Peach Garden: One-For-One 4-Tier A La Carte Steamboat Buffet at Thomson Plaza
Hot Pot plays an important part in Chinese cuisine, just like how the French is in love with fondue. It may sound odd but this tongue-searing experience is one of our favourite meals during humid weather like Singapore.
While there are hot pot restaurants on practically every neighbourhood, Peach Garden’s 4-Tier A La Carte Steamboat Buffet is the latest steamboat craze that is bound to take Singapore by storm. What’s the best deal? THEY ARE HAVING ONE-FOR-ONE! It’s literally a merry ritual for the hungry.
First and foremost, pick from 5 different soup bases – Double-boiled Pork Bone Soup, Tomato Pork Bone Soup, “Chen Du Ma La” Spicy Soup, Chinese Herbal Soup and Tom Yum Soup.
A tall steamboat filled with your desired broth is then brought to the table and heated until it boils. Because it is a la carte buffet, so you can freely order any ingredients you wish. All the ingredients are brought to the table raw. You can then decide on how you want to cook it.
Don’t get too intimidated by the 4-tier steamboat. It is actually very simple to use!
Level 1: Soup Base
Level 2: BBQ
Level 3: Warmer
Level 4: Steamer
So you can either choose to boil, barbecue or steam your favourite dishes before your eyes using this all-in-one steamboat. A number of ingredients can be cooked in the broth, on the BBQ grill or on in the steamer. Plus, there are three different chilli sauces specially prepared by the chefs at Peach Garden.
While the broth is warming,, we shared some appetizers such as Deep fried Fish Skin and Stir Fried Bitter Gourd with Salted Egg Yolk for instant gratification.
Because it is a la carte buffet, pick anything you want. Carnivores will like the meat variety including fresh lamb fillet, beef fillet, pork fillet, chicken fillet, luncheon meat, homemade pork balls, sausages and fishballs. Dip a silver of meat into the broth and let it cook till tender. Or, have it BBQ and pair it with a bowl of rice.
We added a lot of vegetables to the broth so that it helps to bring sweetness. Choose from bean pouch, bean curd, spinch, lettuce, tang ‘o’, golden mushrooms, black fungus, sweet corn, deep-fried yam, etc. It’s visually satisfying to share a whole table of ingredients with your family.
My recommendation for you is to make full use of the steamer on the top because steaming ensures that all the natural juices and nutrients of the ingredients are sealed in. This is also one of the few places in Singapore to enjoy dim sum dishes that are steamed upon order at your table! You can steam any dim sum you wish like Shanghainese Xiao Long Bao and Chives Dumplings.
I prefer to steam seafood because they are so fresh! Options include Fresh Flower Crab, Sea Clam, Dice Fish Ball, Fresh Prawn and Sea Bass. Different seafood has different marination. For some, hua diao wine is added. For others, just some sliced ginger will work wonders. The essence and juices of these fresh ingredients are all collected in the dish which boast a light yet robust flavour. I like my sliced fish steamed with superior soy sauce, minced garlic and scallion. The thick fish slices are so delicate and moist, with soy sauce bringing out the sweetness!
Although diners can steam the dish themselves by plunging the meat into the marination, there are also waitress to help you with the process. “We can cook for you, barbecue for you, and steam for you,” said one of the restaurant managers. Within minutes, you will get your steamed dish ready!
The restaurant also offers ready-cooked foods like Yang Chow Fried Rice, Fried Mian Xian with Assorted Seafood and Diced Chicken with Dried Chilli. End of your filling meal with Chilli Almond Alongan, Chilled Mango with Sago and Pomelo, and Chilled Jelly Royale wth Julienne of Coconut.
Socializing during the meal is as important as the cooking and the eating. We had an enjoyable time with my family at Peach Garden and yes, the ONE-FOR-ONE deal definitely makes it more worth it. All the food is unlimited in quantity and it’s only $48++ per person, minimum 4 pax. Only available at Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza, what are you waiting for?