(Closed) Shabupot – 7 different kinds of soup base for you to choose from
Before Chinese New Year, a few of us gathered at Shabupot for a mini reunion dinner. This family-run restaurant is a newly opened restaurant along Upper Thomson Road, where the few famous Teochew Porridge shops were located. When I look at the name of the shop, I expected it to be Japanese style Shabu Shabu steamboat. But after trying it, it was apparently not so.
The owner and her daughter are steamboat fans and they particularly love Taiwanese steamboat because they are very healthy. So before setting up their own steamboat place, they actually traveled to Taiwan and tried as many steamboat places as possible within 2 weeks, came back to Singapore to create their version of healthy steamboat.
Dinner started with Fried Fish Skin ($4) which is crispy and pleasantly savoury.
At shubupot, individual mini pots were served. There are 7 different kinds of soup base for you to choose from. Choices include: tom yam, chicken, spicy (bak kut teh alike), kimchi, ginseng herbal, miso, vegetarian.
It took me some time to decide because I wanted to try alot of different flavours. They use chicken soup as a base, and if you choose Tom Yam soup, they will give you a saucer filled with their homemade tom yam paste and lemongrass. If you herbal soup, it comes with a pack of herbal ingredients.
You can order their mini steamboat set which has Mini Beef Set ($14.80), lots of vegetables, beef and beef balls.
Mini Fish Slice Set ($12.80)
Shabupot’s Mini Yong Tau Foo Set ($12.80) is worth trying. Their yong tau foo are made in house and it does taste fresh and good.
There is also a Mini Pork Set ($12.80).
What is really interesting about this restaurant is their homemade chilli sauce. It is a mixture of a variety of secret ingredients in it, the obvious ones include garlic, chilli, sesame, soy sauce, spring onion etc. It has a balance of sweet and savoury flavours. I hope they bottled this for sale.
Service may be slow during peak hours, perhaps because the family is totally new to the F&B industry and they need some time to get used to it.
Address: 10 Jalan Leban, Sembawang Hills Estate
Tel: 6300 9300