10 Dec 2013
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I thought that they totally do not deserve the bad reviews on Hungry Go Where, or maybe it's because they improved after seeing the reviews. Other than the slightly cramped seating, I had a pretty good experience there! The service was pretty prompt. Even though, we were a group of 5 and the restaurant was packed, we were assigned a table within 15 min. Not too bad for a Friday evening in my opinion. Plus, the food was served in less than 15 minutes too.
The broth was nice, we had the spicy chicken/pork ribs soup. The spicy chicken broth wasn't as spicy as I expected. And then, surprisingly, for a steamboat place, the star of the show wasn't any item that went into steamboat. It was their pork belly aka kong ba! It was superb man!
The buffet price was ok, about 22 SGD but drinks will pretty expensive at 27 SGD a jug of beer.