Without any doubt, hotpot has become one of the most welcomed foods in Singapore. There are actually many versions of ‘hot pot’, some specialize on the freshness of soup while some are known for the variety of foods. Among all of them, Chongqing hotpot is the most famous one. Spicy as it is, people are so tempted to visit the restaurant again and again. In addition to the ever long-queuing hotpot chain Hai Di Lao, what are other choices you should try? Below is a good list from Shinyvisa!
- Li Ji Chuan Chuan Xiang link : Li Ji Chuan Chuan Xiang is a famous chain from Chongqing. Chuan Chuan Xiang is just a sibling of hotpot. Except that food are prepared as sticks, everything else is the same as hot pot. If you want to try something different, this is a good place.
- Kou Bao Chuan Chuan link: although it’s not a local brand from Chongqing like Li Ji Chuan Chuan Xiang, Kou Bao Chuan Chuan actually provides a lot of Chongqing food besides hot pot. For me, I really like the traditional Chongqing noodles.
- Li Xiang Lan Hot Pot link: this is a famous brand from Chongqing and offers the authentic Chongqing taste, a true mix of spiciness and numbness. With traditional interior design, customers can enjoy a very good dining experience.
- Xiao Mu Deng Hot Pot link: as a restaurant opened relatively recently, Xiao Mu Deng has rapidly gained its reputation through its genuine taste of Chongqing hotpot. I really like the pork sausage with cheese.
- Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot link : Xiao Long Kan is one of the most popular hotpot restaurant chains in China. There are normally long queues just like Hai Di Lao. And here in Singapore, you can still enjoy the authentic taste from the two outlets, one in Chinatown and the other in Bugis.
- Da Long Yi link : just like Xiao Long Kan, Da Long Yi is also a famous hotpot chain from Chengdu. The settings and price are similar but I feel the taste is even spicier there. So if you like a challenge, don’t miss out.