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12 Fish Head Steamboat Places In Singapore, Including A 91-Year-Old Stall

15th January 2024

Fish head steamboat in Singapore


Fish head steamboat has been a weekly staple for my family since I was a kid. I remember my mum cycling to Whampoa Market with a metal container and dabao-ing the fish head steamboat broth back. In the comfort of our home, my siblings and I would greedily slurp up the soup and fight for second servings. It was the kind of soup you would crave on a chilly day to warm yourself up. For all of you who have never tried this before, here are 12 places to go to for fish head steamboat in Singapore.


1. Whampoa Keng Fish Head Steamboat


Whampoa Keng Fish Head Steamboat
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Even with three branches, the owners of Whampoa Keng manage to maintain the quality of their steamboat at each store. Their addictive broth is made from over 30 ingredients, which give the soup a balanced flavour. Their Fish Head Steamboat with Bardan fish slices (from $40) is usually my go-to order, but they do offer other types of fish such as Red Garoupa (from $50). The use of charcoal is probably the reason for the broth’s robust smokiness, which I feel makes it taste better.

Address: 556 Balestier Road, Singapore 329872
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11:30pm
Tel: 6356 7371
Website
Whampoa Keng is not a halal-certified eatery.


2. Nan Hwa Chong Fish Head Steamboat Corner


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Nan Hwa Chong Fish Head Steamboat Corner has been serving up traditional steamboat for 91 years now. With a loyal fan base gained over the years, Nan Hwa is best known for their Pomfret ($39/$48/$72) steamboat. The broth here is made up of roughly 12 unique ingredients and herbs. Paired together with fresh fish slices and vegetables, this dish is an umami flavour bomb!

Address: 812 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198779
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 12am
Tel: 8613 2732
Website
Nan Hwa Chong Fish Head Steamboat Corner is not a halal-certified eatery.


3. Xin Heng Feng Guo Tiao Tan


Xin Heng Feng Fish Head Steamboat
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The only food stall to open at 5pm in Whampoa Market, Xin Heng Feng Guo Tian Tan is a crowd’s favourite. Many come down to this stall before it even opens to be the first in line; once business picks up there’s an hour-long wait!

The broth is light on the palate, but still savoury thanks to the ti po—dried flatfishwhich makes the broth extremely fragrant. Great for family gatherings, Xin Heng Feng Guo Tian Tan offers Red Snapper Fish Slice Steamboat (from $28) and other types of fish as well; prices go up to $50 for certain types. The stall also has a few sides on their menu including their braised duck that is highly raved about!

Address: 91 Whampoa Drive, #01-14/15, Whampoa Makan Place, Singapore 320091
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 5pm to 9:30pm
Xin Heng Feng Guo Tian Tan is not a halal-certified eatery.


4. Hai Chang Fish Head Steamboat



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Offering one of the cheapest on this list is Hai Chang Fish Head Steamboattheir Red Snapper Fish Head Steamboat starts from $28! Because of the affordable pricing, the place is usually packed with customers waiting to dig into this traditional steamboat. Besides steamboat, Hai Chang Fish Head Steamboat also offers some zi char dishes. Gushed about by customers are dishes such as kang kong ($8) and their sweet and sour pork ribs ($12).

Address: Blk 137A Tampines Street 11, #01-03, Singapore 522137
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 5:30pm to 9pm
Tel: 9663 7994
Hai Chang is not a halal-certified eatery.


5. Tian Wai Tian 


Tian Wai Tian Fish Head Steamboat
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Despite opening many outlets around Singapore, the original Tian Wai Tian Fish Head Steamboat still remains their most popular outlet. Simmered over charcoal for hours, the natural flavours of the fresh ingredients shine, giving off a slightly sweet tang. Prices start from only $30 for the smallest serving, where you will get a generous portion of fresh pomfret slices, yam, vegetables, and ti po

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Full list of locations


6. Chang Long Fish Head Steamboat


Hai Chang Fish Head Steamboat
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This may be lesser known compared to many renowned brands, but it sure does not disappoint in terms of flavour. Starting at $40 per fish head steamboat, Chang Long Fish Head Steamboat fulfils one’s longing for a soothing bowl of fish soup. The aromatic broth, which is rich and comprises a variety of ingredients, is what draws customers in, as they casually walk past this unassuming coffee shop under a HDB block. 

Address: Blk 122 Bedok North Street 2, #01-140, Singapore 460122
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 9295 0351
Website
Chang Long Fish Head Steamboat is not a halal-certified eatery.


7. 136 Hong Kong Street 


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136 Hong Kong Street is beloved for their unique zi char fare. The Claypot Bee Tai Mak ($5.50) is a huge win for rainy days, along with their moreish Curry Hor Fun ($5.50), but diners can also look forward to the affordable steamboat. Prices start at $21 for sliced goby fish, or $26 for red grouper. Expect tender fish meat, and a light, milky broth that pairs best with a humble bowl of rice.

Address: 1 Upper Aljunied Lane, Singapore 360001
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 10:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10:30pm, Sat 10:30am to 2:30pm, 4:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6285 1017
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8. Ah Orh Fishhead Steamboat


Ah Orh Fishhead Steamboat
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Ah Orh Fishhead Steamboat has been serving up the Teochew rendition of the steamboat dish since 1919, alongside an extensive zi char menu of nearly 60 dishes. Enjoy your order with either pomfret or grouper slices, both sourced fresh every day from the markets. The broth here is a secret recipe, and it’s tangier than usual thanks to the addition of Teochew ingredients like sour plum and yam. Prices start at $48.

Address: 739 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470739
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Website
Ah Orh is not a halal-certified eatery.


9. Deli Jie


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Deli Jie is another option for fish head steamboat in Whampoa Market. Their Batang Fish Steamboat is $28, making them one of the cheapest on this list. A portion is generous and can easily feed up to three people. A sweet fish broth is dressed up with Chinese napa cabbage, and yam slices for added texture.

Address: 90 Whampoa Drive, Singapore 320090
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 10pm
Website
Deli Jie is not a halal-certified eatery.


10. Hualong Fish Head Steamboat


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Hualong has two outlets islandwide where you can get your steamboat fix: in Bukit Batok, and in Ang Mo Kio. Whichever you go to, you can look forward to Red Snapper Steamboat ($31.80) starring a rich broth made with no MSG—just slow-cooked fish bones and vegetables for depth and sweetness. Don’t miss their loaded Wok Fried White Beehoon too. Priced at $5.50, it comes packed with liao, from crunchy greens to ribbons of egg and pork.

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Full list of locations
Hualong is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. Kim Poh Fishhead Steamboat

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Charcoal-fired fish head steamboat is a speciality at this Yishun eatery. When you order their steamboat, you can expect a milky broth that’s fresh and light on the palate, but no less flavourful because of it. Their Seabass Steamboat ($35) is especially popular, as it comes with thick slices of fresh, sweet seabass you can cook in the broth. They sell other zi char dishes too if you’re making it a full meal!

Address: 1 Yishun Industrial Street 1, #01-12, Singapore 768160
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 10:10pm
Tel: 8246 1101
Kim Poh is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. Bugis Fish Head Steamboat

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Fish head steamboat and seafood zi char dishes are the two highlights at this Kallang Bahru hawker stall. Expect to spend around $30 for their Fish Head Steamboat, cooked in a charcoal stove. Other raved-about include their Mongolian Pork Ribs, depending on the number of people you’re feeding, as well as their BBQ Sotong, which is grilled and doused in a savoury barbecue sauce. Each dish is around $20, depending on the number of guests. 

Address: 63 Kallang Bahru, Singapore 330063
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 9634 1193
Bugis Fish Head Steamboat is not a halal-certified eatery.


Best fish head steamboat


Bond over a traditional Teochew-style steamboat while enjoying the warmth of sitting together and slurping on some addictive broth. Indulge in some steamboat without all the hefty price tags and head on down to try these famous spots!

Alternatively, if you’re dining solo, here are 10 famous fish soup stalls and hawker seafood soups!

Featured image adapted from @kongwife.sg and @henbaohen.bao.

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