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The iconic restaurant on North Bridge Road has been serving up authentic Teochew-style fish steamboat since 1927, so you can be assured that these guys know what they're doing. For starters, they insist on using only charcoal-fired steamboats, and every batch of their signature fish soup is cooked for over five hours for maximum flavour as well as nourishment. There is a selection of fresh fish including pomfret and snapper, and the menu helpfully describes the texture and flavour of every option. If in doubt, go for the Red Grouper Fishboat (from $38 for small), which comes with generous chunks of firm, smooth and succulent grouper, along with plenty of greens and cubed yam. The charcoal fire adds a lovely depth to the flavour. If steamboat alone doesn't suffice, order zi char dishes like their popular Prawns in Golden Pumpkin Sauce (from $18.80 for small) and Butter Crayfish ($38 for medium). Pro tip: This original outlet is often packed. Head over to their second outlet on Owen Road if you're stuck in the queue.
Avg Price: $30 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Ice Blossom