Teochew Traditional Steamboat Restaurant (锦记海鲜火锅)

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Address
#01-01, 176 Joo Chiat Road, 427447
Asian, Chinese, Local, Seafood, Singaporean, Teochew
+65 63488924

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 17:00 - 23:00

$34 based on 35 submissions
Children/Family (14 votes), Dinner (14 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (7 votes) ...

不好吃,不收钱。(Satisfaction guaranteed, or no charge) Now, wouldn't you like to check out just how good is the restaurant that can stake such a claim?

 

Teochew Traditional Steamboat Restaurant started from humble beginnings. The Owner who is a teochew is very particular about freshness and quality of his ingredients. In order maintain the freshness of his food, he sources locally and overseas to bring in the best fresh foods available.

 

Nestled along Joo Chiat Road, the Teochew Traditional Steamboat Restaurant offers only the freshest meats and seafood cooked in their signature soup stock brewed from shark bone and chock full of vegetables and other goodies, while containing no MSG, making it good enough to drink on its own.

 

Choose from a range of ingredients including US Prime beef as well as in-house handmade wanton, dumplings, meat balls,fish balls and squid balls prepared in-house to the chef's special recipes which contains no flour compared to most establishments. The house specialty, Fish Kway Teow, is also a must try, promising to tingle your taste buds and have you coming back for seconds. Another item would be their superior fish maw which is selected from one of the best grade around many Indonesian islands.

 

If you still have room left after the steamboat, you can select side dishes from the menu, including the Crispy Fried Pork Knuckles, Egg Plant with Floss, Scallop Mushrooms and many more!

What others are eating here

excellent seafood.
excellent seafood.
USDA prime beef & pork belly
USDA prime beef & pork belly
meat balls, fish balls, prawn wantons, squid balls, fish kuey tiao
meat balls, fish balls, prawn wantons, squid balls, fish kuey tiao
Teochew style sea cucumber
Teochew style sea cucumber

Latest Review for Teochew Traditional Steamboat Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 30 reviews
Food/Drink3.9
Value3
Ambience3
Service3.2
Most helpful review:

Not too bad food, rather high prices

Food/Drink 4| Value 2| Ambience 2| Service 3
Total Reviews: 58

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 The fish was very good and fresh, and the soup base was very tasty. However, I'm almost absolutely certain that there’s also use of a copious amount of msg and those soup essence things. The meal was also rather expensive especially given the nature of the place (quite run down and basic, with a couple of aunties and uncles as service staff (Read: not fantastic service)).

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EXPENSIVE, DEFINITELY NOT WORTH

Food/Drink 1| Value 1| Ambience 3| Service 3
Total Review: 1

Visited on 17 DECEMBER 2015

IMPORTANT: IT IS AN ALA-CARTE STEAMBOAT.

-7 thin slices of pork belly cost $9
-It state LIVE fresh prawn when serve but all the prawns in the tank are almost dead, frozen prawn was serve instead. some of the prawns was as small as your thumb
-Vegetables too costly. $5 for a handful of golden mushroom. All vegetable dish cost minimum of $5.
Imagine 3 pieces of dry seaweed cost $5. 
-When asked for rice, the lady boss said they have sold all of their rice when the restaurant had no more than 5 table of customers  
-Tomyum soup taste like tomato soup 

Do not be tricked by the ambience of the shop whereby there is lots of photos taken with celebrities after they have patronized. 

Although my spouse and I received a warm welcome by the lady boss, we were shocked and saddened after the dishes we ordered arrive. We felt cheated as the bill came out to be est. $70


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Superb Soup & Superb Fresh Food! Yum!

Food/Drink 5| Value 5| Ambience 3| Service 3
Total Review: 1

The soup base set this steamboat apart. It is boiled with shark's bones and other ingredients.  It is extremely flavourful.  Yet at the same time, it is not overpowering like some of those spicy hot pot where you can't tell if the food you put in is fresh, since everything will only have one spicy flavour.

Everything here is super fresh. The fish is apparently air flown from Indonesia.  The beef is US prime beef - its the top end of US beef, the type used in top steakhouse in Singapore like Morton's or Cut. Many things here are handmade, instead of factory ones found in most steamboat restaurants.  Even the crab stick is imported from Japan and taste really like crab meat and not those normally found elsewhere that is full of flour. 

They also have many unique cooked dishes. Like the brinjal with pork floss - out of the world. And the pork knuckles are just fantastic, better than many found in western restaurants.  

Best of the Best.

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Overcharged & really bad service by counter staff @ Outram outlet

Food/Drink 1| Value 1| Ambience 1| Service 1
Total Review: 1

I was attracted by their gimmick which claimed to not charge if not satisfied. Guess it was a huge mistake to go as it spoilt my evening. The food was not fantastic and bill came up to $78 for 2 of us who only ordered beef, tau por, prawn paste n rice. And the highlight was the spinach tofu which we ordered - the menu stated $10 but we were charged $16 on the bill. The staff claimed that it's because ours was a mixed tofu dish with some charcoal tofu. I told the counter staff that the waitress told us there was no extra charge which is why we agreed to mix. The counter staff just put the bill at the counter and expected us to pay even though the waitress was the one who made the mistake. I told her to get the waitress to maybe come out to explain but guess the latter didn't want to. The counter staff then snatched the bill from my hand and angrily keyed in a "correct" bill. I was shocked by her rude manner. Did she seriously think I will pay for something I was recommended for and promised there is no additional charge? How can a restaurant has such a bragging statement when they tried to con customers like that and their service sucks big time. Pls wake up n do something about your staff's customer service. What a shame with so many celebrities photos in the shop when you can't get the basics right!

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