Hotpot race heats up in Singapore with new restaurants
Singaporeans’ love of steamboats is fuelling the growth of the scene, which has at least six new brands
The hotpot scene in Singapore is getting more steamy, with new restaurants popping up like the constant wave of new ramen shops.
Next month, popular Thai steamboat chain MK Restaurants opens in Singapore with an outlet at 313@Somerset, and a second will open at the end of this year.
The original MK menu from Thailand will feature here too, and a spokesman for the company notes that it has built a "staggering pool of Singaporean fans" over the years.
MK Restaurants opened here in 2003 at Parkway Parade and the Singapore Post Centre with a local franchisee that eventually had to "shift its focus back to its core business", says the MK spokesman.
“It’s not too expensive and we can eat all we want. Also, we don’t have to worry about dressing up to eat at a fancy place.”
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