04 Aug 2013 • 25 reviews • 0 follower
Hot Stones Steak & Seafood Restaurant used to be one of my go-to places for a great set lunch. Located at Clarke Quay, Hot Stones is one of the many restaurants offering Weekday Set Lunches at $15 nett. The sets range from 2 to 6 courses and are immense value for money compared to ala carte prices.
However, while there is no denying Hot Stones still serves up a decent set lunch, it no longer entices me for the fact that standards of meat cuts, portion sizes, sides, service and even accompanying sauces have deteriorated over the years since I first visited the restaurant in 2007.
At Hot Stones, the Set Lunch ($15 nett) gets you 2 courses of soup/dessert of the day and a main of either Sashimi Grade Salmon, Australian Beef Sirloin or Chicken Breast. A couple of years back, one could choose up to 2 options of main with more choices like Prawns and Kurobuta Pork, but the choices have been sadly whittled down.
The soup of the day was Mushroom Soup, accompanied by Toasted Garlic Bread. This turned out to be the most enjoyable dish as it wasn’t the typical canned-like Mushroom Soup, tasting more like it was homemade with wild mushroom and had a thick, creamy and woody flavour.
While the Beef was immensely disappointing due to the lack of marbling and the cut given (compared to what we have came to expect from Hot Stones from previous visits), the Salmon was still good, though it tasted better raw then cooked, perhaps from the lack of punch in the marinate.
The meat and fish are served raw at Hot Stones and each table is given a hot cooking stone which will slowly cook the protein through.
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