, Singapore 189559) and Marina Square (6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-102, Singapore 039594)
A offshoot from Paradise Group’s Beauty in the Pot, Paradise Hotpot currently only has one branch at Seng Kang’s Compass One. Their steamboat ingredient remains similar to that of Beauty’s, though you get to enjoy these in individual pots instead. Our only rant is that they do not serve our favourite Beauty Collagen Broth here. Having said, for folks whom dislike the idea of communal hot pot, Paradise Hotpot will be ideal for you. [Read more here…]
Address: 1 Sengkang Square, #03-05, Compass One, Singapore 545078
Hua Ting Steamboat
Orchard Hotel’s Hua Ting Restaurant opened their steamboat restaurant back in 2016, and have since been popular for their ‘Gan Guo’, also known as casserole. During our initial visit, we have found their pricing on a high in comparison with other steamboat restaurants, and this remains true for its ala carte menu. They have since introduced set menus, with lunch set starting from just S$26 per person, and for dinner set starting from S$48 per person. Perhaps it is time for a return visit? [Read more here…]
Address: #01-08, Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
Tang Restaurant & Bar Supper Club
Hole-in-the-wall steamboat restaurant, with a bar at the front for diners to have a drink before gathering for a steaming affair. Tang Restaurant gets you some of the freshest ingredients for in town, but at a premium too. Limited seats, catering for the folks preferring a more intimate setting. [Read more here…]
Address: 25 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089132
Located at Vivocity, Shabuya is a concept managed by local homegrown restaurant group Creativeateries. Focusing on delivering Japanese shabu-shabu dining experience at a rather affordable pricing, Shabuya has been a mainstay at the mall since. Head here if you are looking for a casual Japanese hot pot dining experience. [Read more here…]
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivocity, #01-102/103, Singapore 098585
Another Japanese shabu-shabu and sukiyaki concept, located in the Bukit Timah district, Sakurazaka is a premium Japanese restaurant catering to folks seeking an authentic Japanese dining experience. The set menus available, and meat slices all variation of wagyu cuts, this meal will most definitely be satisfying. Make sure you enjoy the Japanese Rice Risotto at the end of the meal. [Read more here…]
Address: 24 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289221
Hai Di Lao
Needs no further introduction, Hai Di Lao is perhaps the most popular steamboat chain restaurant in Singapore. Head here for the Ma La or the Tomato Soup Base,and get ready to be impressed with the top-notch service and fresh ingredients here. Amongst the Panda’s favourite steamboat restaurant currently, just be prepared to queue during meal times.
Address: Six branches islandwide.
Opened by SGX-listed Jumbo Group, Jpot offers both individual and communal hot pots with various soup bases, including local options such as Laksa and Fish Soup. Our rants on JPot are their frozen factory-made ingredients, despite Jumbo being a popular fresh seafood restaurant chain.
Address: 2 branches at Vivocity (1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-53, Singapore 098585) and Tampines 1 (10 Tampines Central 1, #03-16, Singapore 529536)
Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant
One of the pioneers that brought steamboat upmarket in Singapore, and perhaps remains one of the most premier steamboat restaurant here. At Imperial Treasure, the sauces gets served to you on your table, and you can ask for assistance to prepare their signature dips, done ala-minute at your request. For the business meals, or for a format setting, Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant is your best pick.
Address: 2 branches at Ion Orchard (#04-09/10 , 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801) and Great World City (#01-37, Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994)
From Thailand, Coca Restaurant been serving up hot pots for decades now. The Pandas have frankly not visited them since, and we wondered why. Perhaps some day, we will.
Address: 3 branches at Leisure Park Kallang, Resorts World Sentosa and Ngee Ann City
Upin Hot Pot
Located at The Central, Upin Hot Pot is another relatively popular option in town. There are three main types of broths here – tomato, spicy mala and chicken broth. Similar to Hai Di Lao, there is the noodle making demonstration when you order the house made noodles, while prices being slightly cheaper than Hai Di Lao and Beauty in the Pot. The quality of the meats and broths are not too bad, though we can’t say it is the best in this list. If anything, service is definitely something which needs to be improved on.
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen St, 03-87, The Central, Singapore 059817
Long Qing Specialty Hotpot
Located along Hong Kong Street, this almost 2-year-old steamboat restaurant Long Qing Specialty Hotpot (隆庆) has been in our radar for awhile. Frankly, glad to finally make it here during the Chinese New Year season this year. Small setup, with what looks like less than 30 seats, Long Qing was packed with return guests during our visit. Should you be looking to visit Long Qing any time soon, do recommend you to make a reservation ahead of your visit. [Read more here…]
Address: 18 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059661
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