For those who don’t know, my parents are from Hong Kong so we go back at least once a year. And every time we go back, we’ll go steamboat without a fail.
Just a little fun fact about the difference between sg and hk’s steamboat culture. In Singapore, most people tend to dump all the ingredients into the pot from the start whereas in Hong Kong, we cook the food only when we want to eat it.
I guess the biggest difference between Singapore and Hong Kong steamboat is the soup base. A few classic Hong Kong soup base that comes to mind are Tomato and Satay, which are both available in Imperial. However, since we ordered their set meal, we could only choose from a limited number of soup bases and hence we chose satay flavor soup and traditional pork bone soup.
The price of the food here is a little higher than my usual steamboat places such as Jpot and HaiDiLao, but I can assure you that it is worth every penny. The kurobuta pork belly that they have are so fatty and tender and it just melts in my mouth instantly! The beef was really good too! Just look at the marbling!
The seafood here is also definitely worth mentioning. The ‘soon hock’ fish was really fresh and the king tiger prawns were big and juicy, but the highlight was no doubt the cuttlefish which was really fresh and had a really nice ‘crunchy’ texture.
This is my family’s steamboat must have! A lot of people just let it boil until it’s soft and saggy but there’s actually another way to eat it. Just dip it in your soup for no more than a second and you’ll find your fried beancurd skin roll hot and crunchy!
My family always order this fried fish skin and I’m sorry to say that it lacks a little taste. Sorry imperial but Jpot still has the best fried fish skin! )-:
Aiyo looking at these photos just gave me some intense steamboat craving!
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ION Orchard #04-09/10 , 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
+65 6636 9339
Lunch: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm