Friday, March 27, 2020
ChaoNiu Hot Pot @ East Coast Road - Chaoshan Style Beef Hot Pot
I was really excited when I heard there is a restaurant offering beef hot pot. To be more specific, Chao Niu Hot Pot offers Chaoshan style beef hot pot. I love beef and hot pot, so this is like a match in heaven for me. The restaurant is located at the row of shophouses along East Coast Road.
There is basically four soup base available on the menu. The soup bases are ChanShan Beef Broth ($15), Beauty Collagen Broth ($15), Spicy Nourishing Broth ($15) and Chaoniu Signature Broth ($20). You can have a yin yang pot for an additional $2. I decided to go for the ChanShan Beef Broth to taste the origin of the beef hot pot. The broth was light but packed with flavours, drawing from the beef bones that have been simmered overnight.
Being a beef speciality hot pot restaurant, you can order the different cuts of the beef. As we can't slaughter cow in Singapore, the different cuts of the beef are specially selected from around the world to go with the soup bases.
You may think that the beautiful slices of beef are machine cut, but they are actually not. They are all skilful cut into thin slices for the chef. What amazing knife skill.
Besides the different cuts of beef, the menu also offers many other ingredients for the hot pot such as vegetables, mushrooms, beancurd, tofu, luncheon meat and many more. A must-order is the beef balls that are painstakingly pound by hand.
To enjoy the beef, you cook them in a big net together we the other ingredients you have ordered, just like the way you would enjoy a steamboat dinner. The restaurant also has a sauce section whereby you can mix and match your dipping sauce. I would recommend their pre-mixed Chaoniu dipping sauce which complements the tender beef excellently.
ChaoNiu Hot Pot
195 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 69098783
Nearest MRT: Dakota (CC Line)
Daily: 11am - 12midnight
1) Alight at Dakota MRT station. Take exit A. Walk to bus stop at Blk 99 Old Airport Road (Stop ID 81181). Take Bus 10 or 32. Alight 7 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 18 minutes. [Map]