Restaurant Review: I-S heads to Chinese hotpot restaurant Hai Di Lao

I-S reviews Chinese hotpot eatery Hai Di Lao at Clarke Quay for affordable comfort food and great service.

We appreciate the little niceties they provide: each diner gets a red apron upon arrival and free manicures are available on-premise. The food also doesn’t disappoint with seven savory soup options including the popular yuan-yang double flavor ($18), which gets you a split trough of ma-la and herbal chicken stocks. There’s a comprehensive list of items to dunk into the boiling broth, such as their justifiably famous mashed shrimp ($16)—which is cut into delicate balls at the table by attentive servers—fresh beef tripe ($12) and homemade tofu ($8).

Want to know what I-S‘ final verdict is? Then be sure to read our full review.

I-S conducts restaurant reviews incognito and pays for meals.

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