The Place Located in the Boat Quay vicinity, Tong Xin Ru Yin Traditional Hotpot is not new to the neighbourhood, having moved twice with its current location at Lorong Telok being its third spot in the area. This adds to the long list of steamboat restaurants in the area, including Long Qing at Hong Kong Street, and Spice World and Upin at Clarke Quay.
This is perhaps one of the rare hotpot restaurants in Singapore which places as much emphasis on the quality of its food as the interior decor. Step into what feels very much like an art gallery, with spacious sittings and a well-ventilated dining area – ideal for hotpot. The very zen fixtures of the restaurant, combining wood finishing with beige walls offers a sanctuary for diners after a busy day out at work.
The Food It is hotpot with a slight twist, as the soup bases all come with ready ingredients in the broth when served. Of course, you are more than welcome to order more add-ons for your dinner. I managed to try two soup bases during my visit here, the Stewed Marinated Beef with Spicy Soup (S$48) reminds me of a mala