Spice World Hotpot

Lauded as one of China’s top ten global hotpot brands, Spice World Hot Pot brings even more hotpot options to the Clarke Quay area. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because the chain has branches in China, Sydney, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and even Milan to come. The 200-seater outlet on River Valley Road marks the chain’s first establishment in Singapore.

Here you can choose from seven different soup bases—pork belly and chicken, three-delicacy (pork, chicken, duck), wild mushroom, tomato, tom-yum, curry and of course, mala, in three varying degrees of spiciness. For quality and flavor, soup bases are first brewed in Sichuan, China, before being air-flown here and prepped again. Mix and match them at two for $22.90, or three for $25.90.

As for ingredients, expect nothing but the freshest cuts—Australian M8 wagyu beef, Australian mutton slices, rumen tripe; even cow’s stomach. For an additional $9.90, you can order a teddy bear- or Hello Kitty-shaped block of mala soup and have it melt morbidly into the broth. How’s that for a signature gimmick?