Fancy having a hands-on Yakiniku dining experience with top-grade Japanese Miyazaki beef sizzling on hot stones.
Hot Stones is a hot-plate steak and seafood concept at Clarke Quay operating since 1992, recognised as the first resto in Singapore with a unique Serpentinite volcanic stone slabs cooking experience.
Revamping its concept to keep things sizzling, Hot Stones is now offering a Japanese steakhouse dining experience.
Enjoy the breeze of Singapore River for outdoor dining, or stay indoors at the refurnished space with air-conditioned comfort.
Indulge in its wide array of premium-grade meats and seafood cooked on hot stones, complemented with all sorts of Japanese dishes from appetisers, salads to donburi rice bowls.
Those in the mood for tippling can choose from their selection of sake, Japanese whiskey and cocktails. Here’s more:
Surf & Turf Set ($54 for 1, $108 for 2 diners)
This steak-and-seafood-duo platter is a combination of premium striploins (Australian Wagyu Striploin and US Striploin) laid side-by-side with large king prawns, chunks of salmon, and U.S. scallops.
Take your time to cook the quality ingredients (with as little adulteration as possible) over the hot stones.
What’s special about these stones are from the European Alps, and absorb and retain heat excellently. This unique cooking method pre-heats the stones to 230oC, with the extreme heat locking in the juices of meat, poultry and seafood.
Popular among red meat lovers for its tender and moist meat with moderate marbling, the striploin steak is sliced thinly for utmost eating pleasure.
While sea salt, and miso-tare and ponzu sauce are provided, I would recommend first having those meats with their natural flavours first.
The other benefit is that the meats and seafood stay hot throughout your meal.
Each set also comes complete with five choices (ten with Set for 2) of appetisers, carbs and desserts per diner.
Complimentary Five or Ten Choices of Appetisers (With set purchased)
Complete your Surf & Turf Set with five sides (ten with Set for 2) of appetiser, salad, soup, rice, and dessert.
For appetiser, choose either the Cold Shrimp Tofu or the Spicy Miso Salmon.
As for your greens, it is a toss-up between Wafu Salad (mixed greens, sweet corn, silken tofu, carrot, Japanese cucumber, cherry tomato, wafu dressing) or the Hot Stones House Salad (mixed greens, black olive, orange, red radish, Japanese cucumber, truffle oil, house dressing).
For soup, you can opt for either Mushroom (a mix of shiitake and button mushrooms) or Tomato Soup – both good vegetarian choices.
Go for the Steamed Rice if you like your carb plain, or make it a Garlic Rice packed with fragrant aroma.
Finally, your choice of sweet ending: Matcha Cheesecake or the velvety smooth Caramel Pudding.
Miyazaki A4 ($58 for Ribeye 100g, $64 for Striploin 100g, $42 for Chuck Ribs Cubes 100g)
Pamper yourself with a 100g serving of Miyazaki beef, an exceptional meat from the Japanese Black cattle.
Produced and fattened in the Miyazaki Prefecture, this beef is rated Grade A or higher by the Japan Meat Grading Association.
Get the tender Mizayaki Striploin, rated A4 for its very good marbling and meat quality – firm texture, good lustre, pink-colour, and exceptional quality of fat and meat.
If you prefer a fuller set, get the Japanese Premium Wagyu Beef Set ($99 for 1, $198 for 2) included with Miyazaki Striploin A4, Miyazaki Ribeye A4, Kagoshima Ribeye A4, and Kagoshima Striploin A4.
Beef Striploin Donburi
Newly introduced luxurious Beef Donburis include Miyazaki A4 Striploin ($68), Kagoshima A4 Striploin ($68), and Australia MS7-8 Wagyu Striploin Donburi ($38).
I had the Australia MS7-8 Wagyu Striploin Donburi, in which the marbling scores range from 1 (leanest) to 9 (premium marbling).
Experience what an Australian Wagyu Striploin with marbling score of MS7-8 feels like in your mouth. You get succulent slices of steak served atop truffle-shoyu infused Japanese rice, flanked by onsen egg, ikura, foie gras, furikake, tobiko, and fried garlic slices.
A splash of truffle oil, and sprinkles of spring onions and sesame seeds complete this fragrant donburi with fluffy rice.
Teriyaki Chicken Donburi ($22)
If you want to choose something other than beef, also available are the Honey Miso Salmon Don ($28) and Teriyaki Chicken Donburi ($22).
Cooked over the same hot stones, the chicken thighs turn out flavourfully juicy.
The chunks of meat are wrapped in a glaze blanket of sweet-savoury teriyaki sauce, and similarly served over steamed Japanese rice with onsen egg, ikura, foie gras, furikake, tobiko and fried garlic slices.
Sake Steamed Mussels ($14)
These chef-recommended mussels are steamed in a mixture of sake (Japanese rice wine) and menthshoyu (Japanese noodle base), sweetened by a splash of mirin.
The sake not only tenderises the mussels but also intensifies their flavour.
Also available are Garlic Butter, Japanese Curry, and Spicy Garlic Miso Mussels options. Enjoy these deliciously fragrant mussels as an appetiser or side dish.
3D River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay #01-06 Block D, Singapore 179023
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
If you have been to Perth, you may be familiar with Fremantle harbour known for its seafood markets and stalls.
The Fremantle Seafood Market back home at Clarke Quay aims to recreate that experience with the offering of the freshest catches of fishes, clams, crabs, lobsters, mussels, and oysters.
The casual seafood restaurant has recently revamped their menu with an expanded selection. A showstopper is the Fremantle Hot Seafood Platter ($76) with crispy soft-shell crab, grilled barramundi fillet, white wine mussels, Rockefeller baked oyster, grilled garlic butter king prawn, and baked Chilean scallop.
Fremantle Seafood Market
3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay #01-05 Block E, Singapore 179024
Operating hours: 12pm – 3pm Last Order 2:45pm, 5pm – 10pm Last Order 9:45pm (Mon – Sun)
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