Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant is opening at Suntec City
Hotpot lovers, look this way: Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant is set to open their doors at Suntec City! The chain, famous in Hong Kong and China, is said to be opening by September or October this year, so you won’t have long to wait.
ICYMI, the restaurant is named for Fong Chi Chung, affectionately known as Uncle Fong—the founder behind Michelin-starred PUTIEN. He reportedly spent a year perfecting the recipe for Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant’s Chongqing hotpot soup base before the first outlet opened in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, in 2016.
Uncle Fong’s signature Spicy Chongqing Spicy Soup is purported to be one of the most legit versions that you’ll find outside of the city itself. It’s made from scratch with five specially curated, premium ingredients: Chongqing Shizhuhong Chilli, Sichuan Hanyuan Pepper, Beef Tallow, Sichuan Pixian Bean Paste, and Yunnan Yellow Ginger. Their nine-grid hotpot, AKA 九宫格 (jiǔ gōng gé), splits the pot into different heat zones, so you have better control over the cooking of your chosen hotpot ingredients.
Where the Chongqing Spicy Soup is intensely spicy and tangy, you might opt to counter it with the Singapore-exclusive Fruit and Vegetable Soup: a savoury chicken broth boiled with ingredients such as apple and pear slices, sugar cane, sweet corn and more.
Have this as one of two soups in a Double Flavour Soup Base pot, or one of the other options available: Pork Bone Soup, Tomato Soup, Fungus & Mushroom Soup, or the top pick at their Hong Kong outlets, Coriander & Preserved Egg Soup. The hotpot soup bases are charged at $7++ a diner, to a maximum of $28++ a pot.
Put Home-made Ebiko Prawn Paste ($8.50 for half portion, $18 for full portion) on your list of must-orders at Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant. It’s prepared with hormone-free white prawns that are hand-minced into a paste.
As for meats, our top pick is US Prime Beef Short Ribs ($21.50++/$42++), though you could also have more exotic cuts including Fresh Ox Liver (from $8.50), Pig Throat (from $9.50), and Red Sea Cucumber Intestine (from $19.50).
There’s even Fresh Pig Heart (from $6.50), alongside Truffle Cuttlefish Paste (from $10.50++), Yellow Croaker Slices (from $10.50++), Bullfrog Leg (from $9.50++) and more.
If you prefer something more sour, consider YAO YAO Sauerkraut Fish, which specialises in suan cai yu with XXL you tiao! You could also try out Tong Xin Ru Yi in Boat Quay for beef mala and tomato oxtail soup bases!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City, #02-391, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: TBD
Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery