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Black Knight Review: Famous Taiwanese Hotpot Restaurant With 16-Hour Fish Maw Chicken Soup, Truffle Fried Rice And More

20th February 2023
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Black Knight hotpot from Taiwan at Millenia Walk  

Black Knight - flatlay

Singapore’s food scene has evolved rapidly through the years, but one dish that has withstood the test of time is hotpot. Nothing beats socialising over a hearty hotpot session with your loved ones, and Black Knight aims to provide that homely experience with their quality hotpot broths and ingredients.

Black Knight - storefront

Hailing from Taipei, Black Knight has a history of more than 40 years, and is wildly popular—they’re even said to be well-liked by famous celebrities such as Jay Chou and A-Mei! All of Black Knight’s hotpot soup bases are simmered for 16 hours each, resulting in a deeply rich and flavourful broth. What’s more, they offer seven different hotpot broths to choose from.

Food At Black Knight

Black Knight - fish maw soup

The most essential part of any hotpot meal is the soup base. We started with the Fish Maw Chicken Pot (from $48++), which comes with loaded fish maw, kampong chicken, dry scallops and cordyceps. The collagen-based soup packed in a thick and creamy mouthfeel, and boasted a natural sweetness that was enhanced by the long hours of simmering. 

Black Knight - spicy pot

For the other half of our soup base, we went for the Spicy Pot (from $38++). While it looked fiery with its menacing crimson colour, the broth wasn’t too spicy, and also had some subtle tangy notes. After adding in the meat items, the broth gained an additional depth of flavour that made the soup all the more satisfying. 

Black Knight - meat flatlay

Moving on to their premium meats, we went for the Japanese Pork Collar ($26++), Okinawa Black Pork Belly ($26++) and Australian Sirloin Beef ($32++)

Black Knight - beef

The meat came thinly sliced, so it didn’t take a long time for them to be cooked. My favourite was the sirloin cut, which was well-marbled and had a tender, succulent texture, yet was meaty enough to pair nicely with both our soup bases. 

Black Knight - meat dipped in soup

That being said, the pork slices were equally impressive, with a good meat-to-fat ratio that gave each slice a nice bite. Shabu-shabu the meat in the boiling broth until it just starts turning brown; a little pinkness is okay too.

Black Knight - scallop

We also got a serving of Scallops ($12++). After cooking them in the broth for around three minutes, the plump scallops were juicy with hints of sweetness in each bite, and I was pleased by how fresh they were.

Black Knight - side ingredients

Apart from the meat and seafood items, you can get an assortment of other ingredients to go with your hotpot, such as Glass Vermicelli ($6++) and Fried Beancurd Skin ($10++)

Black Knight - dumplings and meatballs

They also have freshly made dumplings and meatballs, including Lobster Meatball ($12++) and Fishball With Stuffing ($12++) which features a centre filled with roe.

Black Knight - truffle fried rice

The service staff also recommended that we try their signature Black Truffle Fried Rice ($28++), whose aromatic truffle fragrance reached our table before it did.

The taste of truffle was as good as it smelled; each mouthful boasted an immense earthy flavour which made it incredibly savoury. The cherry on this cake was the slice of seared foie gras on top, which melted into each mouthful of fried rice for a truly addictive pairing.

Black Knight - frog leg with salt or pepper

Another recommended dish was Fried Frog Leg with Salt/Pepper ($18++). Admittedly, the frog legs were a tad too salty for my liking, but I enjoyed their crispy texture and mild flavour, that was reminiscent of chicken. 

Black Knight - condiments

A necessity for all hotpot sessions, you can get free-flow condiments for $3++ a diner at Black Knight. Choose from their extensive array of sauces and condiments, ranging from classic sesame paste to oyster sauce!

Ambience at Black Knight 

Black Knight - ambience

Black Knight takes on a minimalist aesthetic with brightly lit interiors, and they even have glass windows near the main kitchen where you can get a glimpse of the food being prepared. The restaurant is spacious with plenty of seats, though it tends to get crowded during peak hours. It is definitely recommended that you make a reservation with them before heading down. 

Black Knight is located at Millenia Walk, located right outside Promenade MRT Station.

The Verdict

Black Knight - getting fat

I certainly enjoyed Black Knight’s wide array of hotpot soups and premium meats. While their food does not come cheap, the quality of the food, and tasty soups match up to what you pay for. I definitely recommend Black Knight if you’re looking for a premium hotpot experience.  

For more hotpot places in the area, read our review of Kurohanabi, for Japanese hotpot with Wagyu innards at Suntec City. Alternatively, check out Xiabu Xiabu, a famous Chinese hotpot restaurant with curry broth and more!

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-02/05 Nihon Street, Millennia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6518 9198
Website
Black Knight is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Photos taken by Hui Hui Lau.
This was a media tasting at Black Knight.

Black Knight Review: Famous Taiwanese Hotpot Restaurant With 16-Hour Fish Maw Chicken Soup, Truffle Fried Rice And More
  • 7.5/10
    Black Knight Review: Famous Taiwanese Hotpot Restaurant With 16-Hour Fish Maw Chicken Soup, Truffle Fried Rice And More - 7.5/10
7.5/10

Summary

Pros

– Rich, flavourful broths that are simmered for 16 hours
– Black Truffle Fried Rice was immensely flavourful

Cons

– The prices of their dishes are quite expensive
– Fried Frog Leg with Salt/Pepper was a tad too salty

Recommended dishes: Fish Maw Chicken Pot (from $48++), Spicy Pot (from $38++), Black Truffle Fried Rice ($28++)

Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-02/05 Nihon Street, Singapore 039596

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