Touted as a healthier way to enjoy steamboat, Hong Kong’s steam-potting trend has hit our shores. Steam-potting is known to be more nutritious as the process (which we will get into in a bit) seals in the ingredients’ nutritional value better than the usual steamboat. If you enjoy a hearty meal with a warm homely fare, you’ll have to check this out.
Instead of the conventional hot pot, steam-potting, as its name suggests, involves steaming the ingredients rather than boiling them.
The menu includes fresh greens, tiger prawns, crabs, wagyu beef, and even dimsum. If you can’t wait for the food to be steamed, order up some century egg congee or the crowd-favourite egg custard buns while the food is cooking.
Another feature of steam-potting is that the soup is enjoyed last. While the ingredients are being steamed, the natural juices of the food flow to the bottom of the pot, seeping into the rice grains and soup base. This creates a delicious soupy congee that is packed with flavour to end off your meal.
Now, where do I enjoy this pot of goodness, you ask? Head to Steam Box at Serangoon Gardens to have a taste of the steam-potting trend!
We’re sure you won’t regret your steam-potting experience. Steamboat is delicious enough as it is, but with an upgraded method boasting more flavour and nutrition? We’re in.
Address: 68 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555962
Phone: 6281 6939
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm & 6-11pm, Sat & Sun 11.30am-11pm
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