Taikoo Lane Hotpot 太古里火锅 is a hotpot restaurant nestled right in Chinatown Point (basement 1 next to Uniqlo), by the same team behind Chengdu Restaurant at Amoy Street.
It has introduced two new soup bases which includes Chinese wine-infused collagen soup and baby lobster soup, along with 4 tasty new dishes.
(Read here for a fuller writeup of Taikoo Lane Hotpot (Chinatown Point))
Huadiao Collagen Soup ($11.80 for half, $20.80 for full)
The Huadiao Collagen Soup is cooked with a base of premium pork knuckles, pork bones and chicken, first simmered for more than 8 hours.
Upon serving, a special collagen jelly is added to the boiling broth, followed by a small serving of Chinese Huadiao wine which is offered as an option to add into the broth.
Spicy Pickled Baby Lobster Soup ($16.80 for half, $31.80 for full)
My personal favourite from Taikoo Lane, and you can consider this one of the must-orders here.
You would find a generous helping of baby lobsters aka xiao long xia and black mussels in the soup.
There is a lovely pickled spiciness (yet not overly fiery) that is quite shiok to have, cooked by including Sichuan pickled Erjingtiao pepper, homemade pickled green pepper and garlic powder, and freshly-fried oil from a mixture of fragrant ginger and onions.
Dragon Fruit Prawn Paste ($8.40 for half, $16.80 for full)
The familiar crunchy prawn paste takes a fruity spin as the Artic shrimps are blended along with dragon fruit to give that purple colour.
Flaming Braised Pork Ribs ($16.80)
The pork ribs here are marinated for up to an hour before being deep fried to golden, crispy perfection along with some minced onions and carrots.
Keep your phones ready as the dish will be wrapped in flammable paper, lit on fire when it is served at the table.
Exploding Volcano Mashed Potatoes ($11.80)
Steamed potatoes are mashed and formed into a cylindrical shape and stuffed with crunchy green beans and corn.
The dish also includes stir-fried pork belly slices, mushroom, along with savoury bean paste and secret sauce to be poured over the potatoes.
Lala Clams in Spicy Sauce ($12.80)
Fresh clams doused in a special house sauce that includes green pepper and millet to create a tangy-spicy dish.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Taikoo Lane Hotpot.