Steamboat and Hotpot restaurants in Singapore
Steamboat and Hotpot is not only eaten during Reunion Dinner/ Chinese New Year but all year round. With more showers expected at the end of the year, there’s no better way to warm up with delicious treats over a warm pot of goodness.
1.Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Buffet
Xiao Long Bao lovers can eat to their heart’s content at this popular establishment. Allowed in 3 batches with a time limit, diners can choose from 4 soup bases for their steamboat ($19.80 – $25.80 depending on the day/ time). Side dishes like deep fried mantou are all free flow except for the prawns. Psst.. it’s cheaper if you go from 10pm – 12am.
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 5pm – 7:15pm; 7:30pm – 9:45pm; 10pm – 12am. Sat – Sun: 5pm – 7:15pm; 7:30pm – 9:45pm; 10pm – 12am
Address: 241/241A Holland Avenue Singapore 278975
Contact: 6463 0968
2. Shi Li Fang
Healthy eating geeks out there will love the clean approach of this Taiwanese steamboat restaurant. The food here is free of MSG, and aren’t even any fried dishes on the menu! Value set meals ($9.90) like the Shilifang specialty chicken set comes with protein, vegetable platter, soup, rice/ noodles and beverage. The Japanese Wagyu Beef set meal ($28.80) is available here too if you’re looking for something more indulgent.
Opening hours: 10:30am – 10pm daily
Address: #07-10/11, Orchard Central 181 Orchard Central Road Singapore 238896
Contact: 6238 0800
3. Tsukada Nojo
Originally from Japan, Bijin Nabe ($25) comes in a form of pudding that gradually melts into a thick collagen broth. The beauty hotpot cooked from Jidori chicken is served with ingredients like prawns, a variety of organic vegetables and your choice of noodles.
The ingredients have to be cooked in an orderly fashion and refills of the broth are complimentary for the first round. Be prepared to queue and eat your way to elastic, youthful skin.
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:30am – 3:30pm, 5pm – 10pm
Address: #B1-03, Liang Court 177 River Valley Rd Singapore 179030
Contact: 6837 0603
4. Hai Di Lao
Hai Di Lao needs no introduction. Prices are steeper than average, but it’s the cream of the crop. Known for its quality and impeccable service, you can enjoy a manicure or snack while waiting for a table for free! Expect to pay $14-$22 depending on the soup base and food can be ordered in half portions here. There’s a condiment counter ($4) with free flow of fruits as well in case you need to cleanse after a heavy meal here. Reservations are recommended! It’s also perfect for groups, just like these other restaurants in our guide for group gatherings.
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 6pm daily
Address: #04-23/24, 313 Somerset Orchard Road Singapore 238895
Contact: 6496 9313
5. MK Restaurants
MK Restaurant is popular in Thailand for its suki aka Thai-style steamboat. Go for their MK Suki Platter ($34) for a selection of their bestselling ingredients, which includes Pork Slices, Shrimp Wontons, Squid and more! If your appetite still isn’t sated, don’t miss out on their signature MK Roasted Duck ($12.90/ $24.90) to go along with the hotpot.
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm daily
Address: #B1-12, Westgate 3 Gateway drive Singapore 608532 / #B3-30/31/32, [email protected] 313 Orchard Road Singapore 238895
Contact: 6465 9774 / 6884 9224
6. Beauty in the Pot
Here is another spot for your collagen steamboat fix! The Beauty Collagen Broth ($20 per pot, $25 for twin flavours) is boiled for hours with shark’s cartilage. It comes with 4 bottles of refills on the side too. You can customise the level of spiciness for the Spicy Nourishing Pork Bone Soup depending on your personal preference. Some of their must-try includes the Ebiko Prawn Paste ($12) and Homemade Fish Tofu ($1.80).
Opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 1am (Mon – Thurs), 11am – 3am (Fri – Sat, Eve of PH), 11am – 1am (Sun, PH)
Address: #02-21 One KM 11 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437157
Contact: 6702 2542
7. Hua Ting Steamboat
Located at the former Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade, Hua Ting’s extensive menu of over 150 dishes and 8 soup bases will leave you spoilt for choice. Aside from traditional bases like Chinese Herbal Soup and Chinese Yam Soup, they offer their highly recommended Sea Treasure Flambe (additional $10). Their Cantonese styled Lunch Hot Pot Set ($26 per person) and Dinner Hot Pot & Steamboat Set ($48/ $58) comes with dessert too.
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm; 5:30pm – 10:30pm daily
Address: #01-08 Claymore Connect 442 Orchard Road Singapore 238879
Contact: 6739 6628
8. Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant
Known as one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants, Imperial Treasure is known for its quality and authentic Chinese delicacies. The diverse selection of soup bases are made from scratch and simmered for hours. Their Satay Flavoured Soup provides something different for steamboat veterans out there. The set meals for 2-4 people are priced from $98 onwards and include items like King Tiger Prawns and Beef Brisket.
Opening hours: 11am – 4:30pm daily. Mon – Fri: 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Sat & Sun: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Address: #04-09/10 ION Orchard 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
Contact: 6636 9339
9. COCA Steamboat
Thai-style ‘Suki’ steamboat, COCA, offers lunch ($27++ for adults) and dinner ($43.80++ for adults) buffets. Savour their House Special delights such as Shrimp Balls and Dumplings in your choice of soup base from Tom Yum to Clear Chicken Soup. Don’t forget to complement your meal with their signature sauce and COCA porridge- stewed in broth.
Opening hours: 11:15am to 10:30pm daily
Address: #04-23, Ngee Ann City 391B Orchard Road Singapore 238874
Contact: 6734 7887
10. Shang Pin Hot Pot
If you have tried the popular Hai Di Lao, dining in Shang Pin Hot Pot will be reminiscent of that- but without the frills. With comparable taste and cheaper prices, Shang Pin offers three types of soup bases for the price of two ($14). Kungfu Noodles ($3) are also available here, so keep your eyes peeled for the noodle flicking performance. Do note that dishes here however, do not come in half portion.
Opening Hours: 11am – 12am daily
Address: #02-02 Rendezvous Gallery 9 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189559
Contact: 6238 7666
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We hope this list will get you started on the festivities, in the meantime tag us on instagram with #eatbooksg with your steamboat adventures and comment down below for any suggestions you have!
Written by Feng Lin Soo