The Place After opening two outlets at OneKM Mall and The Centrepoint, one of the most popular hotpot restaurants in Singapore Beauty in the Pot opened its third and largest outlet just a week ago. Coincidentally, the newest outlet of the perpetually packed steamboat restaurant is also located at OneKM Mall, on Level 3 with a very spacious size of over 7,600 square feet and 288 seats.
The first thing I notice about the newest outlet is the predominantly pink interior. The interior such as the walls and ceiling take reference from cherry blossoms during spring season, while the restaurant’s flooring features white marble stippled with pink quartz. This feels like a new outlet specially designed for the ladies!
In addition, there are also private rooms available with individual pots, which reminds me of the concept at Paradise Hotpot in Compass One.
The other ambitious plan in the pipeline is a children’s playground at the outdoor area.
The Food The main difference for this outlet (other than its ridiculously pink interior) as opposed to the one on level 2 in the same mall is that it will serve six soup bases, similar to The Centrepoint’s outlet, including the Beauty Collagen Broth (Shark’s Cartilage Soup), Longevity Wild Pine Mushroom Broth (Vegetarian), Spicy Nourishing Broth (Pork Bone Soup), Vitamin C Tomato Sweet Corn Broth, Herbal Drunken Chicken Broth and Cooling Coconut Broth. The price of a single pot starts from S$14; a quart pot starts from S$5 each.
Even though my favourite broths remain the Beauty Collagen and Spicy Nourishing, the Cooling Coconut Broth is quite clear and refreshing as it contains coconut flesh from young coconut.
Some of my favourite dishes to order whenever I visit the restaurant is the Fried Beancurd Skin (S$4.90/half; S$9.80/full), Signature Homemade Fish Tofu (S$2/piece) and Soft Bone Pork Meatballs (S$5/half portion; S$10/full).
As usual, there is also an option to top up S$3.80 for the condiments and fresh fruits.
Rants The whole interior being pink is very feminine, vastly different from the strong oriental look of the outlet at level 2 in the same mall. Perhaps pink is the new black?
Will I Return Again? Beauty in The Pot remains my favourite steamboat restaurant in Singapore, even after trying the famous ones in Taipei as a benchmark.
For more on the steamboat options in Singapore, read our recent Snippet on Best Steamboat in Singapore!
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Beauty in The Pot
11 Tanjong Katong Road
Monday to Sunday: 11.30am to 3am
Ranted by The Ranter