Fresh off the (steam)boat! Get ready for superb broths, tasty meats and a little chopstick ninja battle for the last piece.
We all miss heading out for a good meal at our fave restaurant or hawker centre. While we can order in, recreating the communal dining experience at home can be a little tricky, especially for hot pot meals. That’s why these steamboat delivery guys are offering everything you need to have one helluva hot pot party at home amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Be prepared to scoop whorls of sliced meat and slurp up flavourful soup…
Beauty In The Pot
Craving beautifying soup? This popular joint is bringing its popular collagen and spicy nourishing soup right to your doorstep with its home delivery set. Expect the usual premium homemade ingredients such as pork dumplings, silken tofu and kurobuta pork. For orders above $70, you’ll get prawn dumplings (half portion) for free; and for self-pickup orders, there’s a 15% discount till 30 June.
Hai Di Lao
Get your fill of mala with this hot pot behemoth sans snaking queues and theatrical noodle performances. Choose from the sets (which can feed up to eight people) or can take the a la carte route with ingredients like Hai Di Lao-flavoured layered beef tripe, Boston baby lobster and wagyu beef. For soup bases, we’d go for the tomato and spicy Sichuan soup. Note that there’s a minimum order of $98 and it’s best to place your order 24 hours in advance.
City Hot Pot
Take the express train to steamboat haven aka City Hot Pot. Here, you’ll be spoilt for choice with 15 soup bases to choose from (kimchi, laksa, bak kut teh and more!). If you’re living alone, get the individual set that comes with your pick of soup, meat (with options like wagyu ribeye, lamb leg and pork belly) and carbs alongside a vegetable platter.
The Steamboat Specialist
For those who are nit-picky about your choice of meats, The Steamboat Specialist has your back with its wide array of frozen protein, including pork belly, baby rib, tomahawk steak and ribeye. Being in the business since the 80s, it also offers old school steamboat ingredients like yong tau foo, sotong ball and fishcake. The best part? All items are sold at wholesale prices!
This steamboat stalwart needs no introduction – it’s here to sate your hotpot cravings in the comfort of your home. The set has everything you need in perfect portions for the ultimate hot pot house party with your fambam. Each set comes with two soup bases (we’re eyeing the flavourful double-boiled treasures chicken broth that is infused with herbs and spices), delectable meats, vegetables and noodles. Don’t stop there. Get the deep fried chicken wings, stir-fried mala xiang guo (the dry counterpart of mala soup) or the garlic fried rice, ‘cos there’s no such thing as too much food.
For those who’ve had a hand in throwing a hot pot feast at home, this name will probably ring a bell. Mr Steamboat boasts a wide selection of ingredients in its sets, such as meatballs, luncheon meat, beef, lamb, cuttlefish and more. The only challenge here is to pick one soup base from five flavourful options: chicken soup, black chicken herbal soup, Thai tom yum, mala spicy soup and pork bone soup. The upside? You get 3.5 litres of your soup of choice.
It might be known for decadent mouthwatering beef bowls but if you take a closer look at the menu, these folks also offer sukiyaki and shabu shabu (Japanese hotpot). These include meats like A5 Himeji Wagyu ribeye and A4 Miyazaki Wagyu striploin. Don’t stop yourself from getting the yakiniku set, which features the glorious 21-day dry-aged A5 Nagasaki Wagyu. No grill at home? You can purchase a disposable one here.