Best steamboat places for reunion dinner
Watch the firecrackers pop and the lion dancers roar to the beat of the drum as the Lunar New Year starts with a bang. This is a time to come together and celebrate joy, love and prosperity with all the family. And what better way to usher in the auspicious year of the rabbit than with a tantalising feast at these highly recommended, family-friendly steamboat restaurants.
The Magic of ChongQing Hot Pot
19 Tanglin Road
#04-06/07 Tanglin Shopping Centre
Opening hours: Daily: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm
Located in bustling Orchard Road, The Magic of ChongQing Hot Pot consistently welcomes throngs of families for their generous spread and welcoming ambiance. Come Chinese New Year, the thriving restaurant offers an indulgent selection of the freshest meat and vegetables amid a spacious and authentic oriental feel. Their famous broth like the ma la tang and old faithful chicken stock are boiled patiently for hours to create a mouth-watering, creamy texture. Try their duo-flavoured ChongQing hot pot, with an array of sweet tidbits to relieve the palate from the spiciness of the ma-la broth, sesame dips to enhance the tastes of the various ingredients and then eight treasure tea to restore the body’s yin yang balance after the spicy meal. The hot pot meals are at $38.90 per person. Offering a truly special atmosphere with its red lanterns, faux stucco walls and traditional wooden chairs, your reunion dinner is sure to be a memorable and filling one!
Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant
#02-21 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am-3pm; 6pm-11pm
The newest establishment from the award-winning Imperial Treasure Restaurant Group now resides right in the heart of town at TripleOne Somerset. The restaurant is ever boisterous and lively with families gathering to pamper themselves with the wide selection of fresh seafood, condiments and soups. Try their traditional pork bone soup and the seaweed and kelp soup which are both flavourful and refined. Hot pot meals range from $68-$128 per person. With a spacious interior done up in modern Chinese fashion with bamboo poles and wood panel tables, here’s a perfect place to rally your loved ones for a sumptuous reunion dinner. The restaurant also offers VIP rooms for a more private and intimate reunion dinner.
The Buffet (M Hotel)
M Hotel Singapore
81 Anson Road
Opening hours: Daily: 12pm-3pm; 6pm-11pm
For a modern reunion dinner, take your family for a sumptuous hotpot buffet dinner ($68.80) at The Buffet. With its luxurious hotel ambiance and an irresistible spread, here’s a Chinese New Year dinner with a difference. Boasting a premium selection of seafood, including prawns, mussels and flower crabs, meats, yong tau foo and vegetables, together with the chef’s uniquely concocted broth, your love ones will spoilt for choice. It’s attentive and dedicated service staff, sumptuous cuisine and delightful hotel dining experience come together to create an ideal location to usher in the Lunar New Year.
Pot Art Steamboat Restaurant
#01-13C Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue
Opening hours: Mon-fri: 11am-2pm; 5pm–11pm; Sat & PH: 12pm–11pm; Sun: 3pm–11pm
Have a quirky and fun reunion dinner at Pot Art, within the arts hub at Esplanade. Conceptualised by renowned designers Ong & Ong, the white interior is a bold contrast with the bright hues of the hotpot sets. With more than 100 items to choose from, the restaurant serves a delectable spread of local Chinese cuisine. Go for the all-you-can-eat steamboat buffet at $30 per person or take up the dining package for a larger group. For $388, you’ll get 10 dishes for 10 people, which include the traditional yu sheng, steamed garoupa and chili crab to name a few. Pot Art gives rich Chinese culture an updated twist –an alternative choice for your Chinese New Year gathering.
Coca Suki Steamboat Restaurant
391 Orchard Road
#04-22 Ngee Ann City
Opening hours: Daily: 11am-3.45pm; 4pm-10pm
Trust that your reunion dinner arrangement is in safe hands with this household restaurant brand boasting more than 50 years of experience. Coca Suki is famed for its kwung tung (Canton) styled presentation and taste. The secret behind its mouthwatering steamboat is in their Coca sauce, created in 1957 by the restaurant’s founder Mrs Patama. Together with its fresh spread of seafood, meat, vegetables, dumpling and flavorful broth, Coca offers a home-styled dining experience like no other. Their focus on health means a selection low in calories, light in starch and low in fat and sugar. With its comforting and welcoming ambiance, Chinese taste and Thai styled cuisine, Lunar New Year with the family at Coca Suki (approximately $43 per person) will be an unforgettable one.
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