Everyone knows that the more having hotpot the merrier, and current restrictions just ain’t cutting it for our cliques. 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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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 two hours* of your ordering time, a team of staff members will arrive to set up the cooker and your chosen ingredients. There are four set meal options available, and you’ll be able to save up to $48 compared to ordering a la carte.
Find out more and order Hai Di Lao delivery
* Only for orders within 5KM the 313 branch. 24-hour advance notice needed for further locations.
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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 three to four people priced from $68, but keep in mind that you should only be dining with family members as much as possible during this period of Covid-19.
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 five people). So once you’re done with your feast, you can wrap everything for easy clean-up.
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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 three days, after which they’ll come back to collect it.
Find out more and order Hotpot Master here.
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Those hankering for an MSG-free hotpot sesh can turn to Hot Pot Belly. Their signature house-made broth is boiled for more than eight hours so the flavours from the secret mix of ingredients can be fully extracted.
A simple set starts from $44.90 and has enough fresh ingredients to feed at least three pax. If you’re feeling like a baller, you can even add on premium ingredients like fresh prawns and scallops from just $5.90/serving. Each order also comes with Hot Pot Belly’s signature chilli sauce, coriander, and spring onions.
All the ingredients are also thoroughly washed, cut, and packed into eco-friendly and easy-to-carry boxes for a fuss-free hotpot night. They also have islandwide delivery and two-hour on-demand delivery to satisfy your last-minute cravings.
Find out more and order Hot Pot Belly here.
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Truly offering the best of both worlds, Happy Pot Steamboat & Mookata provides the ingredients as well as cookware for both Chinese-style hotpot and Thai mookata BBQ. Apart from usual family-sized sets, they’ve also got Stay At Home Single Sets from just $18.90 to treat yourself to, even if you’re staying alone.
All their sets come with a disposable steamboat set up so you don’t have to liaise with the store to make arrangements for the return of pots once you’re done.
Find out more and order Happy Pot Steamboat & Mookata here.
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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 six to ten pax priced $208 onwards.
While they’ll send fresh hotpot ingredients to your home, you can also top up $50 for an induction cooker and the pot itself that you can keep after. 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 Mr Steamboat here.
Note: Prices and stock availability on the respective online platforms are accurate at the time of writing, subject to change over time.
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 two 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 Hai Di Lao Vegetarian Hotpot here.
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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Original article published on 19th July 2020. Last updated by Josiah Neo on 21st October 2021.
This article contains partial partnership content. However, all opinions are ours.
Cover image adapted from: @racheltham & @hotpot_master_delivery
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