Media Tasting at Spice World Hot Pot
One of China’s Top ten global hotpot brand is now in Singapore. Spice World Hot Pot is founded in 2003. It was noted that there is NO artificial flavouring, MSG or flavour enhancers. Keeping the soup broth as authentic as you were having in China. A good mala hot pot starts with the soup. The soup broth is brewed for at least four to six hours in Sichuan China before air flown to Singapore for its secondary preparation. Using deep forest peppercorns from Hongya farmlands, chillies from Guizhou and Sichuan China to brew the soup broth. Born out of Singapore’s love for spicy food, you can choose the level of spiciness (mild, medium, hot) of the mala soup broth you’ll be devouring. If you cannot take the heat, they also have non-spicy soups like pork belly and chicken, three-delicacy, wild mushroom, tomato, tom yam and also curry! We had both mala and three delicacy soup broth. The mala soup broth gave a fiery burn, while the deep forest peppercorns have a numbing effect. My foodie friends were comparing Spice World Hot Pot and Hai Di Lao Hot Pot mala soup. They have concluded that Hai Di Lao’s mala hot pot is spicier than Spice World’s mala hot pot. The hearty three delicacy soup broth derives its flavour from a combination of pork, chicken, duck. I like the light yet rich and flavourful soup broth. We were told that the ingredients including beef, pork and lamb are freshly sourced and hand sliced (not machine cut).
How can we miss pork belly balls (S$12.90) with hot pot? The pork belly balls were light with an elastic springy texture.
My favourite dishes from Spice World Hot Pot: Signature tender beef with red wine & air-flown beef tripe.
Getting the best flavour and texture, don’t forget to drizzle the red wine all over the beef slices. The meat was soft, nice chewy texture. Couldn’t taste of red wine after they were cooked in the flavoured hot pot. The soup broth developed a more nuanced flavour thanks to the red wine.
The slightly rubbery and chewy texture of beef tripe (S$15.90) is what I like. It’s definitely one of the best that I had!
Australian M8 Wagyu beef (S$38.90), draped to form a dress over a doll.
Diners can choose to have a Teddy Bear or Hello Kitty shaped out of mala soup, turn on the heat and watch as it melts into a pool of mala broth. (additional S$9.90, limited 8 per day).
I was totally stunned when I saw one-metre mutton slices (S$28.90). Seriously, that’s a long one-metre and we had to make way for this dish.
The good thing was the food was delicious and overflowing. Staffs were accommodating and friendly. We will patronise again!
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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