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10 Hotpot Delivery & DIY Options In Singapore So You Can Hai Di Lao Right In Your Living Room

Hotpot delivery in Singapore


Part of the COVID-19 “circuit breaker” measures is to ban dining out. Those who aren’t culinary inclined and yearn for restaurant food can still dabao, but hoisting an entire hotpot table along with the ingredient bar home isn’t really an option. Thankfully, hotpot delivery in Singapore is a glorious reality, be it from your favourite restaurants like Hai Di Lao delivery or dedicated catering establishments. 

They’ll arrive at your doorstep, set up the necessary equipment and lay out the spread of goodies for your family to enjoy in comfort, safety and privacy. For solo cravings, there’s also instant DIY hotpot in single servings. They can be purchased online so you don’t even have to step out of the house!

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1. Steamboat King Singapore – premium broths simmered for 8 hours



Image credit: @steamboatkingsg

Nothing spells a good steamboat like a delicious soup base with fresh ingredients. With Steamboat King Singapore, you’ll get premium broths that are simmered daily for a whopping 8 hours to bring out the best flavours. They also procure ingredients wholesale for the lowest prices, and offer drinks, desserts, and complimentary homemade sauces to seal the deal.

Prices start from $15/pax for the $30 Shabu Shabu Set For Two, which includes meat, seafood, vegetables and noodles. They also offer other affordable steamboat bundles with gas stove and pot add-ons for the full hotpot experience at home. 

As a bonus, they have a 1-hour islandwide delivery guarantee and a quality assurance for ingredients – they’ll replace the food for free if it doesn’t arrive fresh! Exclusively for CNY 2021, you’ll also save up to 31% on their steamboat bundles.

Find out more and order Steamboat King Singapore delivery


2. Hai Di Lao delivery – set-up as quickly as 30 minutes



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The holy grail of hotpot chains, Hai Di Lao delivery is able to come by your house and transform your living room into a mini outlet. Between 30 minutes to 2 hours of your ordering time, a team of staff members will arrive to set up the cooker and your chosen ingredients. There are 4 set meal options available, and you’ll be able to save up to $48 compared to ordering a la carte.

That touch of famous HDL hospitality will inevitably be missing, ‘cause they won’t be staying behind to perform the noodle dance or provide free gel manicures. They do, however, provide complimentary snacks  – so you can have that “waiting in line, munching on free popcorn and pinwheel crackers” experience. Gosh, who knew there’d come a day where we miss queuing?

Find out more and order Hai Di Lao delivery


3. Beauty In The Pot – provides equipment, crockery & table cover



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Beauty In The Pot is lauded for its Superior Pork Broth hotpot base, and you can now savour that thicc collagen goodness right at home. The delivery menu offers set packages for 3 to 4 priced from $68, but keep in mind that you should only be dining with family members living in the same household during Circuit Breaker. That means no jio-ing your buddies over to share!

The set packages have a balanced mix of meats, carbs and fresh veggies to up your immune health, but you’re free to top-up a la carte ingredients as desired. They’ll also provide a full set of crockery along with the steamboat pot and induction cooker, complete with a disposable table cover if you order their BITP Catering (from $238 for 5 people). So once you’re done with your feast, you can wrap everything for easy clean-up.

Find out more and order here for sets for 3 to 4 or here for sets for 5.


4. Hotpot Master – 6-course individual sets with vegetarian options



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It’s a modern day tragedy when you’re craving hotpot hardcore but have nobody to share a full-blown feast with. Hotpot Master comes to the rescue with sumptuous 6-course individual sets, including 100% vegetarian options. Being confined to your home becomes a lot easier when you can dine like royalty, solo.

They also deliver a la carte hotpot ingredients as well as set menus feeding up to 10 pax. Whether or not you purchase food items from them, they offer rental of portable gas stoves, induction cookers and mini induction cookers at $10 each. The one-time charge lets you keep it for 3 days, after which they’ll come back to collect it.

Find out more and order here.


5. The Steamboat Specialist – a la carte ingredients from $2/packet



Image adapted from: The Steamboat Specialist

Earning the title of The Steamboat Specialist, this establishment has been enabling Singaporeans to satisfy their hotpot cravings at home since the 80s. They offer the full range of hotpot must-haves, but their specialties are high-quality meat as well as premium Surimi-based products – meaning your favourite mock seafoods like crabsticks, fishcakes and so on.

For those who prefer having full reign of their ingredient selections, instead of paying for “filler” items in fixed packages, this is one of the few hotpot delivery providers operating on an a la carte ordering basis. There’s usually a $10 delivery charge for orders under $80 but during the circuit breaker period, they are kindly waiving it as long as you hit $50 at checkout.

Find out more and order here.


6. Happypot Steamboat & Mookata – from $165 for 8-pax set meal



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Truly offering the best of both worlds, Happy Steamboat & Mookata provides the ingredients as well as cookware for both Chinese-style hotpot and Thai mookata BBQ. Fixed ingredient packages are available for groups of 8 pax minimum, which is pretty unrealistic for a single household. That said, you can always freeze the leftovers to consume on a separate occasion.

Bookmark their site for future reference if you ever plan on hosting a large-scale hotpot and mookata gathering post-circuit breaker, as their set menus can feed up to 32 pax. Deliveries are charged $9.90, with the option of free self-collection.

Find out more and order here.


7. Mr Steamboat – mix and match ingredients for a flat rate



Image credit: Mr Steamboat Facebook

Mr Steamboat operates on a customised set meal system – pay a flat rate based on the number of pax you’re feeding, and mix and match your selected ingredients from various categories. They have packages suitable for 4 – 6 pax all the way to 50+ pax, but the latter is best reserved for post-circuit breaker parties and huge get-togethers.

While they’ll send fresh hotpot ingredients to your home, rental of induction cookers and the pot itself is only available for orders serving 50 pax and above. Nevertheless, the prices of their ingredients are relatively competitive. We recommend hitting them up if you already own a hotpot set, but are lazy or unable to venture out to shop for a whole host of ingredients yourself.

Find out more and order here.


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Note: Prices and stock availability on the respective online platforms are accurate at the time of writing, subject to change over time.


8. Hai Di Lao vegetarian hotpot with glass noodles – $17 for 2 from Qoo10


Even though it’s an instant food item, having the iconic Hai Di Lao branding must give it a certain standard. Keeping things simple with only 2 flavours available, each vegetarian self-heating hotpot kit is packed with vermicelli, lotus root, potato, black fungus, corn, kelp and bamboo shoots. 

Spice fiends will enjoy the red hot chilli soup base, while those who prefer to let the taste of the ingredients shine through will appreciate the tangy tomato broth. Preparation is simple: pour out the ingredients into the “hotpot bowl”, add the seasoning pack and 300ml of water (does not need to be hot), assemble the cooking layer and let the self-cooking heat sachet do its thing.

Find out more and buy it here.


9. Chongqing self-heating hotpot kit with 14 different flavours – $7.50-$11.80 from Shopee



Image credit: Shopee

Variety is the spice of life, and Chongqing brand’s self-heating hotpot kit comes with a whopping 14 different flavours to choose from. You could buy in bulk and sample a new flavour every day for 2 weeks straight!

Each flavour comes with base ingredients like lotus roots, potato slices, vermicelli noodles, chewy kelp and black fungus. You can then pick which main topping you want, including fishballs, chicken ham, sausage, beef cubes and even tripe.

Find out more and buy it here.


10. Big Dragon spicy self-heating hotpot – $17.50 from Ezbuy



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Containing all the common base ingredients – namely potato, black fungus, kelp, bamboo shoots and lotus roots – Big Dragon’s rendition of the self-heating hotpot comes with lashings of addictive Szechuan-style chilli oil. This DIY kit is the take-home version of Da Long Yi Hotpot Restaurant’s offerings. 

The franchise hailing from Chengdu has over 200 outlets around the world including US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore – so you know it’s the real deal. Be warned, though – the broth has garnered a high spice rating which may set your tongue ablaze. Good thing is, you can always adjust accordingly by adding less from the seasoning packet.

Find out more and buy it here.


Hotpot at home – delivery options and DIY kits


While we stay home and keep our physical health in check, it’s also important to pepper each day with little joys so our mental health is well taken care of. 

Congregate with the rest of your household over a delicious hotpot feast, delivered safely to your doorstep. Slurping up some hearty broth, and indulging in some tantalising shabu shabu-style meats will undoubtedly make the hours pass faster while we await life to regain normality.

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Cover image adapted from: @racheltham & @hotpot_master_delivery
This article contains partial partnership content. However, all opinions are ours.
Original article published on 19th July 2020. Last updated by Justin Oh on 19th January 2021.

Renae Cheng

I love food, dance, writing, and writing about food and dance.

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