Hai Di Lao Hot Pot 海底捞火锅

Heard about newly opened hot pot place. It is founded in Sichuan Province, China in 1994. Already fully booked for the next 6 months. So have to walk in to wait for a table.

Already past 9pm but still needs to take a queue ticket to wait for table.
Serve fruit/ pop corn/ banana chip platter with drink while waiting for table. There is also table games available to play with while passing the time.

Free manicure service
Books a slot while waiting for table but after my meal still don’t have.

Use iPad to select the food. But all in Chinese language.

Yuen Yang soup base 鸳鸯锅 ($16++)

Red -> Ma La Soup 红味:选用一次性清油底料,口感醇和,辣而不燥。

White -> Chicken Soup 白味:选用白味底料,口感鲜、香、浓、厚。

After mixing in the hot soup base

Serves with a hot towel to clean the hands. And red apron to put on.

Cloth to cover bags. Thoughtful.

Fruit platter

Free flow drink 自选饮料($3++/pax, choice of herbal tea, soya bean milk, orange juice, sprite)

Chicken soup from hot pot. The server makes a big show of filtering the soup and adding spring onion. Wow. Very thick and flavorful soup.

Sauce counter 自选小料 ($4++/pax)
Very wide variety with alot of unknowns.

Crispy Soya Beans

Beef Sauce

Mushroom Sauce

Chinese Chive Flower

Ground Beef

Oh I have a hard time deciding what to mix for the sauce.

Black pig meat 黑猪肉($12++)

The thin slice meat cooks easily and flavourful without any sauce.

Prawn paste, Jade sotong paste, Beef & Sotong balls platter 手工丸滑组合($22++)
The server firstly dips a spoon into the hot soup, then skillfully breaks the paste into small bites into the soup.

The jade sotong paste has a greenish colour as it has spinach blend into the paste. Both the pastes tastes very smooth, very different from the usual type.

Assortment of vegetable 开心农场($18++)

Frozen Tofu 冻豆腐($6++)

Very flavourful.

Potato Slices (FOC cos got voucher)

Total damages : $103.58 for 2 paxs.
Expensive but tastes good and good service.

PS .: In China the restaurant has delivery service, but not in Singapore. Can’t wait for them to start one in Singapore too.

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot 海底捞火锅

Address : 3D River Valley Road #02-04, Singapore

Tel : 8263 6674

Website : http://www.haidilao.com/

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