If you are looking for a place for friends / family gathering, this is the place that Picky Girlfriend and Fussy Boyfriend will recommend. A place that is also suitable for piping hot food on a rainy day...
Our first choice will be....Steamboat!
We will always come for the ala-carte buffet with twin soup base (yuan-yang pot) of Tom Yam and chicken soup base (Fish soup and spicy soup is also FOC). For those who want something special, you may want to try their specialty satay soup base or other soups at separate charge.
The soup base is really shiok, especially the Tom yam! Super suitable on a rainy day! Having yuan yang pot allows you to have 2 distinct flavours to go with the steamboat items and also to cater to different preference (like how Picky Girlfriend loves spicy food whereas Fussy Boyfriend prefers a lighter soup base).
Before and after order
And interestingly, there is also a chart that shows you the top 3 items ordered for the month with the number of plates ordered indicated.
Just check out our orders :)
And this was just Round 1 ;)
Ok we made it sound alot, but we really only order 2 rounds! Previously there was a period where we ate alot and it was easily 3 rounds! (gasps!). Have to control to make sure we are not over-eating especially when there are so much yummy food to explore and blog about them!
Put all the ingredients into the pot and wait for it to boil to dig in!
You know how sometimes when you are at a new place and unsure of what to order? Picky Girlfriend's tip is to order those with Chef's recommendation that really is one of the safest choice. And since we have been here several times, we could easily know what items we wanted to order! The must orders we will have every time we are there include:
And also the fish paste, we created a "Fish-paste" collage to show you how to cook this :) Very fresh, "Q" and yummy! we ordered 3 servings of this :)
This was taken at almost 11pm and still packed with people. So remember to make a reservation before you head down for this steamboat!
Both Picky Girlfriend and Fussy Boyfriend's overall rating for steamboat 4.25/5
Tian Fu Hong Kong Style Steamboat 天府港式火锅小厨
214 Tanjong Katong Road
Opening hours 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 2am
How to get there:
Bus no. 10, 31, 32, 40, 43, 76, 76A, 135, 135A, 197