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This is hushpuppy living in Sengkang. I am a enthusiast in the land of foodies..., work in Orchard. I like to hang out in Orchard, Punggol. Japanese, Thai, homecook are my favorite cuisines. I also love Hawker Centre, Restaurant, food and Seafood, Steaks and Grills, Chicken Rice, junk food.
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Ladies will love it Smile Aug 22, 2014   
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Categories : Chinese Steamboat/Hot Pot

I was lucky enough to get to dine here recently. Talking about location of the place, for drivers like me, its near the rear carpark (FOC!) facing the rugby field and you walk up the staircase near Omakase Burger and the entrance to the building itself. You will find it at the same floor as Ah Yat Restaurant. With seats overlooking the rugby field, this newly opened steamboat restaurant is huge, able to host up to near 240pax. They also have 3 vip rooms which can cater 6-8pax each (no minimum charge required). The aircon section is my preferred dining section as its restaurant standard, with comfy cool environment ,nicely decorated, airy and most importantly it comes with a manicure station after the entrance. Ladies get to do free manicure anytime, not just when there is a queue and you are waiting, thumbs up for that. From a fellow friend who did it, i was impressed with the time for each manicure, she was gone for a good 15min, i had thought its probably going to be a 5min rush job but i was wrong. But i'm too shy to try it smile though there is no gender restriction if you want to have your nails pampered. There is also a very grand looking 12 seater which is individual pot settings, highly recommended for business dining. Was told by the restaurant manager that the steamboat theme originated from fuqing (Fujian Province), pride themselves with fresh food and amazing soup bases to offer. The boss is a lady is also in the nail salon business that's why explains the concept mentioend earlier.
yes its a steamboat restaurant with manicure station!

yes its a steamboat restaurant with manicure station!

 
a/c ftw, nice and airy

a/c ftw, nice and airy

 
individual pot - only 1 of such table

individual pot - only 1 of such table

 
non aircon section

non aircon section

 
ladies may be shy at first but i'm dead sure, they want to do this!

ladies may be shy at first but i'm dead sure, they want to do this!

 
available colors for manicure

available colors for manicure

 
Every steamboat review probably is appropriate to start with the suaces! I counted a total of 24 are available, talked about being spoilt for choices! Interesting sauces seen include fish head sauce, mushroom sauce, beef sauce, fermented beancurd sauce, crunchy soya bean. The sauce that won us for the night is this garden sauce which is a in between of mookata sauce and thai sweet chili in my opnion. Cooked food items were also available since it was the $38++ buffet which we are trying out. 
24 types for selection

24 types for selection

 

 
We selected the yuan yang pot with hot spicy soup and mushroom pot. The mala soup base is not for the faint hearted, if you love spicy soup bases, i definitely recommend this. Let's talked about the food now...

 
Meat - forget your boring thinly sliced meat, they serve good stuff, from the slice size and plate presentation itself you are rest assure you are eating in a quality steamboat place. Pork belly, kurobuta pork, mutton slices, short ribs, US Beef, beef tender and Angus Beef are available. My favorite was the mutton slice, angus beef and US Beef

 

 

 

 
Handmade Specials - handmade pork ball, shrimp glue were both pretty good especially the glue paste which is squeezed out like cream on cake. So after its cooked, its looks like twisties.
SeaFood - i got to try the Live
restaurant representative will get it done for you

restaurant representative will get it done for you

 
Prawns, whole flower grouper, fish maw, US Scallop. I like the fish served as a whole and rest assure u will find it fresh. But i recommend the restaurant to go easy on the amount of ice on each plate as it tends to get a bit messy because the ice will melt very quickly. The LIVE prawn may impress more if its still jumping though, like some who will serve it in a covered box smile . Scallops was good for me as well.

 
But would love to see it jumping :)

But would love to see it jumping :)

 

 

 
perfect after 2 min

perfect after 2 min

 
$3 cheap to me

$3 cheap to me

 
Surprise - we were pleasantly surprised when they dish out a abalone each. How often u get that in a steamboat restaurant, nicely sized leaving you wishing for more (you get 1 free with the buffet now and additional orders at $3 each, i thought that was cheap). Its important to cook the abalone for just 2 minutes, that will give you the perfect texture and not overcooking it.
Vegetable - although they have a whopping 16 vegetable type available, we kept ourselves contented with the flow of dang-o and lettuce. You can see, we were very much focus trying the meat above.
Sides - Fried bean stick is always nice to be added to the mala base smile . The 2 fishcake look alike buns we tried was the japanese curry bun and cheese bun with the latter being the clear winner. Its specially made by their supplier, with cheese oozing out after you bite into the fish cake like bun. Ho ciak! The japanese bun with curry on the other hand is mediocre. There was also fried pumpkin cake snack and red bean pancake to try but i was near my full capacity by then.

 
Drinks - The buffet standard comes with lime juice or water chestnut free flow and the servers top it up for you. They were nice enough to offer us a pot of 福清铁观音, a kind of 秋茶from hometown fu qing. For tea lovers, dun hesitate to talk to the lady boss about tea appreciation, you will be surprised she is almost like a tea guru. I was impressed with the fragrance of the tea and how refreshing it is. Never knew hot tea goes well with steamboat!
tea art set, upon request only

tea art set, upon request only

 
Overall a fantastic eat, but am definitely keen to see them get some improvement based on the feedback above. 
 
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they have deals running on groupon and deal.com.sg now
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Mutton Slice,Angus Beef,Abalone,Stamboat sauce & conditments,shrimp glue,garden sauce,cheese bun,kurobuta
 
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Aug 20, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $45(Dinner)

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20min wait OK Jun 26, 2014   
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Categories : Singaporean | Chinese | Coffeeshop | Chinese Noodles

Opt for the Claypot option if you want your HM with seo bak. It comes served in a relatively big claypot, quantity wise it seems more suited for 2 or even 3 pax to share. Our portion was a little "burnt", the stall owner did offer to change it for us if we didn't like it but we are not fussy ppl. Overall I feel the taste is not there yet, was hoping for more gravy though. Maybe I will try the normal version next time.
claypot hokkien mee

claypot hokkien mee

 
 
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$6.20 for Signature Noodle Set Smile Jun 24, 2014   
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Categories : Singaporean | Chinese | Food Court | Chinese Noodles

Was lucky to get to try this stall early in the morning due to the fire drill at my office. Was served immediately, things were ready by then (it was 10am). Ordered the mee pok set, with 10% discount for safra members, that makes it $5.58. The meepok was surprisingly good, very well scalded and blended very well with the generous pork lard and green onions, my only gripe is that it was a tad too oily, fortunately it wasnt overly spicy. The ingredients you will be given, 3 fish ball, 3 fish cake and 2 fish dumpling. The fishball's a winner, very soft on the inside and still generally springy on hte bite, definitely home-made i feel. Its not exceptionally big but the size made up for it. The fish dumpling and fishcake were pretty normal but the fish cake slices maybe due to only 3 given were slightly thicker. Overall thumbs up except for the price.
 
Table Wait Time: 1 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Jun 24, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $5.58(Breakfast)

Dining Offers: SAFRA 10%


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Overrated definitely Smile Jun 17, 2014   
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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong | Restaurant | Dim Sum | Chinese Noodles | Kids-Friendly

Of all the dishes only beancurd skin rolll with pork and shrimp impressed me $4. it came hot which is what i like. the char siew bao is like polo bun with char siew and its rather small with normal looking filling or more like a paste type. the braised chicken feet is more like our 卤鸭style. ok carrot cake was decent but I've had better before. ccf was plain with only shrimp, siew mai and har gao was normal but came in 4s instead of 3. poached lettuce was very plain and small in quantity. the osmanthus cake is small but tastewise acceptable
 
Date of Visit: Jun 02, 2014 

Celebration:  生日 

Spending per head: Approximately $20(Dinner)

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Nice Pizza OK Apr 03, 2014   
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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong | Chinese | Bakery | Bars/Lounges | BBQ

It is not easy to find Wood Fired Pizzas around these days as many of the pizza chains sells oven bake pizzas that doesn't have that high-temperature heat to achieve that smoky wood aroma. Since I was craving for pizza, my friend brought me to Peperoni Pizzeria a few days ago at the newly renovated Suntec City food fountain and I couldn't wait to bite into some delicious Italian wood fired pizzas!
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Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Apr 01, 2014 

Celebration:  聖誕節 

Spending per head: Approximately $10(Dinner)

Dining Offers: 試食活動, 團購, 信用卡優惠


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