Jiang Hu Hotpot – The NEWEST Hotpot Gem in Town!
Whenever someone mentions the word “hotpot”, I literally scream for joy. Hotpot is one of my all-time favourite food, because I believe in the joy of sharing good food. It is no surprise that I am always on the lookout for new hotpot places and I’m so glad to have discovered Jiang Hu Hotpot. It is an authentic Sichuan hotpot restaurant that promises “a one-of-a-kind experience”. Grab yourself a snack before reading on, because I’m sure your stomach will be growling, very soon.
Stepping into Jiang Hu Hotpot, you’ll immediately notice the good balance of modern and oriental vibes. If you’re one who values restaurant ambience, you will surely appreciate the cosy setting that they have strived to create. My favourite part was the beautiful red autumn leaves that hang from the ceiling.
I’m sure you’re more curious about the food, right? Well, let me just say that it surpasses expectations, in terms of both presentation and taste. The creativity behind the presentation of each dish injects excitement and novelty into your hotpot experience—they use intricately-designed dragon boats, little bird cages, and even dry ice. From the elaborate presentation of each and every dish, to the warm hospitality and ambience, everything makes for an unforgettable experience.
Unlike other restaurants where the ma la soup base is prepared in the kitchen before serving, Jiang Hu hotpot insists on adding ma la oil and herbs into the clear soup right in front of their guests. You may also be delighted to know that they make the soup using oils from vegetables, instead of animals, so you won’t leave the place smelling like a hotpot bomb.
They have a specialty sauce which is made up of mixed vegetables, spring onions, coriander, peanuts and fried soy beans. If you prefer your own sauces, feel free to make your own concoction with their amazing selection of sauces and toppings!
Wow your palettes with their Minced Prawn with Capelin Roe ($14), US Prime Beef Slices ($12) and Fish Slices ($15). Jiang Hu Hotpot does not compromise on quality, which explains why all of the dishes were so fresh. The silky fish slices were especially delicious with the ma la soup. I couldn’t help but reach for more, again and again. Besides these dishes, Jiang Hu has many other tempting meat and seafood choices on their menu. Yum!
Besides the usual vegetable and mushroom choices, I’ll suggest that you order the Homemade Black Beancurd ($8) which is made from black beans, soybeans, and sesame. If you’re a fan of tofu, you will definitely appreciate the soft texture of the tofu.
Look at what they’ve done with just meatballs! The Mixed Meatball Combo ($15) offers fish roe chicken balls, coriander pork balls, and hand-beaten mutton balls that are bound to satiate your tastebuds! My personal favourite was the mutton balls because they were firm, yet tender, and they were not gamey.
Not only does Jiang Hu Hotpot excel in hotpot, it serves up a bunch of quality dishes that make you feel like you’re in Sichuan. If you’re up for some amazing seafood, I highly recommend the Spicy Crayfish ($28.80)! Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and work your way through the entire pot. I swear, the spiciness and sweetness of the crayfish makes it so addictive. This well-executed Chinese dish is not commonly found outside of China, so come try this specialty at Jiang Hu Hotpot!
We all have a second stomach for dessert. Who agrees with me? And that’s why even though we were so stuffed, we just had to order desserts. Jiang Hu Hotpot’s version of a perfectly sweet ending is their Chengdu Fried Sticky Rice ($4.80). These glutinous rice balls are coated with brown sugar, before being fried, and topped with sesame seeds. You may think that I’m exaggerating, but this is a must-try! A bite into the crispy shell revealed an airy and QQ filling that anyone will fall in love with. Jiang Hu Hotpot truly mastered the mix of textures. Till today, I’m still thinking about the rice balls.
Jiang Hu Hotpot is the real deal. Even though Bedok Point might not be on your radar, it is home to Jiang Hu Hotpot which serves a fantastic hotpot with good quality ingredients. Quick! Grab your army of friends and make a reservation! We’re confident that it will be difficult to secure a spot soon.
Jiang Hu Hotpot
Address: 799 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467351
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 11am-11pm