Chinese New Year might have ended but Singaporeans are not over hotpot anytime soon! Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable number of established (international) hotpot restaurants opening in Singapore. With so many choices to choose from, how do you go about selecting the best one?
Hidden at a corner on the 8th level of Orchard Central, Da Long Yi Hotpot (大龙燚火锅) is a popular hotpot franchise from Chengdu that serves a wide variety of fresh meats alongside appetising soup bases such as Butter Spicy, Tomato & Butter, and Pork Bone & Butter at a very reasonable price. On top of that, the restaurant also has a strong oriental vibe (from the design to the decoration) which makes the entire hotpot experience even more memorable!
So, still think you’re a fan of Hai Di Lao? Time to check out Da Long Yi Hotpot (大龙燚火锅) with your loved ones because I believe you guys will love the soup bases as much as I do, especially their flavoursome Mushroom broth!
Look at the sumptuous spread we had at Da Long Yi! Walked out of the restaurant feeling really satisfied! They were really generous with the servings and I’m loving how the ingredients are presented!
When you can’t decide what broth to get, go for this! We got the Mala, Tomato and Mushroom! Hands down my FAV was the Mushroom broth (don’t think you can find it elsewhere) – so flavoursome and I literally had to force myself to stop drinking the soup. Has a nice (not overwhelming) herbal flavour as well! A MUST-TRY!
The all-time FAV fish skin is also available at Da Long Yi – HUGE and crunchy! Just dip it in the broth for a few second and it will tastes amazing!
No cheese tofu so I have to settle with seafood tofu! Look at that portion – real generous! They also have a range of really nice meatballs!
This heart-shaped shrimp paste was so good we ordered another serving!
The beef and pork are thinly (nicely) sliced which makes it easier to eat! Super fresh! I don’t mind ordering a few more servings of these!
So remember to jio more of your loved ones to Da Long Yi! Chit chat (gossip) over hotpot is probably the best leisure programme after work!
Nearest Mrt Station: Somerset
Location: 181 Orchard Rd, #08-08, Singapore 238896
What To Order: Hotpot
Restaurant Rating: 4/5
Food Ratings: 8/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)