Little did I know that Da Miao Hot Pot originally from Chengdu, Sichuan, China has opened its first-ever overseas flagship outlet at Clark Quay two years ago. Apparently, the restaurant has won many renowned patrons in China for its high-quality traditional Sichuan hot pot such as former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, the royal family of Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Czech President Milos Seman, former Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski and more.
To complement its extensive variety of Chengdu delicacies, Da Miao Hot Pot recently launched a brand new Beauty Collagen Soup broth. It is specially concocted using a mix of collagen-rich ingredients such as pork bone, fish maw, pigskin, chicken feet and pumpkin. There is also the signature Da Miao Special Spicy Soup broth which uses over 20 different herbs and spices together with finest rapeseed vegetable oil from Chengdu instead of conventional animal oil or butter.
Australian Prime Beef
Marinated Black Pork
Meat lovers can look forward to a selection of premium meats such as the Australian Prime Beef ($32), Wagyu Beef ($36), Marinated Black Pork ($12) and Marinated Mutton ($16) which are marinated in their special in-house Da Miao blend of sauces.
Spicy Chicken Kidney
For those that enjoy spicy food, you will like the Spicy Beef ($12) and Spicy Chicken Kidney ($12). It is recommended to be cooked in the Da Miao Special Spicy Soup. I have to admit that I raise the white flag for the spicy soup. For someone that can take spicy food, I find it above my tolerant. However it definitely for those that enjoy an authentic Sichuan fiery kick.
Braised Pig Trotter
The Braised Pig Trotter ($16) is something not commonly served in a hot pot restaurant. I am not sure how true it is, but I am told to dip it into the Da Miao Special Spicy soup until all the flavours of the soup are absorbed by the meat. Apparently, this is the authentic Sichuan-style of appreciating the dish.
Bamboo Fungus Shrimp Wrap
Another interesting dish that is a must-try here is the Bamboo Fungus Shrimp Wrap ($18). Succulent shrimp paste is wrapped in a sheet of fluffy bamboo fungus. The bamboo fungus has a delightful crunchy texture too.
Of course, we can't just have meats for our hot pot. We also order a platter of vegetables and Seaweed Grass ($6).
Glutinous Rice Cake with Brown Sugar
Make fresh daily is the Glutinous Rice Cake with Brown Sugar ($6). The deep-fried golden strips of rice cakes are soft and chewy inside and crispy on the outside. Best enjoyed with the sweet brown sugar syrup.
Besides enjoying authentic Sichuan hot pot. Diners at Da Miao Hot Pot can also watch traditional King-Fu tea art performance throughout the day and Sichaun Face-Changing Opera in the evening.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Da Miao Hot Pot
3 River Valley Road
Tel: +65 62509969
Nearest MRT: Fort Canning (DT Line), Clarke Quay (NE Line)
Sun-Thu: 1130am, 1030pm
Fri-Sat: 1130am - 3am
1) Alight at Fort Canning MRT Station. Take Exit A. Turn right and down River Valley Road. Turn right onto Tan Tye Place. Walk to the end of the road. Turn left onto Clark Quay. Walk to destination. Journey time bout 5 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Clarke Quay MRT station. Take Exit C or G. Walk to the river front. Turn left and walk down the river. Cross the bridge. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]