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 steamboat 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 steamboat at home? The first and most important step is finding the right pot. Here is our guide to picking the best steamboat pots in Singapore!
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 run on compatible gas canisters, electric steamboats need to be plugged into a nearby power point before you can start feasting with your friends and families. Electric steamboat pots are also a safer option than gas steamboats as there were some 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 hotpot 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 smaller families of two to three.
2. 1.8L PowerPac Electric Steamboat Pot
Looking for a steamboat pot that’s lightweight, portable and yet has a large capacity? This 1.8L PowerPac Electric Steamboat Pot (available on PowerPac Official Store) is the one for you! It only weighs 0.5kg which is much lighter than other electric steamboat pots in Singapore!
This pot is also made from a 304 grade stainless steel pot, meaning it’s corrosion and rust resistant thus making it safe for food preparation, storage and dining. What’s more, the cord can be removed from the pot for convenience when washing and will automatically shut off when the pot is dry heating!
3. Mistral 3L Steamboat with Yuan Yang Pot
Can’t ever decide on a soup base that’ll satisfy everyone? Fret not, get the Mistral 3L Steamboat with Yuan Yang Pot (available on Mayer Official Store) so you no longer need to choose between a spicy and non-spicy soup base!
With a tempered glass lid and adjustable heat control, you can monitor your broth without having to take the lid off. Don’t miss this yuan yang steamboat pot in Singapore for family and friends who like to have more choice!
4. PowerPac Multipurpose Electric Wok and Steamboat Pot
This PowerPac Multipurpose Electric Wok and Steamboat Pot (available on PowerPac Official Store) is worth every penny as it can also be used for frying and cooking of soup and curry! This electric hotpot is suitable for both small and large families as it comes in two different sizes, 2.8L and 4.8L. Some additional features of this pot include adjustable temperature controls, detachable cable for easy washing and a food grade stainless steel pot.
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 since they allow you to enjoy have both barbeque 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! The handy pull-out container by the side of the grill will also help collect excess oil for a less sinful meal.
6. Takada Steamboat Grill
Just cannot wait for the food to cook? This Takada Steamboat Grill (available on Takada Singapore Official Store) that has a dual heating element which heats up almost immediately so you don’t have to waste time waiting for your food to cook! The barbeque plate is coated with heavy-duty non-stick coating, making cleaning up less of a hassle.
7. Toyomi Steamboat Grill
This Toyomi Steamboat Grill (available on Toyomi Singapore 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 detachable plug for easy cleaning, this is surely the perfect steamboat pot in Singapore for mookata lovers!
8. 6-in-1 Mini Steamboat Grill
This 6-in-1 Mini Steamboat Grill (available on TECHCOOL™ | Life Hacks Product) 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 powerpoint 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.
9. PowerPac Induction Steamboat
The PowerPac Induction Steamboat (available on PowerPac Official Store) comes with a stainless steel pot and has a high efficiency design with overheat protection. It also allows you to preset the program and timer for fast and easy cooking. Together with multiple safety protection and self detecting functions, this induction steamboat is super safe and easy to use!
10. 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 for optimum cooking, 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-haves 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!
11. Aerogaz Gas Steamboat Pot
The Aerogaz Gas Steamboat Pot (available on aerogaz Official Store) 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.
12. Shabu Shabu Hotpot Gas Steamboat Pot
This Shabu Shabu Hotpot Gas Steamboat Pot (available on ToTT Official Store) comes 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!
Time to 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! What’s even better is that having steamboats at home saves you from spending a hefty sum which can be spent buying more ingredients! In case you have no idea on 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 offer delivery of ingredients to your doorstep!