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Hot Spot Cafe Restaurant

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Located in Burlington Square on Bencoolen Street, Hot Spot Cafe Restaurant serves Chinese Food.
Mon - Sun: 11.30 am - 11.30 pm
+65 68357752
$5 based on 11 submissions
Lunch (3 votes)
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Good fish soup!

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2012/12/hot-spot-cafe-restaurant-burlington.html

Hot Spot Cafe Restaurant dishes out fish soup and cze char cuisines. Located at Burlington Square, just directly opposite Sim Lim Square's food court and also LASALLE College of the Arts. It is located about 15 to 20 minutes walk from Bugis/ Dhoby Ghuat / Little India MRT stations. 

When you are here, take a quick look at what people are eating. Chances are more than 80% of the people here ordered from the fish soup stall. In fact, the fish soup business is so good that they have expanded taking up another unit inside. So now there can serve twice as many customers. So don't just queue blindly, chances are that the queue inside (2nd queue) is much shorter. 

They have also just revised the prices to account for inflation.

Displaying the sliced fish, fried fish, squid, prawns and also beaten fried eggs

The Sliced Fish Soup with thick beehoon came with something unique, which we seldom get at fish soup stalls! It's the fried egg. Besides the fried egg, there were toufu, vegetables, tomato, seaweed and of course the slices of fish. The slices of fish were very fresh and the milky broth was sweet and tasty. The fried egg gave this dish another positive impression. Yummy!

I ordered the Fried Fish Tom Yum Soup with thick beehoon. It was served with fried fish, tomato, toufu, vegetable, onion and a piece of lime. What I liked about this stall was that they were very generous with the ingredients, giving lots of fried fish which were fresh.    The broth, in this case the Tom Yum Soup was delicious with its well balanced spiciness and sourness. Ideal for savouring when it is raining.

The standard of the Fish Soup and Tom Yum Fish Soup is quite good. Let's hope standard can be maintained.

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2012/12/hot-spot-cafe-restaurant-burlington.html

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23 Dec 2012 • 290 reviews • 11 followers

Good fish soup!

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2012/12/hot-spot-cafe-restaurant-burlington.html

Hot Spot Cafe Restaurant dishes out fish soup and cze char cuisines. Located at Burlington Square, just directly opposite Sim Lim Square's food court and also LASALLE College of the Arts. It is located about 15 to 20 minutes walk from Bugis/ Dhoby Ghuat / Little India MRT stations. 

When you are here, take a quick look at what people are eating. Chances are more than 80% of the people here ordered from the fish soup stall. In fact, the fish soup business is so good that they have expanded taking up another unit inside. So now there can serve twice as many customers. So don't just queue blindly, chances are that the queue inside (2nd queue) is much shorter. 

They have also just revised the prices to account for inflation.

Displaying the sliced fish, fried fish, squid, prawns and also beaten fried eggs

The Sliced Fish Soup with thick beehoon came with something unique, which we seldom get at fish soup stalls! It's the fried egg. Besides the fried egg, there were toufu, vegetables, tomato, seaweed and of course the slices of fish. The slices of fish were very fresh and the milky broth was sweet and tasty. The fried egg gave this dish another positive impression. Yummy!

I ordered the Fried Fish Tom Yum Soup with thick beehoon. It was served with fried fish, tomato, toufu, vegetable, onion and a piece of lime. What I liked about this stall was that they were very generous with the ingredients, giving lots of fried fish which were fresh.    The broth, in this case the Tom Yum Soup was delicious with its well balanced spiciness and sourness. Ideal for savouring when it is raining.

The standard of the Fish Soup and Tom Yum Fish Soup is quite good. Let's hope standard can be maintained.

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2012/12/hot-spot-cafe-restaurant-burlington.html

27 May 2011 • 290 reviews • 11 followers

Time for Tom Yam Fish Soup

Hot Spot Cafe Restaurant is located at Burlington Square, directly opposite Sim Lim Square’s food court. And it is next to LASALLE College of the Arts. There are lots of seats avaliable. But sometimes, this place is packed during lunch time. Just from observing, you can see that most people are eating tom yam fish soup or fish soup.

There are several stalls inside. Without doubt, I went to the very first stall in it which is the fish soup stall.

Look at the amount of sliced fish, fried fish, squids and fried eggs.

I ordered the Fried Fish Tom Yam Soup (thick Beehoon). In it, there were fried fish, toufu, tomato, onion,vegetables and a piece of lime. In fact, there were several pieces of fried fish, more than what I expected whereas there was a lack of vegetables. The fish was fresh. It would be good to let it (the fish) stay in the soup a while longer to absorb more of the tom yam soup. The tom yam soup was tasty, sour and yet spicy. Delicious! Would be great to eat this when the weather is cold/cool.

Overall, this is an above average fish soup stall that certainly warrants more visits. The issue I have is that it is not very accessible unless u drive as the nearest MRT stations (Bugis/Little India/Dhoby Ghaut) is a good 15-20 minutes walk away.

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/hot-spot-cafe-restaurant/

16 Dec 2010 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Delightful Fish Soup

Thanks to my colleagues, I found out about this fish soup place and on a day in which my throat was not feeling fantastic, trotted down to have some soup.

The Fish Soup ($4.20) was tasty and the fish was really fresh. I also tried the Seafood Soup ($4.70) which used the same soup base. Unfortunately, the squid had lost its freshness.

Generall, soup is tasty but the only thing is that there is a post meal after-taste two hours later. Having water nearby helps.

22 Apr 2010 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Not for fussy eaters

This place is always crowded during lunch hours and you got to queue for 10-15mins. Have tried some of their dishes:

- Tom Yum soup

Very spicy, portion is just nice, a variety of ingredients.

- Fish soup

Have only tried the fried fish soup. Fish is fresh, soup is tasty.

- Yong tau foo

My favourite in this cafe. Ingredients that needs to be fried, are fried and placed on a separate plate. I prefer to order with dry noodles because the black sauce is yummy.

- Handmade noodles/mee hoon kueh

Cheap and delicious! Long waiting time. Good luck if someone packs 4-5 packets because apparently they seem to prepare the noodles bowl by bowl.

Cons: Will not suggest dining inside the air-conditioned area. You will end up smelling like Hotspot for the rest of the day. If seated outside under trees, be careful of birds. Have seen bird poop dropping onto the table just right beside someone's bowl of noodles.

There are small cockroaches roaming around the kitchen counters and the stall owners seem nonchalant about it. But well, no food poisoning accounts from lunching there so far.

06 Oct 2009 • 78 reviews • 61 followers

Respectable Fish Noodles

My friend recommended this store, with an air conditioned coffee shop setting, on a visit to Sim Lim; it had all the rave reviews from the TV channels and radio station (95.8).

In essence, it serves respectable fish meat noodles/soup, the kind a little carnation milk in it. Although it borrows many elements (eg. carnation milk, fried egg from Blanco Courts) from other stores, all in all, it serves a well balanced dish with vegetables, fried fish meat, fried eggs, toufu and tomato in it. The soup is not too salty nor milky and the fish tasted fresh.

Also popular is their tom yam fish noodles/soup. Will update this when I try it again.

Be prepared to wait though. The one time I went during lunch, I had to wait about 15 minutes. Another time, around 2.45, I also had to wait for about 10 minutes even though there are only 3 people ahead in the queue due to shop keepers nearby packing lunch for their colleagues.