Category Archives: Steamboat

Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat

Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat
#B1-20 Golden Mile Tower
Tel: 6298 5891 / 6293 5910
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily

Try to ignore this eatery’s dank surroundings in an old shopping mall’s basement. It is actually considered a gem in the Singapore food scene. Set up almost 50 years ago in Middle Road, this is the last surviving Hainanese steamboat restaurant in town.

Invented by Hainanese immigrants in the 1950s, it uses clear chicken stock as soup and a heavy selection of seafood (fish maw, sea cucumber, cuttlefish, cockles) and beef meat and tripe. The highlight is its delicious chilli sauce, which is made from chilli, ginger, garlic, sour plum and just the right dollop of fermented beancurd. You can also get very good chicken rice here, which goes very well with the steamboat.

Expect to pay about S$18 for 2 – 3 people. And good luck in finding the place…. it’s the building next to Golden Mile Complex. And it’s at the basement.

Note: This review was extracted from ST Foodies Club.

Yuki Yaki

Steamboat 2 Steamboat 1  
Yuki Yaki
#03-2110 Marina Square
Tel: 6737 9680
Opening Hours: 12 noon to 9pm daily
#02-11 Orchard Cineleisure
Tel: 6737 9680
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 10.30pm, Sun to Thu; 12 Noon to 2am, Fri, Sat & Public Holidays

Yuki Yaki introduces the first Do-It-Yourself steamboat, Teppanyaki & Ice Cream Buffet, bringing you into a era of new age dining.

Each table in Yuki Yaki is equipped with two in-built stoves for steamboat and teppanyaki. Diners can enjoy a wide selection of more than 90 mouth watering food items. Seafood items like half shell scallops, mussels, sea cucumber, salmon, prawns, cuttlefish etc. Meat items like beef, chicken, lamb, pork etc. Yong Tau Foo items and fresh vegetables and many more.

After one enjoys its main course, its’ time for deserts! The Teppanyaki Pan is thoroughly cleansed by the service staff and the thermostat adjusted to a cold temperature, ready for ice cream making. Choose from a generous variety of ice cream flavours and your can start enjoying your ice cream. Truly a revolutionized experience.

It sounds fun but the one thing I don’t like about this restaurant is that they impose on me a time frame.  2.5 hours if I order a buffet with ice cream and 2 hours if it’s without ice cream.

Fish Head Steamboat

Tian Wai Tian Steamboat Kang Kong
Tian Wai Tian
1382/1383 Serangoon Road (off Opal Crescent)
Opening Hours: 11am to 2pm, 6pm to 11pm, Mon to Fri
                             4.30pm to 11pm, Sat & Sun & Public Holidays
Blk 638 Veerasamy Road #01-101
Yi He Eating House
Tel : 6392 3233
Opening Hours: 5pm to 2am

I have personally tried this but I ate at the Serangoon Road outlet which is the de facto outlet.

The die die must try dish here would be their famous fish head steamboat because the soup was a heady concoction of fresh promfret fish slices and chunks, yam, seaweed, lettuce and fried flat fish pieces for that extra oomph, kept piping hot and boiling by the traditional method of burning charcoal, which the Chinese believe gives food a different taste compared to gas stoves.  You can even choose the kind of fish you want for your steamboat – whether you prefer the promfret fish or the red garoupa or other varieties depending on availability.  You can even ask for additional soup if your soup level runs low.

Another must try dishes would be their fried kang kong with cuttlefish and the fried har choy (deep-fried beancurd skin roll wrapped with shrimp meat filling and eaten with a dab of sweet honey plum sauce).

Oh, don’t say I didn’t warn you.  Waiting hour during peak period is more than an hour.  Go and order before you get hungry.  Else, to beat the crowd, go as soon as this place opens.

Coca Steamboat

Coca Steamboat
#04-22 Ngee Ann City, Tel: 6734-7887
#02-05 International Building, Tel: 6738-2588
#02-28/30 The Concourse, Tel: 6295-3611

All outlets open between 11am and 11pm daily Price $16 – $18 per person for buffet lunch; $26 – $30 for buffet dinner, depending on which outlet.

First set up in 1987 in Chinatown, this franchise chain from a Thai restaurant group is most famous for its chilli sauce. It is made from a highly guarded secret recipe from Bangkok, which includes sesame seeds, coriander and a little soya sauce. This chain is also famous for being the first here to introduce “fish glue” – fish paste that turns delightfully chewy when cooked. Its meatballs, made from fish, prawn, beef and chicken, are also hand-made every morning at the outlets to ensure freshness. It offers two types of soup: chicken stock and tom yam.

  • If you pay using American Express credit card, you get 15% discount on total food bill. Offer is valid from 1 January to 30 June 2008.  Not valid on eve of Public Holidays, Public Holidays and special occasions (e.g. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day).

Note: This review was taken from ST Foodies Club.

Jade Room Restaurant – Tropical Peking-Style Steamboat Buffet

Jade Room Restaurant
Jade Room Restaurant
#02-01 Hotel Royal
36 Newton Road
Tel: 6251 8135, 6254 8587, 6254 8603
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 3pm; 6.30pm to 11pm

Diners can choose from 32 items, including sea cucumber, fresh prawns and peking dumpling, which they then cook steamboat style. The dipping sauce in particular stands out. For those who want more, 10 cooked dishes are also available.

Prices are unbelievably good value for money:-

  1. Lunch: $13.80+++(adult) and $9+++(child) (weekdays)
  2. Lunch: $16.80+++(adult) and $9+++(child) (weekends, eves and public holidays)
  3. Dinner: $18.80+++(adult) and $12+++(child) (weekdays)
  4. Dinner: $19.80+++(adult) and $12+++(child) (weekends, eves and public holidays)