The 5 Best Chinese Hot Pot in Singapore

Image: Guo Fu Steamboat

Steamboat often goes hand-in-hand with cold weather. But in Singapore, who care? We have this hot food at anytime of the day, and any season of the year. Just because we love good food.

For common choice, people opt Bugis or Chinatown for an all-you-can-eat steamboat experience. But for a more special occasion or a more premium taste, where can we go to have our craving satisfied?

The posh steamboat concept, introduced by Imperial Treasure Group, turns out as an ideal culinary destination in this case. Its luxurious ingredients and stylish settings are the best companions to make your moments memorable.

If it is a weekly gathering with friends, Hai Di Lao Hot Pot, The Magic Of ChongQing Hot Pot and Gou Fu Steamboat are where you can indulge in delicious steamboat food without worrying about the wallets.

Nan Hwa Chong Fish Head Steamboat Corner is listed for you to celebrate something tasty with a strong connection to all the goodness of the old days.

1. Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot Image: Hai Di Lao Hot Pot


  • Pampering service: While waiting for the table, diners are served with free flow of drinks, fruits and snacks, and even free manicure service. Children are provided an entertainment area to have some fun. While eating, you and your belongings are also protected from the smell and splashes. The attentive staff always make sure that your hotpot experience is comfortable.
  • Fiery mala soup base: Hai Di Lao is one of the best places to have mala hotpot in Singapore. The delicious soup comes with different spicy levels, the mild one gives diners a good kick while the spicy one is strong enough to set people’s tongues in fire.
  • Huge selection of sauces: Delicious sauces add more flavours for a steamboat experience. With more than twenty types of condiments and sauces at the self-served seasoning bar, diners have more chances to create different mixtures of sauces. Be noted that an amount of four dollars is charged per pax for the dip.
  • Noodle dance: Order homemade noodles to have a noodle master performed an interesting dance in front of your table. The little show is entertaining to watch and the noodles are yummy to taste.
  • Open till 06:00 everyday: Located at Clarke Quay and open till 06:00, Hai Di Lao is an ideal place to recharge energy after clubbing.

2. The Magic Of ChongQing Hot Pot

The Magic Of ChongQing Hot Pot Image: The Magic Of ChongQing Hot Pot


  • One of the first hot pot restaurants introducing mala soup to Singaporean diners: Come into Singapore’s food scene since 1994, The Magic Of ChongQing Hot Pot with its addictive mala soup keeps the locals coming back time and time again.
  • Wide variety of steamboat ingredients: Whether diners go with the a la carte buffet or a la carte option, the ingredient choices are plentiful. With around hundred of high quality menu items, this hot pot place will take you on a delicious Sichuan culinary journey.
  • The restaurant is serious about giving diners a true Sichuan hot pot experience: Having the super spicy Sichuan soup may make one’s tounge numb and body sweat. This restaurant emphasizes on three steps to maintain the pleasure from the beginning to the end – taste sweet and savoury titbits served in between the meals to clean and refresh the palate, dip the cooked hot pot ingredients into the restaurant’s special sauce to enhance the flavours, and enjoy Eight Treasures Tea to reduce the heat and restore the yin yang balance.

3. Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant Image: Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant


  • Classy steamboat: Imperial Treasure has pushed the boundaries of the traditional way of having steamboat. At Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant, hotpot is taken to a new level by adding premium ingredients, a posh setting, and good services to the dining experience. It means now people can celebrate special occasions with a steamboat meal.
  • Luxurious menu items lives in harmony with affordable ones: In the restaurant’s comprehensive menu, there is space to celebrate the premium ingredients like Wagyu Beef, Australian Abalone, and Boston Lobster as well as room for the more affordable items like Kurobuta Pork Belly, Lamb Shoulder, Fresh Chicken, and Handmade Balls. The menu is designed to suit different tastes and budgets.
  • Set meals: Set menus are available, starting from S$88++ for two persons, and S$168++ for four persons. The quality of the foods and the stylish environment make the experience the finest steamboat indulgence.
  • Central location: The two outlets of Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant are located at ION Orchard and TripleOne Somerset, making it an conveniently gathering point for everyone or a fashionable venue for meal after shopping.

4. Nan Hwa Chong Fish Head Steamboat Corner

Nan Hwa Chong Fish Head Steamboat Corner Image: Nan Hwa Chong


  • Charcoal style steamboat: It has been the way making Nan Hwa Chong’s fish soup alluring since 1927. The heat from the burning charcoal makes you sweat, but it also makes your soup great.
  • Classic Teochew fish soup: Nan Hwa Chong is specialized in fish hotpot so the best way to experience it all is enjoying the rich and sweet fish soup with all the good companions like mushrooms, fried yam, chye sim, white cabbage, spring onion, and beancurd. Added no milk, the fish soup is pure just like the way it is in a traditional Teochew version.

5. Guo Fu Steamboat

Guo Fu Steamboat Image: Guo Fu Steamboat


  • Individual hotpot concept: Unlike most of the hot pot places that offer a big soup pot for sharing among diners in a group, Guo Fu Steamboat invites people to experience the individual hot pot concept which promote the hygiene and personal preference towards the soup.
  • Affordable prices for the whole experience: The steamboat experience at Guo Fu is a pleasing mix of having fresh and good quality foods with a decent variety in a comfortable environment and paying very reasonable prices. At the lowest range of the hot pot price spectrum, what this steamboat place offers to diners are much better than its counterparts at the same category.

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