Peach Garden @ The Metropolis – New Lobster in Black Truffle and Cheese Hot Pot!
Nothing excites us Singaporeans more than indulging in a bubbling pot of steamboat with our loved ones. If you’re scouting for a new steamboat spot, you’d be excited to hear that Peach Garden @ The Metropolis is launching a new a la carte style steamboat. Diners are in for a hearty dining experience. Dinner runs from 5pm to 10.30pm, and the last order for the steamboat is at 9.30pm. Beyond the oriental-themed premise that seats about 80-100 guests, Peach Garden debuts a collection of flavourful and innovative soup bases and must-have handmade meatballs.
We had four soup bases, all of which were individually filled in steel pots and placed above a traditional fire stove cooker. The Signature Lobster in Black Truffle and Cheese Hot Pot ($22) carries a strong taste of truffle and a tinge of sweetness from the lobster. The broth had a thick consistency and it gets richer as more ingredients are added to it. You can always ask for a refill to dilute the broth if it gets too rich. For a more local soup base, try the newly created Curry Chicken Broth Hot Pot ($16) which is light yet immensely flavourful. It is definitely one of my favourite soup bases!
Diners with a penchant for herbal flavours can get the exclusive Hua Diao Chinese Wine with Wild Mushrooms Hotpot ($18). The Fish Maw and Chicken with Chinese Herbs Hot Pot ($18) is a mild tasting beauty pot that is great for those who desire a nourishing meal. The soup even comes with a portion of black chicken.
Peach Garden’s ala carte steamboat really boasts an extensive collection of ingredients subsumed under 12 broad sections. We were spoilt for choice going through just the seafood section alone. The Red Garoupa ($48) was served whole on a plate, freshly deboned and sliced, with it’s head and tail still intact. Each slice of fish is fresh and succulent. The menu also offers skewered Live Prawns ($12) that were still alive and kicking upon being served! For a less graphic representation of seafood ingredients, you can opt for Bamboo Clams ($8), Scallops ($12) as well as Fresh Clams ($8) which will add a captivating touch of sweetness to the broth!
Beef lovers will relish in the Beef Selection. Thin marbled Wagyu Beef (Half Portion $26, Full portion $50) is just made for hotpot. If you’re looking for white meats, the Sliced Chicken in Chinese Wine ($8) will not disappoint. You can find other red meats under the Pork Selection too!
My absolute favourite is the Homemade Dumplings! The chefs successfully combine complementary flavours and textures into scrumptious dumplings. We opted for the Black Truffle, Shrimp and Crabmeat Dumplings ($10). Every bite is followed by a musky aroma of truffle, and a slight garlic aftertaste. The texture of the filling sure has a pleasant crunch to it! The Onion, Pork, Shrimp and Egg Dumplings ($8) will definitely win the hearts of both the old and young. The Black Truffle, Beef and Cheese Dumplings ($10) is another must-try. The creamy core is just a delight to bite into!
We’ve been told that diners have flocked here for their Homemade Meatballs ($9/ 4pc for one flavour). Wrapped with a skin that is naturally coloured, each meatball filling is handmade. Flavours include Beetroot, Spinach, Cheese and Shrimp, Yam, Pumpkin, Black Pepper Beef, Foie Gras and Pork! If you want a taste of all 8 flavours, go for the Deluxe Combination ($20). My favourite has to be the black pepper beef balls because it is savory, yet light on the palate.
Need some greens to balance out the indulgent steamboat? A variety of the freshest greens awaits. Peach Garden also offers cooked food from The Wok. Feast on the Chilled Sweet and Sour Pork ($18) while waiting for your steamboat ingredients to be cooked.
The a la carte steamboat also features an assortment of over 12 condiments! (Additional $3). I urge you to try their homemade sauce, which is a tangy and spicy mixture concocted specially by their chefs. Traditional condiments such as garlic, chili padi as well as oyster sauce are available too. The optional condiment add-on comes with free flow desserts that diners can enjoy for a sweet ending to the steamboat.
From now till the end of September 2017, enjoy 20% off the ala carte steamboat if you flash the photo above to any staff at Peach Garden @ Metropolis. For a limited time only, you can quote “MissTamChiak” at the counter to enjoy 20% off as well. Stand a chance to win a steamboat dining voucher by liking Peach Garden @ The Metropolis Facebook page and sharing the steamboat post!
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