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The Mushroom Pot (Orchard Point)

AsianChineseFusionLocalSingaporeanSteamboat

Get to taste more than 20 types of imported and wild mushrooms in Mushroom Hot Pot Restaurant, the first Chinese restaurant in Singapore to feature mushrooms as the main ingredients in its menu.

Daily: 11:00 - 22:00

+65 67339910
$25 based on 37 submissions
Dinner (15 votes), Children/Family (12 votes), Quiet (12 votes)
live2eat.travel

Nice place in town for healthy and soupy stuff

Wild mushrooms broth used for both steamboat buffet and paper pot, was a tad bland initially but became better as the ingredients were cooked in it. My choice of Pork Paper Pot Set came with a bowl of rice, a side of green salad and fresh fruit – a slice of sweet and juicy watermelon. Lean and tender meat was well-balanced by the beancurd, leafy greens such as tang-o as well as different types of mushrooms including enoki and shiitake. Not just in terms of taste and texture, but also nutrition so the soupy meal was healthy too. See full review and pictures at http://live2eatdottravel.blogspot.sg/2013/12/the-mushroom-pot.html.

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24 Jan 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

overpriced to the max!

General miscellaneous food at exorbitant prices. I'm expecting my p*** to come out gold. The food itself is nothing special, average at best. Staff get your orders wrong and keep giving you things you don't actually want. For 40 bucks I might as well head to a much fancier buffet with real actual quality
14 Dec 2013 • 87 reviews • 0 follower

Nice place in town for healthy and soupy stuff

Wild mushrooms broth used for both steamboat buffet and paper pot, was a tad bland initially but became better as the ingredients were cooked in it. My choice of Pork Paper Pot Set came with a bowl of rice, a side of green salad and fresh fruit – a slice of sweet and juicy watermelon. Lean and tender meat was well-balanced by the beancurd, leafy greens such as tang-o as well as different types of mushrooms including enoki and shiitake. Not just in terms of taste and texture, but also nutrition so the soupy meal was healthy too. See full review and pictures at http://live2eatdottravel.blogspot.sg/2013/12/the-mushroom-pot.html.
15 Jun 2012 • 408 reviews • 13 followers

Mushroom hi-tea buffet

Years ago I missed the opportunity to dine here at a gathering and have been curious about it ever since. So when K didn’t object to eating mushrooms (one of my favorite veggie), mushrooms and more mushrooms, I suggested we try the hi-tea buffet.

We skipped the more filling dishes like rice and noodles and ordered mostly from the starters and house specials.

开胃小菜 (starters):

泰式野生菇 (wild mushrooms with thai spices)

- refreshing and not overly spicy.

腐皮野菌卷 (beancurd mushroom roll)

- strong earthy flavor due to the mushrooms, which went well with thai-style sweet and sour sauce.

如意蛋卷 (spinach egg roll)

- extremely crunchy, light and clean-tasting.

特色小吃 (house specials):

蜜桃猴头菇 (monkey head mushrooms in house dressing)

- served with crushed walnuts in a mayo-based dressing tinged with sweetness, the deep-fried mushrooms were delectably crispy.

野生怡灵菌炒黑椒猪肉 (black pepper sliced pork with c.v. mushrooms)

- black pepper wasn’t overpowering and pork slices were tender, but there’s too little mushrooms to make any impact on the dish.

宫保猴头菇 (szechuan-style monkey head mushrooms)

- served with crushed cashew nuts, the crispy mushrooms didn’t pack much heat and flavors were weak.

野菌酿腐皮 (crispy beancurd roll)

- topped with a dollop of ketchup, the deep-fried beancurd skin was crispy and filling was generous with succulent mushrooms. rather moreish so we had two servings.

芥末花枝 (crispy squid with wasabi sauce)

- wasabi sauce was competent, batter was crispy but too bad the squid was rubbery.

虾春卷 (shrimp spring roll)

- shells were ultra crunchy though the shrimps were unremarkable.

饭、面 (rice & noodles):

黄金馒头 (fried buns)

- soft fluffy buns with a slightly crispy crust accompanied with condensed milk.

是日甜品 (dessert of the day):

海底椰 (sea coconut)

- a tad sweet and the fruit wasn’t too firm.

We weren't asked if we wanted tea and no one offered us water but staff were efficient at taking and delivering orders.

Note: Hi-tea buffet is available 3-5pm daily. Price for weekday is $13.90 while weekend is $16.90. No walk-ins (as indicated on website). Wet towel costs additional $0.30.
30 May 2012 • 7 reviews • 7 followers

Worth a try for Mushroom Lovers

I am a big supporter of steamboats, soups and mushrooms, so yes eating at Mushroom Pot was definitely a superb and enjoyable experience for me.

It's those order-all-you-can type of buffet steamboat, and the price is approx. SGD30 per person. Some might argue that it's overly priced because you dont get much meat or seafood variety, but i feel that as long as you enjoy the food and ambiance, it's still worthwhile! There is a wide range of mushrooms cooked in a rich variety of flavours - some are really exotic and taste delicious!

The outlet in Orchard is very spacious and quiet - it's tucked somewhere in the departmental store upstairs, so i guess not many people would actually realize the restaurant unless one purposely finds his way there. The comfy space + serenity is definitely one of the key factors that made the dining experience wonderful - most average priced restaurants in Singapore are usually crowded. Here you will be able to enjoy steamboat without breaking a sweat, and i dont have to get all hot and sticky after a sumptuous steamboat meal.

A meat and seafood lover might not enjoy this place - but hey, if you like soup and are feeling quite alright with mushrooms, then go ahead and give it a try!
11 May 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Pricey buffet and inferior service

I went to the restaurant for friday buffet lunch on 11/5/12 after much persuasion from my parent. I really regret making this decision. There was a manager (at least I assumed that he was the manager) who came to take our orders when we first stepped into the restaurant. The next time he came was when we had to foot the bill. I am used to other steamboat restaurants where they have waiters and waitresses topping up the soup base when it is low without asking. Apparently, there was only 2 other people other than my mom and I in the restaurant. The manager and one of his staff was so 'busy' talking among themselves and my mom found it awkward to interrupt them to order more food. I understand the fact that they have the rights to rest, however, I find that this reflects badly on the the restaurant. What is it that is so important that you have to be talking at the service counter instead of serving the customers? Perhaps I would not be so worked up if those workers had bothered to at least walk 1 round and ask what we need. To top it off, just when we were about to leave, one of the female staff came back with a bag of OG products. I would assume that they were taught to go shopping during working hours. I spent $64.60 for 2 people. The place is quite and the food is ok ok, but with the price I'm paying for, I think I can get something better. I honestly think that if you have $60 to spend on lunch buffet, pick somewhere else.