Wednesday, July 24, 2024

ABC Seafood Charcoal Claypot @ Bukit Batok - Crayfish Charcoal Claypot Hotpot Hidden in Industrial Estate


Charcoal claypot hotpots have become increasingly popular, offering unique variations such as lala claypot and prawn claypot. Joining this trend, ABC Seafood Charcoal Claypot in Bukit Batok has introduced its Crayfish Charcoal Claypot Hotpot.


Hidden within Bukit Batok's industrial estate park in 7 Days Coffee Shop, the dining space is bright and airy. The eatery sits among various other dining options, such as zi char, mookata and ma la xiang guo.

Standard Premium Seafood Broth

The menu is straightforward and focused on their crayfish hotpot. Diners can choose between a base of the Standard Premium Seafood Broth - 4pcs Crayfish ($32.80) or Large Premium Seafood Broth - 8pcs Crayfish ($52.80). The crayfish are served halved over a charcoal fire and broth refills are available on a self-service basis.


Mark your selected ingredients on the menu, and the staff will serve them directly to your table. The menu is divided into different categories: Meat, Seafood, Vegetables, and Others.

For Meat, some options include Pork Belly Shabu ($6.90), Premium Kurobuta Pork Shabu ($9.90) and Premium Beef Shabu ($6.90), while the Seafood category has dishes such as Fresh La La ($9.90), Fresh Red Leg Prawn ($10.90), Fresh Batang Fish ($8.90) and Fresh Squid (9.90).


For Vegetables, choose from items such as Enoki Mushroom ($2.50), Xiao Bai Cai ($2.50) and Sliced White Radish ($2.50). For Others, there is Dao Xiao Mian ($3), Quail Egg ($4.90), Cheese Tofu ($4.90) and more.

Crayfish Charcoal Claypot Hotpot 2.8/5

While the crayfish quality was decently fresh, we found the base broth to be blander than expected, lacking the strong crustacean sweetness we had hoped for.


On the side of the coffee shop is a condiments station where diners can customise their dips or add them directly to the broth.


Among the items we tried, we most enjoyed the fresh and crunchy Fresh Red Leg Prawn, which made the broth sweeter. Given the prices, however, we felt that the individual portions of ingredients could be larger.


ABC Seafood Charcoal Claypot is also preparing for its new outlet, which will soon open in Ang Mo Kio, 5058 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

ABC Seafood Charcoal Claypot
Bukit Batok Industrial Estate Park A
2019 Bukit Batok Street 23
Singapore 659528
Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 3pm - 1030pm
Sat-Sun, PH: 12pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Bukit Batok MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange (Stop ID 43009). Alight 6 stops later. Walkto destination. Journey time about 18 mintues. [Map]

Monday, July 22, 2024

Haku Sushi @ Great World - Limited-Time 7-Course Bluefin Tuna Omakase At S$88 Per Person Available on 27 and 28 July Only


In the basement of Great World City, Japanese sister restaurants Kou Teppan and Haku Sushi are nestled side by side. Kou Teppan delights diners with teppanyaki-style omakase, while Haku Sushi specialises in kansai-style omakase.


To celebrate their 1st Anniversary, the restaurants launched an exclusive Hon Maguro (Bluefin Tuna) Omakase. For $88 per person, diners can choose from a 7-course Teppan or Sushi Omakase Menu, both featuring various parts of premium Hon Maguro from Wakayama. Initially available only on 20 and 21 July, this special omakase was extended to 27 and 28 July for lunch and dinner.



Also as part of the celebration, the restaurants have specially prepared for a live Tuna Cutting Show. The engaging show showcased the freshness of the Hon Maguro, and the chefs' skills. Due to overwhelming response, an additional show has been scheduled for lunch on 27 July. Diners can join the show at Kou Teppan before commencing lunch.

7-Course Sushi Omakase 4.2/5

After the Tuna Cutting Show, we settled comfortably in Haku Sushi for our 7-Course Sushi Omakase ($88/person). Diners will have the option to top up with Maguro Sashimi of 3 Kinds (akami, chutoro, and otoro) for $18 and a Kamatoro (prized tuna cheek meat) Handroll for $18.

Appetiser of 6 Kinds

We began with a vibrant plate of Appetiser of 6 Kinds. Each dish showcased maguro in different preparations, including Saikyo Cream Cheese with Shuto Maguro, Vinaigrette Miso Marinated Maguro, Nanban Maguro, Maguro Sansho Pepper Stew, Maguro Avocado Salad, and Maguro Carpaccio with Water Eggplant.


I appreciated the chefs' extra effort to showcase the maguro with varied flavours, such as the creamy and mildly buttery Maguro Avocado Salad and the tangy Vinaigrette Miso Marinated Maguro.

Maguro Sashimi

Next, we enjoyed a platter of Maguro Sashimi served in three cuts - akami, chutoro, and otoro. Each piece was incredibly fresh.

Maguro Patty with Mizore Sauce

I tried cooked negitoro in the Maguro Patty with Mizore Sauce for the first time. The negitoro was shaped into a ball and served in a savoury-sweet sauce, which tasted quite homely.

Maguro Katsu with Charcoal Salt

We then observed the chefs slice the Maguro Katsu, revealing a lovely pink centre. The katsu had a thin fried exterior and was served rare, using the otoro cut for a rich, fatty mouthfeel.

Maguro Nigiri of 5 Kinds

The Maguro Nigiri course followed, featuring five kinds of maguro cuts, each with a unique topping.


Despite the restaurant being bustling with diners, the quality of each piece of nigiri was executed well, with nicely thick cuts.


The nigiri we enjoyed included Otoro with Sea Grapes, Chutoro with Sea Urchin, and Akami with Wasabi.


The Soup course was a light, dashi-based broth with Maguro and Japanese Leek, which was average.

Negitoro Ice Cream

Dessert was a surprising twist, incorporating tuna. The Negitoro Ice Cream featured a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with negitoro and a side of brown sugar syrup. While the concept was intriguing, I wasn't a fan of this combination as it didn't come together harmoniously.

Due to the restaurant being fully booked for this special omakase menu, the service for each course took a bit longer. Nonetheless, we found the omakase to be competitively priced for the quality and variety offered. Diners can also complete the omakase with a selection of curated alcohol from Tokushima. The special promotion offers each glass for $3.80 or by the bottle at 38% off on varying prices. Reservations for this special omakase menu are filling up quickly. To book a slot, visit their official booking website here:

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Haku Sushi
Great World
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Singapore 237994
Tel: +65 6235 1645
Nearest MRT: Great World (TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm

Alight at Great World MRT station. Take Exit 6. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]