Ding Xian Hotpot, Eat at Seven
Hot Pot is a style of sharing food that is well loved by the Singaporean community. It is not just consumed on a daily basis, but especially favoured during family reunions. This restaurant is purely inspired by the spices from Sichuan and Chongqing in China which has just newly open earlier in May 2018.
As we entered the restaurant, there was a very neat bar set up right at the entrance. This restaurant is tucked away inside Eat at Seven, and you will need to walk further up to find this hidden gem.
The restaurant seats 40 pax comfortably in one seating. This is a very basic set-up and you will not feel crowded even though when the restaurant is full and buzzing away.
You can find eighteen different types of sauces to choose from that goes with your hotpot!
Firstly you can choose from 5 different types of soup bases which starts from $6. We had the Herbal Ba Kut Teh (on the right) and the Blazing Magma Soup (on the left). The Bak Kut Teh broth was slightly on the sweet side but still delicious if you're not a fan of spicy bases. The Blazing Magma soup had a depth of flavour, a spicy white miso soup.
Black Cod Fish with mala sauce was one of the very first dish that was served. It was certainly spicy and the flavours worked very well together. This is one of the cooked dishes that is available to order separately from the hotpot. Do ask the servers for this if you visit as it is not listed on the menu yet.
Some of the hot pot condiments we tried were the Iberico pork slices above which were just delicious in a hot soup.
The Ox tongue is not for everyone but it is fresh and very easy to stomach.
The fresh chicken tenderloins were served in a leaf making the presentation very beautiful.
This deep fried fu chook (on the left) and the raw fu chook (on the right ) was one of the highlights of the night.
The a la carte hot pot condiments start from $2 onwards. Yes! you heard it right, it is affordable for everyone to try. Some of the other condiments in our hotpot included seafood, A4 Australian Wagyu, fishballs, scallops and some vegetables. However, if you are unsure of what to order there are assorted platters which are different combinations for you to choose from starting from $14.80 to $48.80.
The other winning soup base that is a must try is the Sichuan Mala soup for all the spicy lovers out there. Ding Xian aims to deliver unforgettable hotpot experiences at an affordable price catering to everyone. We had a great evening tasting all these different condiments. So, if you have a craving for a good hot pot, pop by the restaurant and order as much as your stomach can handle!
Ding Xian Hot Pot
Eat at Seven #03-315
Suntec City North Wing,
Suntec City Mall,
3 Temasek Blvd 038983
Daily Lunch: 11:30am-3pm
Daily Dinner: 5:30pm-10pm