Saturday, July 9, 2022

Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant @ Great World - Popular Chongqing-style Hotpot Restaurant From Hong Kong, Opens First Overseas Outpost In Singapore


First opened in Hong Kong to explosive reception, getting queues among the locals and celebrities, Uncle Fong  Hotpot Restaurant offers a modern-style Chongqing hotpot opens its first overseas outlet a Great World, Singapore. The restaurant is founded by Mr Fong Chi Chung, the man behind Michelin-starred restaurant Putien, hence the restaurant's name Uncle Fong.

Signature Nine-Grid Hotpot 4.2/5

One of the most identifiable features of Uncle Fong is the unique nine-grid layout of its pot. It is separated into three different heat zones. The heat is strongest in the middle square, ideal for blanching quick-cook food. The four grids around the centre square are best for poaching food under medium heat. Finally, the corner grids have the least heat, making them perfect for stewing.


While Uncle Fong offers non-spicy soup bases such as Fruit and Vegetable, Pork Bone Broth, Tomato Broth, Fungus and Mushroom, Coriander and Preserved Egg, the must-try is the Signature Chongqing Soup Base. The signature spicy soup base is brewed from 5 key ingredients - Chongqing Shizhuhong Chilli, Sichuan Hanyuan Pepper, Refined High-Quality Beef Tallow, Sichuan Pixian Bean Paste and Yunnan Yellow Ginger.

Pork Shoulder

US Prime Beef Short Ribs

Uncle Fong has a vast selection of ingredients to accompany the hotpot. We selected the Pork Shoulder ($18) and US Prime Beef Short Ribs ($24) for the protein.

Fresh Razor Clams

During my visit, we got our hands on the special seasonal item, Fresh Razor Clams ($12.50 half portion).

Fresh Ox Liver

Pig Throat

Pig Kidney Slices

Beef Tripe

Innards lovers will be delighted with the wide variety of selections at Uncle Fong. Most of them are not commonly found in restaurants in Singapore. We picked a few to try, such as the Fresh Ox Liver ($8.50 half portion), Pig Throat ($9.50 half portion), Pig Kidney Slices ($8.50 half portion) and Beef Tripe ($12.50 Half).

Celtuce Slices

Dried Gong Choi

You can find some unique vegetables such as the Celtuce Slices ($8) and Dried Gong Choi ($4.50). I enjoyed the sweet and refreshing celture slices, while the dried gong choi has a sweet taste profile with a unique crunchy texture like chye poh.

Brown Sugar Agar Jelly

After all the spiciness, the Brown Sugar Agar Jelly ($4) is perfect for freshening and cooling the fiery taste buds.


Note: This is an invited tasting.

Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant
Great World
1 Kim Seng Promenade 
Singapore 237994
Tel: +65 62327800
Nearest MRT: Great World (TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 11pm

1) Alight at Great World MRT station. Take Exit 2. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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