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🎶It’s getting’ HOT in here, so take off all your clothes~🎶 Dinner with friends = HOT pot time! ✌🏻 Inspired by @eatbooksg who ordered everything on the menu at places like Shake Shake, A&W & The Alley (honestly we were just being gluttons 🐷🐷🐷), we ordered almost everything on the menu of @upinhotpot. 😂 After hours of feasting (& we did a decent job in finishing most of the food, it cost us $50 per pax (for 6 ppl), which I felt was very reasonable! 👌🏻 [NOT SPONSORED!] . We ordered the dual yuan-yang pot with their signature Tomato Soup 🍅 & Butter Soup (essentially Spicy Mala Soup 🌶 with blocks of butter!) for $18++. Honestly speaking, it was extremely intimidating looking at the amount of butter (& dried chillies)  floating atop at the start 😱 - I could already feel my arteries choking up. But as they melted, the fragrance of the butter enhanced the soup base, which became a faint aroma especially after topping up soup. 🥣 . We ploughed through the wide range of food items they offered & was delighted with the variety. 😍😍😍 Meats (prime beef $15 🥩, black pork $12 🐷, pork belly $8, mutton slices $10 🐑) were tender with no gamey taste, mash shrimp paste $12 🦐 was fresh, meatballs (we had cheese beef balls $12, mushroom meatballs $8, handmade pork balls $8, sweet corn pork balls $8) were firm yet bouncy. 💕 . It was Fear Factor (Upin edition) 😱😱😱 with exotic items like Beef tripe ($12) & Swine throat ($12) but these were 2 items that we wouldn’t recommend as they were too tough. 🙅🏻‍♀️ Pig’s Stomach ($10) & pork liver ($6) were alright though! 👌🏻 . Not only was it a gastronomical experience, it was also a cultural one - there was Sze-Chuan 变脸 (face-changing) performance 💯, as well as Dancing Noodles performance, just like at Hai Di Lao. 😊 . Will we return? The answer is Yes! ✔ Mental note: do not over-order next time!
Decent Hotpot Good For Groups Portion here is huge. They do not have half portion so it will be better to come in a group so that you can try more! Pales in comparison to BIAP and Haidilao but overall still decent. Service was good. Allowed us to cancel the dishes after ordering.
Upin Hotpot ($16 For 3 Bases) 🌶 Situated at Clarke Quay Central & Orchard Gateway, Upin Hotpot is a rival of the famous HDL, but in a pocket-friendly way. They have popular soup bases such as mala and tomato soup, which is cooked daily to ensure its freshness and standards. You’d be able to find the typical favourites such as shrimp paste ($12), Fried Beancurd Skin ($6) & the usual meaty suspects, Pork Belly ($8) & US Beef Slices ($12). Portions all come in full sizes as half sizes are not available (yet), but still remains fairly affordable at <$30 a pax, ensuring that you’re filled to the brim.
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Authentic Sichuan Hotpot Da Miao Hot Pot is a Sichuan hotpot restaurant in Clark Quay that serves over 100 hotpot ingredients alongside Sichuan cultural performances and snacks.
大妙鴛鴦鍋 (麻辣/豬骨湯) ~$150 Damiao Traditional Yuan Yang Soup Pot special spicy soup and pig bone soup
Da Miao Hotpot is originated from various cities in China including Chengdu, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Shenyang, Xi-an and has recently celebrated the 2nd year anniversary in Singapore. Serves up Sichuan cuisine, Da Miao Hotpot’s special blend soup is said to contain more than twenty spices, vegetable oils and herbs. Besides a good dining experience, it’s also a feast to our “eyes” with an extraordinary performance like Chinese opera face-changing which is in line to their company motto – Creating a ‘feast fit for the five senses’ befitting celebratory moments in life. For once we were so engrossed in their exciting performances and food is secondary. . We were served with Da Miao Traditional Yuan Yang Soup Pot which is a combination of Fresh Mushroom & Pig Bone Soup and Da Miao Special Spicy Soup. Some of the dishes that we have enjoyed imported Australia Prime Beef, Pork Slices, Fresh Shrimp Paste, Scallops and Chicken Slices. . Not to miss Chinese opera face-changing which is not commonly found in Singapore. Do note that this show is only available at selected timing. Make your reservation near the stage to get the best experience. . . Reserve your table at @quandoo_sg and earn double loyalty points with this promo code: DINEOUT200. . Where to dine? Da Miao Hotpot 3C River Valley Rd, Singapore 179022
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Korean Fusion BBQ (Dunlop Street) 06/09/19 Time limit: 100min (I think this applies only to Eatigo users) Price: $18.60 (After 50% Eatigo discount and 10% Service Charge) Note: No GST charge at this buffet A small obscure restaurant located on the second floor of a shophouse along Dunlop Street. They had quite a wide variety of marinades for the pork belly as well as a variety of different types of meat and meat cuts. In addition to the meats were the vegetables and pineapple (Probably canned) and watermelon. There was a waffle, ice cream and cooked food station as well. On top of that, they provide free-flow drinks for an additional $2.50 nett. Otherwise, you're strongly recommended to bring your own water. While there was a decent variety of meats, I wouldn't come back again, even with the 50% discount as none of the meats were high quality and none of the marinades stood out in particular apart from perhaps, the herbal pork belly. Price: 8/10 (This is after the 50% discount) Taste: 5.5/10 Ambience: 4/10 Overall: 5.5/10 (Would not be over 5 without the 50% discount) More pictures at: Full review at:
For 1-for-1 Buffet (save ~$30) Your next weekend fam lunch should look a lot like this: Value-for-money Korean-fusion BBQ with over 50 items, including 13 (!) different flavours of pork belly. Photo by Burppler Jean W
For a Korean BBQ Buffet Lunch with the Fam Located along Dunlop Street, this cosy, value-for-money Korean-fusion joint makes a great spot for lunch with the fam. Young and old are bound to appreciate the BBQ Buffet ($30 per pax), which features over 50 items from tteokpokki (rice cakes) to meats. Take Burppler Ivan Teh's lead and go for the 13 different types of marinated pork belly, his favourites being the refreshing Herb and the locally-flavoured Lychee. Don't miss out on the fluffy made-to-order waffles as well! Photo by Burppler Iris Lim
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