海底捞 HaiDiLao Steamboat

There’s this really famous steamboat place amongst the teens recently. Being located at one of the few parts in Singapore where night activities’ apparent (Yes, boring Singapore), its no surprise that Haidilao’s able to attract customers even in the wee hours. Expect a comfortable setting for purely some catch-up or a wide range of good food after a short drinking session. When it comes to quality, fear not, Haidilao will not fail you.
Its recommended that you guys park at Clarke Quay carpark (turn left into the alley once you pass the Bak Kut Teh shop) and walk here. The signboard is facing the river and you’ll see this after passing Hooters.
Take the lift up to the second floor and turn right after you exit the lift. You’ll see Shuffle straight ahead.
And here’s the entrance.
Its actually a really big restaurant with loads of different seats for different pax but I personally prefer their window seats. Upon arrival you’ll be swiftly greeted by their service crew and given the below items.
A rubberband for your hair, a plastic cover for your phone and a spectacles cloth for your blurry specs. After packing your phone in, make yourself comfortable and you can start doing the ordering.
And here’s their menu! Play around with the iPad and scroll through their extensive menu. Do feel free to ask for help if you cant handle the menu! I was actually pretty confused when I visited this place for the first time.
Proceed to the sauces counter to get your favorite sauce. They have over 20 ingredients here ranging from Korean-style chili sauce, Mushroom sauce, Hoisin sauce and more for you to mix n match!
My favourite combination would be adding chili padi to their ‘featured chili sauce’ (find this name on the counter) and topping it with a little sesame oil.
Btw, Im a chili-lover and dont say I didnt warn you about the spicy level of this mix!
Other than the previous items mentioned, they have an apron for you just in cause you’re worried that you’ll stain your beautiful outfit.
And its gonna look like that! Pretty? HEHE. And now you’re all ready for a sumptuous meal! (I only wore this for the pic..)
OH.. Did I mention that they even have a cradle bed for your baby/toddler?? OMGGG!
Food was served really quickly and it looks so super delish. We chose the chicken soup (my favourite) and the seafood soup! I love their chicken soup here as it consists of Chinese medicinal herbs and its in a just-nice portion, not too bland, not too bitter. They also threw in a few pieces of fishballs into the soup.
I’ve tried their mushroom soup before too and it tasted great. They’ll throw in more mushrooms for the mushroom soup, some clams and prawns for the seafood soup and pieces of black chicken for the chicken soup. I’ve not tried the rest of the soups yet but I’ve heard that their Hot and Spicy Soup (麻辣) and Tomato Soup (番茄) aren’t too bad!
Here’s what we ordered. This is definitely enough for 2 pax.

0.5 portion of watercress.
0.5 portion of pork liver. (Not my fav cause Im not a pork person)
0.5 portion of white radish.
1 portion of chicken slices. (MINE! MINE!)
And 1 portion of prawn balls. (My FAV! and RECOMMENDED)
Throwing everything in!
I love their chicken slices cause its really tender. 🙂
Here’s a pretty interesting steamboat instrument that I think all steamboat restaurants should have!
Useful right? I wonder why we all had to keep holding on to our ladles last time…. -.-
Mandatory selfie 🙂
Waiting patiently for the food to cook!
Still waiting…
  Yummy!
Another highlight of the restaurant would be their handmade noodles. Its a lot like our local Ban Mian but with a slightly different texture.
Upon requesting for the noodles to be served, the 拉面师傅 will come over to your table with his tray of noodles.
He’ll be pulling and stretching the noodles before your eyes.
And he made the whole process really fanciful.
He’ll drop the noodles into the soup for you and you’ll have to wait about 10 mins for the noodles to be cooked.
Trying my best to “kiap” the noodles up cause they’re really slippery and their chopsticks here are so freaking long.
First attempt failed and I screamed cause the noodles went “plonk” into the soup and we ended up getting mildly splashed.
“So embarrassing”
But i succeeded eventually after several attempts..
Here’s how e noodles look like.
YAY. After all the hard work!
Another picture before we end off our meal. Hate it when people hide behind me when taking pictures. TSK.
Make me look fatter only.
Dont forget to grab some fruits from the sauce counter before you leave! Like other steamboat restaurants, the soup will be a little too salty towards the end. I didnt order any drinks cause there’s an extra charge for certain drinks. The fruits can do the thirst-quenching instead. Oh yea, refill of soup is available here too, just give a raise of hand.
Overall, HaiDiLao is quite a good place for a steamboat meal. They do serve loads of different kinds of meat, vegetables, seafood and even cooked food as well. Many of my friends enjoyed their visit here and came back frequently for more. There’s other services here too (like manicure and blaa) but I didn’t inquire about them. You might want to check those out!
In regards to the cost, its actually on the steeper side. Our meal for two cost us about $70+, so its about $35++ each. But considering their high-class ambiance and service, its quite alright to visit here once in awhile if you feel like having some good steamboat!
Hai Di Lao Hot Pot
Clake Quay, 3D River Vallet Road #02-04 
Tel: 63378626
Operation Hours:
Daily: 10:30 – 03:00

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