Many of us Singaporeans love going for steamboats.
A fun dining experience that offers loads more interaction than if you each ordered a main for yourselves, it’s no wonder restaurants like Hai Di Lao are so popular among families and groups of friends. Unfortunately, halal hot pots are hard to come by in Singapore.
We sussed out all the best Halal certified hot pot places in Singapore. Chinese, Thai, Korean-style – we have them all.
Whether you’re someone who has Muslim friends to take into consideration, or are Muslim yourself, here are 7 Halal certified places where you can get your hot pot fix!
1. Farah Diana Restaurant
Located at Changi, Farah Diana Restaurant is a short 5 minute walk from Eunos MRT station.
One thing we love about this place is the price you pay for an all-you-can-eat. Adults pay just $22, while children aged 5 – 12 pay $15.
The steamboat features all the usual suspects: vegetables, seafood (crab, scallops, mussel, squid) and marinated meats (beef, chicken). You can choose from chicken or tom yum soup for your soup base. There’s also cooked food including fried rice, noodles, and traditional malay kuih.
The sambal and chilli here are top notch, so you’ll want to bring plenty of that to your table!
Take note that Farah Diana Restaurant only accepts cash, so you’ll want to make sure you draw money before you head here to eat!
Price: $22 for adults, $15 for children (5 – 12 years old)
Farah Diana Restaurant
Address: 285 Changi Road Singapore 419764
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 4pm – 11pm; Fri: : 4pm – 12am; Sat – Sun: 2pm – 12am
Contact no.: 9107 9792
2. Marina Bay Steamboat @ Satay By the Bay
If you’re ever in the Marina Bay Sands area, you need to try out Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat (MBBS), an alfresco concept buffet at Satay By The Bay.
Within walking distance of Gardens By The Bay and Marina Barrage, Marina Bay Steamboat offers up a wide spread of fresh seafood including crayfish, crab, scallops, prawns, and bamboo clams. You can also expect a free flow of meats, vegetables, desserts and soft drinks, so you can stuff yourself silly after a whole day of activity!
All ingredients are prepared fresh daily, so you can be sure you’re eating only the good stuff.
Price: Children 5 – 11 years old: $15 nett | Adults, Mon – Thu: $27 nett | Adults, Fri/Sat: $29 nett | Adults, Eve of PH/PH: $30 nett
Marina Bay Steamboat @ Satay By the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Satay By The Bay, #12/13/14 Marina Bay, Singapore
Opening Hours: Daily, 5pm – 11.45pm
Contact no.: 8180 8112
3. Flame Cafe
Flame Cafe is a hot pot place you’ve probably heard of – but did you know it’s Halal certified?
Located at Tai Seng, a stone’s throw from Tai Seng MRT station, this hot pot spot made waves because of its FOUR tier Pagoda steamboat set up.
The top layer of the 4-Tier Cheesy Hotpot & BBQ Pagoda Steamboat is a steamer.
The second tier is a dipping tier (choose from Cheese, Salted Egg or Mongolian dip), and the next is a BBQ hot plate for grilling. Finally, right at the bottom is a hot pot tier that is divided down the middle so you can enjoy two different soup bases (choose from Chicken, Tom Yum, Mala, Herbal Tonic, Tomato). Talk about having options!
Choose from the Supreme ($38.90/pax), Premium ($29.90/pax) and Deluxe ($19.90/pax) Buffet, which entitles you to different kinds of ingredients to cook with your Pagoda steamboat.
Take note that the Pagoda steamboat set is only available after 3pm.
Address: Level 1 Centro Bianco Building, 73 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534818
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 10am – 1am; Fri – Sat: 10am – 3am; Sun: 10am – 1am
Contact no.: 6288 6346
4. Lukhon Thai
If you’re a fan of Mookata, you’ll be delighted to know that there is a halal Mookata place in Singapore – Lukhon Thai.
Located at Changi Village, what makes this hot pot worth the travel is that the food here is cheap and good – two things we care very much about.
Actually a stall at Changi Village Food Centre, Lukhon Thai prides itself in its selection of authentic Northern Thai meat marinates and delicious chilli dip. Seriously, the chilli dip is the perfect mix of sweet, spicy and salty, and is super shiok when paired with the food you’re cooking.
For the soup, you get to choose between Chicken and Tom Yum soup (we recommend the latter). Like most Mookata places, you can choose from the pre-set platters, or you can order your favourites individually. They have beef, chicken, seafood, mushrooms – everything you need for a delicious, soul-warming Mookata.
*Take note that Lukhon Thai will be relocating to Pasir Ris from December 2018 onwards. They will be ceasing operations at Changi Village Food Centre as of 26 Nov 2017 and will reopen at Pasir Ris Hawker Centre (#02-05) on 6 Dec 2017.
Address: Blk 3, Changi Village Rd, #01-85, Changi Village Hawker Centre, Singapore 500003
Contact no.: 9675 5849
5. Makan Makan
Located at the quaint, secluded Punggol Ranch is Makan-Makan.
Decorated with equestrian elements, Makan-Makan lets you cook your food hot pot (choose between a tom yum or chicken soup base) and grill style.
The buffet line here includes a host of greens, marinated meats like beef, chicken, mutton, and duck, and has an entire section dedicated to seafood! You can expect everything from flower crabs to crayfish, mussels and scallops.
There is also a section of cooked food that includes simple fare like chicken wings, nuggets, and spring rolls! Pair your food with carbs like mee goreng and carbonara, and you’re in for a delicious meal.
Price: $26 on weekdays, $29 on weekends
Address: 900 Punggol Road End, Singapore 829168
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 3pm – 11pm; Sat & Sun: 12pm – 12am; Closed on Mon
Contact no.: 8571 0203
6. Yummy Veggie
Another buffet concept, Yummy Veggie International Buffet & Steamboat Restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant that plates up a delicious array of international vegetarian cuisine and steamboat, in a buffet concept.
Tucked away in Kampong Kembangan Community Club, this restaurant is easy to miss.
Very reasonably priced at $24.80++ to $28.80++ for adults, and $16.80++ to $19.80 for kids, you will absolutely get your money’s worth, considering the extensive variety of food offered here. Think: a steamboat section, deep fried station, Japanese sushi station, Hong Kong dim sum section, Thai food station, and more.
If you’re vegetarian, you’ll love that their vegetarian meats taste like the real deal, with dishes tasting as good as (if not better than!) their non-vegetarian couterparts. At this vegetarian restaurant, while they’ve switched out the meat, they do not compromise on flavour, so you’re in for quite a treat.
Lunch Buffet is from 11am to 3pm, while Dinner Buffet is from 5.30pm to 9:00pm.
Lunch | Mon – Fri: $24.80++
Lunch | Sat, Sun, PH: $26.80++
Dinner | Mon – Thu: $26.80++
Dinner | Fri – Sun, PH: $28.80++
Lunch | Mon – Fri: $16.80++
Lunch | Sat, Sun, PH: $18.80++
Dinner | Mon – Thu: $18.80++
Dinner | Fri – Sun, PH: $19.80++
Address: 5 Lengkong Tiga #01-04, Kampong Kembangan Community Club, Singapore 417408
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.30am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6441 2688 / 6636 1683
Muslim folks who love Korean Army Stew, Mukshidonna will be your saving grace!
Located at Downtown East, Pasir Ris, Mukshidonna is a popular chain restaurant from Seoul that is known for two things: budae jjigae (Korean army stew) with tteokbokki (Korean rice cakes).
Each serving of Army Stew costs $13.90, and comes with tteokbokki, odaeng (Korean fishcakes), vegetables, and gochujang (red chilli paste) stew. You can add all your favourite ingredients into your Army Stew at an additional cost of $3 per serving. Think: dumplings, mussels, sausages, and our favourite – cheese!
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, #02-324, E!Avenue, Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 10pm
The next time you’re in the mood for steamboat, be sure to hit up these restaurants! Many of these are buffet-style, so hang back and don’t leave until you’re sure you’ve had your fill!
(Header Image Source: Burpple User Kevin Marling)