Daily: 10:30 - 06:00
This popular steamboat chain from China has opened its first overseas outlet in Singapore. Food served is the typical Sichuan style hot pot with a selection of meats, vegetables and sauces. While waiting for a table, customers will be treated to complimentary drinks, snacks and even a manicure.
Been there umpteen times and I really adore their Ma La and Tomato soup hotpots!! That's the best combination of hotpots ever - Tomato base as soup, Ma La base as shabu shabu for beef to get into the clouds. =D
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It took us a while to find the entrance to Hai Di Lao @ Clarke Quay (a lift tucked in a corridor), but better late than never! The famous steamboat chain from China is well-known for its mala soup base, quality ingredients, stellar service and notoriously long queues. In Singapore, the chain has gone from strength to strength, opening its second outlet at 313 Somerset.
To avoid waiting for hours, I made reservations 3 weeks in advance for Sunday lunch. Upon stepping out of the lift, we were impressed with the superb service. Staff greeted us with enthusiasm and led us to our table. Along the way, I was drawn towards the manicure room (complimentary service) and board game tables. Snacks are provided free of charge and a children’s playroom is available to occupy kids as well.
The restaurant itself is nicely decorated in black and red. Once seated, the waitress assigned to our table handed us aprons, spectacle cleaning cloths and ziploc bags to protect our mobile phones. For ladies with long hair, a hair tie is provided.The sauce, pickles, fruit and dessert counter is chargeable at $4 per pax.
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Hai Di Lao keeps me in awe with their service level. Staff are attention to your needs and frequently check on you to refill your drinks and ask if everything is alright. After placing your order using the ipad, food is served shortly after. I particularly like their 黑猪肉 extremely chewy and tender. Another popular dish is their noodles. It is a common site to see chefs 'playing' with the noodle in front of customers being serving it.
Hai Di Lao is an extremely popular hotpot spot, queues can easily last for 2 hours. But fret not, while waiting to be served, help yourself to free flow of popcorn, drinks and Chinese desserts. Did I mention, you could even get your manicure done during the wait.