You wouldn't think that this was a place for hotpot, given the name of the restaurant. Newspaper cuttings on the wall tell us that the cafe is open by the same person who sells Hokkien Prawn Mee @ Food Republic, Suntec City.
I was seated facing the flat screen TV which was showing the neverending 7pm drama, Ai.
Fresh food in the refrigerator.
Vegetables in baskets at the back, cooked food such as fried rice and black pepper beef and condiments such as chilli and soya sauce at the table.
We decided, although rather hesitantly, to try the laksa soup base. We thought it was going to be bland, the way the majority of soup bases are, but we were pleasantly surprised. It was thick and delicious, and tasted no different from your regular bowl of laksa. This was plus point ONE.
Plus point TWO. See the scallops and oysters?
And the regular seafood, meat and vegetable items.
Plus point THREE, the free-flow drinks. We expected some fruit punch or lime juice which had been diluted with water 1:10 but we got more than decent tasting barley. We got thick homemade barley. Free flow.
If you think it cannot get any better, what about $19 per person, no GST nor service charge? *0*