Spice World Hot Pot
3B River Valley Road,
Clarke Quay, #01-06/07,
Adamson and I were invited to a celebratory meal at lunchtime today. It's Spice World Hot Pot's first anniversary in Singapore and they're marking it with an introduction of eight new menu items and a fun dessert hot pot.
There's three new beef dishes. Bullish Day (牛气冲天 $36.90 ), a combination platter of different cuts of sliced beef, tripe and tongue, is every meat lover’s dream come true. Traditional handmade beef balls (牛肉丸 $15.90) made fresh every day. Tender Milk Beef (牛奶嫩牛肉 $15.90) made with sirloin slices marinated in milk and playfully presented on a plate embellished with a guardian Minotaur, complete with dry ice blowing out of its nostrils.
Spice World Hot Pot's food presentation stands out. They have The Mermaid (美人鱼 $18.90) which is Red Tilapia slices delicately arranged around a doll to form the shape of a mermaid.
We tried Premium Barbie Beef Wagyu and yes it's very tender and tasty beef slices which went well with the Mala broth.
We also had some sustainably sourced US scallops (秘制带子 $19.90) marinated in 16 herbs and spices. This did not disappoint. Australian hairy abalone (秘制毛贝 $12.90 per piece). A bacon enoki wrap has also been added to the menu.
There's a Milk Tea hot pot which is now a permanent addition to the menu. There's a choice of Assam or Matcha milk tea hotpot which is enjoyed with sweet and savoury toppings such as taro, purple sweet potatoes, pumpkin, yam, coconut and fruit jellies, mala bakwa and tender milk beef.
Served with straws and slurped for a fun group experience, the Ying-Yang mala and Bubble Milk Tea hot pot combination goes for $39.90. Honestly, I am not a fan of the bubble tea hot pot as it's not my... cup of tea. Other guests seemed to love it. If you have a sweet tooth, are a fan of bubble tea or simply like trying exciting new things, then go for this. I much prefer the Ying-Yang Mala, which they did very well.
What I love about this place is the spacious seating, interesting deco (large lanterns etc) and very helpful staff.
Food wise, I especially liked their Mala hotpot broth, sirloin slices marinated in milk (sooo tender!) and their wagyu beef.