Lunch @ Hai Di Lao Hot Pot, 海底捞火锅

I always like steamboat or hotpot and I long heard of Hai Di Lao at 313 Somerset. Finally, I have a chance to try it today. Many people have told me that its always crowded and queues are long. But for lunch, its not that bad.

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The waiting area is huge and I can really imagine the crowd of hungry, waiting diners waiting for a seat.

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There’s even a play area for children! 

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But its lunch time… ^_^

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I gone ahead and help myself to the the dessert and sauces bar only to realise later I have to pay $4.

Anyway, here comes the soup…

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and the food…

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Live handmade noodles … also $4 for one long long strand of noodle.

And let’s get started!

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Overall the experience is good, the food is nice though a little on the expensive side.

Taken with Sony Alpha a5100 with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens

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Lunch @ Suki-Ya, Marina Square

My wife and I about 3 hours to ourselves in between mother’s day celebration at our children’s child care centre and chanced upon this restaurant. We didn’t want something heavy but end up having buffet instead.

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This is our first time here and even though typical buffet strategy was to go  for the meat, we helped ourselves to the vegetables instead.

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The dual soup pot reminds me of the typical Chinese steamboats in Bugis, complete with multiple sauces as well.

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We are not vegetarian though, and did help ourselves to many servings of the yummy sliced beef and chicken.

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And lastly, finishing off we some fruits.

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Overall, the food was simple but good and didn’t burn a hole in our pocket.