More than just a Chinese New Year staple, steamboat is widely loved by Singaporeans of all ages. Just check out the long queues outside Hai Di Lao and Beauty In A Pot for proof! While it’s certainly convenient to dine out and have your soups and meats prepared for you, organising a hotpot party at home can be easy too — you’ll get to beat the queues and can indulge in all your favourite ingredients! Not sure how to begin your hotpot party at home? The first and most important step is finding the right steamboat pot. Check out this guide to learn how to pick the best steamboat pot for your CNY hotpot party!
Electric steamboats are one of the more popular steamboat pots in Singapore as they are convenient, easy to operate, and clean up after use. Unlike gas steamboats which runs on compatible gas canisters, electric steamboats are required to be plugged into a nearby power point before you can start feasting with friends and families. Electric steamboat pot is also thought to be a safer option than gas steamboats as there have been reports of gas explosions at steamboat restaurants in the past.
1. 2-in-1 PowerPac Steamboat Pot
This 2-in-1 PowerPac Steamboat Pot (available on PowerPac Official Store) comes with a detachable steamboat pot and a free barbeque plate which can be easily swapped in whenever you are craving for either a steamboat or barbeque!
Besides having a non-stick coating detachable inner pan, this electric steamboat pot also comes with adjustable heat settings and a cool touch for the handle and base so that you don’t have to worry about overcooking your food or scalding yourself while moving the pot around! This 1.1L steamboat pot is the perfect steamboat pot in Singapore for families of two to three.
2. Iona 5.0L Shabu Shabu Steamboat Pot
Can’t ever decide on a soup base that’ll satisfy everyone? With the Iona 5.0L Shabu Shabu Steamboat Pot (available on hapeestore), you’ll no longer need to choose between a spicy and non-spicy soup base! It also features a transparent glass lid and adjustable heat control so you can monitor your broth without having to take the lid off. Additionally, the pot is also detachable and has non-stick coating making cleaning up less of a hassle.
Looking for a steamboat pot with a large capacity for your Chinese New Year hotpot gathering? This steamboat pot boasts a capacity of 5L and can cook enough to feed a party of guests! Don’t miss this yuan yang steamboat pot in Singapore that’s perfect for family and friends who like to have more choice!
3. Tiger Electric Steamboat
Prepare a wide variety of dishes for the upcoming Chinese New Year gathering with this Tiger Electric Steamboat (available on Heap Seng Shop)! Besides using this for steamboats, you can also swap out the steamboat pot with the grill or takoyaki pan to create your desired dishes! If you’re worried about not having enough space to store the pans, fret not, the plates are stackable for easy storage. Together with an “M-shaped” heater and specially designed plates for even cooking, this undeniably one of the best multipurpose steamboat pots in Singapore!
4. Mistral 1.2L Mini Electric Pot
If you prefer a steamboat pot that’s lightweight and portable then this multipurpose Mistral 1.2L Mini Electric Pot (available on Mayer Official Store) is the best steamboat pot in Singapore for you! Made from 304-grade stainless steel, this pot is corrosion and rust resistant thus making it safe for food preparation, storage and dining. On top of using this pot for cooking noodles and steamboats, there is also a stainless steel steam tray, rack and stand included so you can use it as a steamer!
Mookata? Barbeque? Or a steamboat? You can finally have the best of both worlds with these steamboat grills! Steamboat grills have been a hot favourite as they allow you to enjoy both barbecue and hotpot at the same time!
5. Cornell 2-in-1 Steamboat Grill
This Cornell 2-in-1 Steamboat Grill (available on Cornell Singapore Official Store) comes with both the grill and a 2.5L soup pot for steamboat. What’s great about this steamboat grill is that you can control the temperature of the grill and steamboat separately to prevent your food from overcooking! If you’re health-conscious, don’t fret — the handy pull-out container by the side of the grill helps to collect excess oil for a less sinful meal.
6. EuropAce 4L Steamboat with Grill
This EuropAce 4L Steamboat with Grill (available on Europace Official Store) will transport you back to your favourite mookata place but this time from the comfort of your homes! What’s even better is that the moat surrounding the skillet has a greater depth than typical mookata grills allowing you to add more ingredients into the soup base! Together with the non-stick coating on the grill and two separate controls for the steamboat and grill, this is surely the perfect steamboat pot in Singapore for mookata lovers!
7. TOYOMI Electric BBQ Grill & Steamboat
Grill your favourite meats while slurping on delicious soup with this TOYOMI Electric BBQ Grill & Steamboat (available on Toyomi Singapore Official Store)! Aside from having a cold-touch design to prevent scalding, this steamboat grill also comes with a stainless steel pot that can be removed to make more space for grilling! Thanks to the non-stick coating on the grill pan, you can even get away with a light clean up! Pressed for time? This steamboat grill also boasts a high power setting of 1850W to supercharge the cooking process. With so many features, this is definitely a must-have for those planning to host a hotpot gathering for the upcoming Chinese New Year!
8. Takada Steamboat Grill
Just cannot wait for the food to cook? This Takada Steamboat Grill (available on Takada Singapore Official Store) has a dual heating element that heats up almost immediately so you don’t have to waste time waiting for your food to cook! The barbeque plate is coated with a heavy-duty non-stick coating, making cleaning up less of a hassle. Still, fretting over finding a suitable gift for your upcoming party? Get this steamboat grill that is one of the most practical housewarming gifts in Singapore especially if your host is a hotpot lover!
9. 6-in-1 Mini Steamboat Grill
This 6-in-1 Mini Steamboat Grill (available on alloysius27) is the one for you if you like to have your personal barbeque and steamboat (why not right?)! Despite it’s small capacity, it has multiple uses and functions. It can double up as a pan for stir-frying or a pot to boil porridge and soups.
Furthermore, there are two separate temperature controls to prevent your food from overheating. The environmentally friendly non-stick liner also makes washing easier. One drawback of this steamboat grill is that the inner pot cannot be removed from the base for washing but this should not be a big worry as it’s small-sized and easy to handle in the basin!
Induction steamboats are similar to electric hotpots as they both need to be plugged into a power point in order to work. However, one difference is that induction steamboats are more versatile as you can choose to switch out the steamboat pot on the induction cooker with other types of pots or pans depending on what you are cooking.
10. PowerPac Induction Steamboat
This PowerPac Induction Steamboat (available on PowerPac Official Store) that comes with a stainless steel pot is a wallet-friendly option that doesn’t compromise on quality! Featuring a microcomputer control, you can preset the program and timer for fast and easy cooking. What’s more, the heater plate is also specially designed to heat up your food more quickly. Together with multiple safety protection and self detecting functions, this induction steamboat is easy to use!
11. Mayer Induction Steamboat
Are you someone who loves and cares about home aesthetics? If yes, this Mayer Induction Steamboat (available on Mayer Official Store) with an attractive, compact, and sleek design, is perfect for you! Together with a user-friendly knob and eight power levels, it’s easy to operate and enables fast cooking. What’s more, it comes in two colours — red and black. Go for red to give your kitchen a pop of colour!
Do you like alfresco dining? Gas steamboats are a must-have for outdoor dining as they are portable and can be used anywhere. In comparison to electric steamboats, they are a lot more convenient as you do not need a power plug nearby and you won’t have to worry about tripping over any wires!
12. Aerogaz Gas Steamboat Pot
The Aerogaz Gas Steamboat Pot (available on aerogaz) comes with a stainless steel pot with an internal divider and three gas cartridges. A carrying case is also provided to keep the cartridge cooker making it convenient and easy to bring it out for picnics or even your next camping adventure in Singapore.
13. Shabu Shabu Hotpot Gas Steamboat Pot
This Shabu Shabu Hotpot Gas Steamboat Pot (available on ToTT Official Store) ccomes with a 28cm divide stainless steel pot and gas canister. This steamboat pot is super value for money as the pot has an induction base that’s suitable for use even on induction cookers and stoves!
Feast away with your favourite steamboat pot in Singapore!
Now that you know what are the various steamboat pots in Singapore, it’s time to start having steamboats at home without having to travel the distance just to satisfy your cravings! In case you have no idea how and what to prepare for a hotpot session with your family and friends, here are some tips and tricks on how to organise a hotpot gathering! Lazy to head to the supermarket to get ingredients for your hotpot? These steamboat delivery restaurants and meat vendors deliver ingredients to your doorstep!
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This article was updated on 16 January 2020. Additional research done by Kimberley Ng.
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