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JPOT Hot

 
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#01-53 VivoCity (Lobby F) 1 HarbourFront Walk Singapore 098585
 
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JPOT is a uniquely Singaporean concept from the well known JUMBO Group of Restaurants. It was started in 2009 to cater to locals in Singapore who enjoy eating hotpot/steamboat. There are seven different hotpot soup bases from mild to spicy, and they come in individual pots, a innovative take to provide a hygienic way to enjoy hotpot.

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Vivocity
1 HarbourFront Walk #01-53
VivoCity (Lobby F)
Singapore 098585

Tampiness 1
10 Tampines Central 1
Tampines 1 #03-16
Singapore 529536
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Food / Beverage: 
 
4.4  (7)
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4.3  (7)
Service: 
 
3.9  (7)
Value: 
 
4.1  (7)
Overall Score: 
 
4.3  (8)
I considered myself really lucky when I first chanced upon it. It was such an impromptu decision as we were just walking around Vivocity when we saw this restaurant and decided to just try it. Since then it is one of my favorite steamboat restaurants, with good food and ambience. =)

The steamboat is not like the usual type, where everyone share one big pot. This is supplied individually, thus you can choose your own base soup (Tom yum is really good!). If you want to try different soup bases, I recommend you to go with a group of friends and ordered a different kind each and share haha. Well that is the economical way, at least for me. ;)

The price range depends on what you ordered for the steamboat ingredients. If you did not order much and of course not expensive seafood and all, having a meat dish, seafood dish, and some small other side dishes will not take you out of the $20 range. Remember to try the clams, they are really good!
Overall Rating:
 
90%
Katherine Phang Reviewed by Katherine Phang on December 07, 2013
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"Never disappoints!"

I considered myself really lucky when I first chanced upon it. It was such an impromptu decision as we were just walking around Vivocity when we saw this restaurant and decided to just try it. Since then it is one of my favorite steamboat restaurants, with good food and ambience. =)

The steamboat is not like the usual type, where everyone share one big pot. This is supplied individually, thus you can choose your own base soup (Tom yum is really good!). If you want to try different soup bases, I recommend you to go with a group of friends and ordered a different kind each and share haha. Well that is the economical way, at least for me. ;)

The price range depends on what you ordered for the steamboat ingredients. If you did not order much and of course not expensive seafood and all, having a meat dish, seafood dish, and some small other side dishes will not take you out of the $20 range. Remember to try the clams, they are really good!

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Having had bad experiences of cramped, stuffy table arrangements and frequent spillages that upset our meals, my family has never been a great fan of steamboats.

After our first visit to JPot, however, we were surprised to find ourselves considering a second visit there - just for a rare indulgence of the food.

When we first entered the restaurant, what immediately caught our attention was the extremely well-organised layout of the place - with each table having a personalised hotplate and a vent to contain excessive steam, it made for a most cosy and convenient dining experience for the family, which we had not enjoyed in our previous experiences.

The wide range of options for set dishes and broths left us spoilt for choice, and we each ended up ordering a variety of local and traditional broths and dishes, which we shared across the tables. The soups were definitely worth the wait, with their flavourful yet not overly-masking tastes that allowed us to savour the best of our chosen ingredients. My family's personal favourites were the Bak Kut Teh broth, which we found not too peppery as at most places, and the uniquely slippery yet twangy fish paste that could be squeezed out from a nozzle.

A little grouse we had, however, was with the service. The place seemed severely understaffed at the time and the trainee waiters who attended to us not only made no apologies when delivering a wrong order, but even rolled their eyes at us. Perhaps we had to discount the fact that the restaurant was farely new then and it was a crowded day, but I do believe this is an area that needs to be improved to match up to the prices and standards the place is offering.

All in all, discounting the service, the restaurant makes a good place for a rare treat for the family and friends, and one we would come back for again.
Overall Rating:
 
80%
eny_sayuri Reviewed by eny_sayuri on March 17, 2013
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"Will be back for more!"

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Having had bad experiences of cramped, stuffy table arrangements and frequent spillages that upset our meals, my family has never been a great fan of steamboats.

After our first visit to JPot, however, we were surprised to find ourselves considering a second visit there - just for a rare indulgence of the food.

When we first entered the restaurant, what immediately caught our attention was the extremely well-organised layout of the place - with each table having a personalised hotplate and a vent to contain excessive steam, it made for a most cosy and convenient dining experience for the family, which we had not enjoyed in our previous experiences.

The wide range of options for set dishes and broths left us spoilt for choice, and we each ended up ordering a variety of local and traditional broths and dishes, which we shared across the tables. The soups were definitely worth the wait, with their flavourful yet not overly-masking tastes that allowed us to savour the best of our chosen ingredients. My family's personal favourites were the Bak Kut Teh broth, which we found not too peppery as at most places, and the uniquely slippery yet twangy fish paste that could be squeezed out from a nozzle.

A little grouse we had, however, was with the service. The place seemed severely understaffed at the time and the trainee waiters who attended to us not only made no apologies when delivering a wrong order, but even rolled their eyes at us. Perhaps we had to discount the fact that the restaurant was farely new then and it was a crowded day, but I do believe this is an area that needs to be improved to match up to the prices and standards the place is offering.

All in all, discounting the service, the restaurant makes a good place for a rare treat for the family and friends, and one we would come back for again.

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I guessed the differentiator between this steamboat shop and those that springed out along Beach Road is the class. Being more expensive does have its advantage. This steamboat shop provides more comfortable setting for dining and the food presentation was also nicer. Each dish you ordered came nicely laid out on individual plates. The food also looked fresh and appealing.

Another interesting thing about this shop is the sauce. There is a section in the shop where you can mix your own sauce to be used to dip your food. Also, you can learn to make your own meat balls. When you ordered meat ball, it comes as minced meat and a stick where you can use to spin out your own meat balls. You can decide your own size and shape.
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80%
wangkh Reviewed by wangkh on March 17, 2013
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"A class of its own"

I guessed the differentiator between this steamboat shop and those that springed out along Beach Road is the class. Being more expensive does have its advantage. This steamboat shop provides more comfortable setting for dining and the food presentation was also nicer. Each dish you ordered came nicely laid out on individual plates. The food also looked fresh and appealing.

Another interesting thing about this shop is the sauce. There is a section in the shop where you can mix your own sauce to be used to dip your food. Also, you can learn to make your own meat balls. When you ordered meat ball, it comes as minced meat and a stick where you can use to spin out your own meat balls. You can decide your own size and shape.

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What I love about this steamboat place is that each person has their own personal steamboat pot and the pot is divided by 2 so you can chose 2 soup base out of the 8 choices. I never fail to chose their silky porridge because it absolutely delicious. The 1st time i tried steamboat porridge was in China. When i came back to Singapore, I couldn't find a place which has that until i visited J Pot! For those who have yet to tried it, you should get it a go!

It cost about $30-$40 per person which is worth it as it is the set consisted of a range of peas, needle mushrooms, veggies, meat like chicken and pork and fishball and a fish paste in a piping bag which was fun to squeeze out.

The sauce was placed like a buffet spread where you can mix different sauce to your preference.
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90%
Fabulicious Reviewed by Fabulicious on March 16, 2013
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"Silky Porridge for the win!"

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What I love about this steamboat place is that each person has their own personal steamboat pot and the pot is divided by 2 so you can chose 2 soup base out of the 8 choices. I never fail to chose their silky porridge because it absolutely delicious. The 1st time i tried steamboat porridge was in China. When i came back to Singapore, I couldn't find a place which has that until i visited J Pot! For those who have yet to tried it, you should get it a go!

It cost about $30-$40 per person which is worth it as it is the set consisted of a range of peas, needle mushrooms, veggies, meat like chicken and pork and fishball and a fish paste in a piping bag which was fun to squeeze out.

The sauce was placed like a buffet spread where you can mix different sauce to your preference.

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Average Spent Per Person:
35
Best Part:
silk porridge
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Jpot provides a unique steamboat experience with a very comfortable and spacious setting. What I love about it is the individual portions of soup, which means that we don’t have to share! And of course, we can select the extensive variety of broths to our own preference – ranging from mild to flavourful. The soup is naturally sweet and tasty to just slurp down my throat from the start.

I would always go for beef. What is steamboat without beef anyway! Their meat varieties are always so tender and succulent, best to be eaten when dipped in their create-your-own condiments. There’s a variety of beef from normal to the higher standards. The prawns are also fresh and juicy with a hint of sweetness. I’ll never fail to gobble down as much food as I can at Jpot as they also provide other meat and seafood for me to savour.

What to expect from Jpot? To me, it’s a bloated and satisfied tummy!
Overall Rating:
 
90%
m_1704 Reviewed by m_1704 on January 15, 2013
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"A unique steamboat experience"

Jpot provides a unique steamboat experience with a very comfortable and spacious setting. What I love about it is the individual portions of soup, which means that we don’t have to share! And of course, we can select the extensive variety of broths to our own preference – ranging from mild to flavourful. The soup is naturally sweet and tasty to just slurp down my throat from the start.

I would always go for beef. What is steamboat without beef anyway! Their meat varieties are always so tender and succulent, best to be eaten when dipped in their create-your-own condiments. There’s a variety of beef from normal to the higher standards. The prawns are also fresh and juicy with a hint of sweetness. I’ll never fail to gobble down as much food as I can at Jpot as they also provide other meat and seafood for me to savour.

What to expect from Jpot? To me, it’s a bloated and satisfied tummy!

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Average Spent Per Person:
40
Best Part:
individual pot
Branch Location:
tampines 1
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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JPOT is my favourite ala-carte steamboat restaurant. It is a Singaporean-style steamboat with local soup bases and i love the superior soup broth, the Bak Kut Teh and the Laksa soup broth. These soup broths are so creatve in a steamboat place and you will be surprised how well the ingredients complement with the soup.

I ordered the set meal lunch set for 2 at $32+ and it was such a splendid choice. The yongtaufoo platter was fresh and looked handmade. They were also very generous with the live prawns which were huge and fresh. The beef loin and marinated chicken tasted pretty well-flavoured and tender. There were also heaps of vegetables and mushrooms to round up the meal healthily

Overall i love JPOT because they will never sacrifice serving high quality fresh food even as they expand. Though slightly pricey, i feel its every penny worth as compared to those bugis steamboats area that are similarly priced but its in a buffet, because the quality of food and soup is really bleah. Settle less for more!
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90%
Joleneey Reviewed by Joleneey on December 19, 2012
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"Yummy Singaporean style steamboat"

JPOT is my favourite ala-carte steamboat restaurant. It is a Singaporean-style steamboat with local soup bases and i love the superior soup broth, the Bak Kut Teh and the Laksa soup broth. These soup broths are so creatve in a steamboat place and you will be surprised how well the ingredients complement with the soup.

I ordered the set meal lunch set for 2 at $32+ and it was such a splendid choice. The yongtaufoo platter was fresh and looked handmade. They were also very generous with the live prawns which were huge and fresh. The beef loin and marinated chicken tasted pretty well-flavoured and tender. There were also heaps of vegetables and mushrooms to round up the meal healthily

Overall i love JPOT because they will never sacrifice serving high quality fresh food even as they expand. Though slightly pricey, i feel its every penny worth as compared to those bugis steamboats area that are similarly priced but its in a buffet, because the quality of food and soup is really bleah. Settle less for more!

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I'm not a big fan of steamboats, I'll admit that, but my dining experience at JPot was so wonderful that it made me doubt my initial dislike for steamboat.

Firstly, I have never ever been to any other restaurant that allows customers to order their food through an iPad. I was pretty amazed when the staff pulled out an iPad and started teaching my family the basics of ordering from the restaurant, and it definitely impressed me a lot.

Secondly, the service at JPot is fantastic. The staff are extremely patient with their explanations, and they are pretty efficient in offering their help.

Thirdly, the food! JPot offers an extensive selection of steamboat soup bases. Ranging from the classic Tom Yum and Chicken broth, to the slightly more unique soup bases like Bak Kut Teh, I was pretty much at a loss when it came to ordering the soup base. Also, JPot offers an extremely varied menu of steamboat food items. One of the must-try items would be the Spinach Skin Beancurd. As I type this, the memory of the Spinach Skin Beancurd is making me hungry again. It was one of the most unique beancurd dishes I had ever tasted, and it was extremely fragrant and pleasant. Apart from the steamboat dishes, JPot also offers Dim Sum, a unique addition to the typical steamboat concept.

JPot is definitely a good place to go for steamboat enthusiasts. Although on the slightly pricier side, the steamboat there is extremely fulfilling, and I can assure you that you won't regret dining there.
Overall Rating:
 
80%
Rui Ling Teo Reviewed by Rui Ling Teo on November 25, 2012
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"Refreshing steamboat experience!"

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I'm not a big fan of steamboats, I'll admit that, but my dining experience at JPot was so wonderful that it made me doubt my initial dislike for steamboat.

Firstly, I have never ever been to any other restaurant that allows customers to order their food through an iPad. I was pretty amazed when the staff pulled out an iPad and started teaching my family the basics of ordering from the restaurant, and it definitely impressed me a lot.

Secondly, the service at JPot is fantastic. The staff are extremely patient with their explanations, and they are pretty efficient in offering their help.

Thirdly, the food! JPot offers an extensive selection of steamboat soup bases. Ranging from the classic Tom Yum and Chicken broth, to the slightly more unique soup bases like Bak Kut Teh, I was pretty much at a loss when it came to ordering the soup base. Also, JPot offers an extremely varied menu of steamboat food items. One of the must-try items would be the Spinach Skin Beancurd. As I type this, the memory of the Spinach Skin Beancurd is making me hungry again. It was one of the most unique beancurd dishes I had ever tasted, and it was extremely fragrant and pleasant. Apart from the steamboat dishes, JPot also offers Dim Sum, a unique addition to the typical steamboat concept.

JPot is definitely a good place to go for steamboat enthusiasts. Although on the slightly pricier side, the steamboat there is extremely fulfilling, and I can assure you that you won't regret dining there.

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
Branch Location:
Tampines 1
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Generally, I've always been an ardent fan of steamboats - there's nothing like cooking your own food and waiting eagerly to savour the fruits of your own efforts. So when an opportunity arose to try out JPot, the latest in a string of dining outlets opened by the Jumbo Group, there was no way I could have refused.

The place was pretty packed when we reached, and it wasn't hard to see why. The lure of this place would have to be in the concoction of your personal sauces, and the fact that you have your very own personal steamboat pot (great for those who absolutely loathe double dipping)!

For the steamboat base, they varied from the ever-popular Tom Yum, Chicken based broths to more unorthodox ones like Silky Porridge and Bak Kut Teh. I chose to go with the Salted Duck Veg which was completely yummy! Grandma couldn't have done it better herself. We
ordered standard menu items like sliced beef, pork, and fish balls, along with some JPot specials.

I'd have to say, at the end of the feast, the more stand-out items for me would have to be the homemade Shrimp Balls and the Chicken Cheese Balls. Also worth a try would be their fish noodles and deep fried beancurd skin.

Whilst most certainly not easy on the pocket (dinner came up to 80 bucks for 2), this is definitely a classier option compared to the countless buffet steamboats that line the infamous Liang Seah street.

So if you've a special occasion coming up, or just feel like treating yourself at the end of a bad week, why not?
Overall Rating:
 
80%
abvxbynd Reviewed by abvxbynd on October 23, 2012
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"Pleasure in a Pot!"

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Generally, I've always been an ardent fan of steamboats - there's nothing like cooking your own food and waiting eagerly to savour the fruits of your own efforts. So when an opportunity arose to try out JPot, the latest in a string of dining outlets opened by the Jumbo Group, there was no way I could have refused.

The place was pretty packed when we reached, and it wasn't hard to see why. The lure of this place would have to be in the concoction of your personal sauces, and the fact that you have your very own personal steamboat pot (great for those who absolutely loathe double dipping)!

For the steamboat base, they varied from the ever-popular Tom Yum, Chicken based broths to more unorthodox ones like Silky Porridge and Bak Kut Teh. I chose to go with the Salted Duck Veg which was completely yummy! Grandma couldn't have done it better herself. We
ordered standard menu items like sliced beef, pork, and fish balls, along with some JPot specials.

I'd have to say, at the end of the feast, the more stand-out items for me would have to be the homemade Shrimp Balls and the Chicken Cheese Balls. Also worth a try would be their fish noodles and deep fried beancurd skin.

Whilst most certainly not easy on the pocket (dinner came up to 80 bucks for 2), this is definitely a classier option compared to the countless buffet steamboats that line the infamous Liang Seah street.

So if you've a special occasion coming up, or just feel like treating yourself at the end of a bad week, why not?

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Average Spent Per Person:
40
Best Part:
Rich Steamboat Base
Branch Location:
Vivocity
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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