Enjoying a round of steamboat hot pot is not always the easiest of meals to have. You’ve got to cook your own food, ensure everyone gets their fair share, and still deal with the kids – phew! To make things easier, we’ve rounded up some of the best hot pot places in Singapore so you can have ease of your mind while settling your soupy cravings. From hot pot favorites such as Steamboat to hot pot restaurants with playgrounds such as Hai Di Lao – it’s all here!
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Beauty In The Pot is one of the most popular hot place places in Singapore, and don’t be surprised if their OneKM Mall branch becomes your kids’ new preferred hangout. Decked out with a full-blown playground adjacent to the dining area, tots can get busy with the slide, mini climbing wall as they wait for dinner to be cooked. Even the interior seating area is washed in pastel pink, which will surely delight the young ones’ inner princesses.
Beauty In The Pot, various locations, www.paradisegp.com/brand-beauty-in-the-pot
Mention “hotpot” and HaiDiLao comes to mind. Both parents and kids can enjoy the fresh snacks while waiting to be seated (popcorn, watermelon and ice-cream!), while a designated kid play pen on site will keep the little ones busy while waiting for their food to be served. There’s a staff member attached to the room at all times, so rest assured that they’re under a watchful eye. Besides this, don’t forget the entertaining “dancing noodle man” too!
HaiDiLao, various locations, www.haidilao.com/sg
The prefect hot pot meal doesn't have to include a communal hot pot in the middle of a table. You can have individual pots, and this way, nobody has to fight over what soup base they'd prefer! The broth flavors are amazing as well, including Collagen, Mala, Tonkotsu Miso and even Stinky Tofu. Not only that! Each broth comes with a fixed set of ingredients, meaning you won't have to even spend time thinking about what individual ingredients to order, saving you the time and effort! At Fufu Pot, everyone gets to enjoy dinner together while eating the type of hot pot they personally prefer!
Fufu Pot, 68 Orchard Rd, #06-07, Singapore 238839, www.facebook.com/Fufupot/
Shang Pin Hot Pot is fast-rising to become a serious contender for hotpot restaurants. With their second outlet opening at Marina Square recently, they’ve kept in mind to be more child-friendly as well. The eatery now boasts a playground space, equipped with Lego bricks that your kid can even take home as a souvenir! And with new machines to help you rid any post-meal odor too, you can guarantee you and the children will leave utterly satisfied.
Shang Pin Hot Pot, various locations, www.facebook.com/shangpinhotpot
You don't have to necessarily have traditional hot pot for Chinese New Year. You can also consume a hot pot meal originating from another country, like Japan! At Tsukada Nojo, you'll be able to taste really flavorful chicken collage broth, and the collagen's pudding-form is created by a traditional and authentic Japanese secret recipe. Ingredients you can add to the hot pot include a variety of meats, seafood and high-quality side dishes. They've also got ready-made picks like Chicken Nanban and Spring Roll with Mentaiko.
Tsukada Nojo, Multiple Locations, www.tsukadanojosg.com
If you and the family are looking for authentic Chengdu flavors, head straight to Taikoo Lane! This amazing hot pot restaurant offers the best of both Sichuan and Cantonese hot pot broths and ingredients. They've got a Chengdu Green Pepper Soup and Collagen Nourishing Pork Bone Soup to choose from. They've even got bestseller dishes like Lala Clams in Spicy Sauce and Spicy Marinated Beef. Of course, there's also a nice long list of other meats, seafood and side dishes to choose from!
Taikoo Lane, 133 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059413, www.taikoolane.com
If you're a fan of ginseng, you've got to try Imperial Treasure Steamboat! They've got a really popular Ginseng Chicken Soup Base, and also a Sichuan Spicy Soup. There's also a signature Four Treasure ball platter that you can order, consisting of a combination of prawn, cuttlefish, pork and canton dace fish balls, all freshly handmade by the talented chefs at the restaurant. There are of course also all the other hot pot essentials like meat, dumplings and prawn paste.
Imperial Treasure Steamboat, Mutiple Locations, www.imperialtreasure.com
COCA is a wonderful place for a nostalgic family dinner during Chinese New Year! The restaurant has been in Singapore for decades, so it's a great choice if you, your spouse or your families have had many amazing memories dining at COCA while growing up! This Thai-Chinese steamboat restaurant offers bestsellers like their Fish Glue, Shrimp Paste and Handmade Dumplings, and customers can also indulge in their Lobster Buffet and Hua Diao Chicken Phoenix Pot. If you don't want your entire meal to be soup-based, they also have a Grill Hotpot Buffet that you can enjoy!
COCA, Multiple Locations, www.coca.com.sg
For an escape from the hustle of the downtown crowd, head to City Hot Pit Shabu Shabu instead. Its CBD location means that there are lesser patrons here on weekends, which translates to a more peaceful meal time even if the little ones kick up a ruckus. Besides, the window seats offer a scenic view of Raffles Place below, and if you’re celebrating birthdays here, inform them beforehand and they’ll add decorations!
City Hot Pot Shabu Shabu, #04-28, One Raffles Places, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616, +65 6536 2185, www.facebook.com/pg/cityhotpotshabushabu
If you’re looking for a more affordable hotpot restaurant, Hao Lai Wu’s got your back. Why? Their Lunch and Dinner buffet options are value for money with an unlimited amount of ingredients, and kids even dine at a special rate! In addition, the crystal pot used here prevents accidental burns or scalds from occurring – a welcome feature for any parent with curious or mischievous kids.
Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ, 8 Sago Street, Singapore 059012, +65 6221 0065, www.facebook.com/haolaiwu.bbq
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