07 Dec 2012
Full review at http://singaporeanscribbles.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/fragrant-hot-pot-food-republic-at-313somerset/
This stall’s dish is very noticeable. Stepping into the food court, I saw many groups of diners each sharing a huge bowl of stir-fried stuff among them, which they ate using chopsticks. These bowls are from ‘Fragrant Hot Pot’.
Basically, you pick whatever ingredients you want (like Yong Tau Foo), and everything is stir-fried together in some Sichuan-style spice. The ingredients are priced according to weight.
We chose black fungus, oyster mushrooms, kangkong (it goes so well with spicy food), beef and shrimp, costing about $14
for two of us. They sprinkled some peanuts over it and we downed it with rice, which provided balance to the heat and intense spice of the dish. Even though you pick your ingredients, the sauces and spices hold everything together.
It was a good dinner and a good change
to the usual food court fare. It’s pretty popular though, so you have to wait about ten minutes or so for them to cook your dish.