Hotpot wonders and foolproof ways to create them at home

Cadence Loh
Lifestyle Editor

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As we wistfully scroll through photos of us dining out with friends over scrumptious meals on our smartphones, we realise that these happy moments are fast becoming distant memories. I don’t know about you, but as someone who loves choices and variety, the pure sight of aisles and aisles of beautifully plated dishes at the buffet makes me very happy.

Even with dine-in options becoming possible in Phase 2, it will probably be a long way till we can dig into buffets again. Why not recreate these joys with a hotpot or BBQ right at home?

It is the perfect solution for the non-chefs amongst us, homemakers who have run out of meal ideas, and those of us who simply crave hotpots, grills and similar. These meals are as simple as making a grocery run, washing, cutting and plating them. Viola, a one-time preparation is all you need for two meals and more. Absolutely no cooking skills required!

If you are not already on the hotpot bandwagon, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of steamboat, grill and BBQ appliances, soup bases and even instant hotpot to relive those happy dining memories.


For smart people who want to enjoy hotpot without the cleaning up

Spicy beef self-heating small hot pot *2 boxes


When there’s only 1 or 2 of you, and you still love a feast

Multi-function Electric Skillet Mini Student Dormitory Bedroom Hot Pot Household Instant Noodle Hot Pot Small Electric Steamer


Smoking hot food without the smoke

Philips Indoor Smoke-less Grill plus Bonus Cleaning Tool



Electric BBQ Grill Electric Smokeless Indoor Barbecue

Enjoy the best of both worlds

Electric BBQ Grill, Electric Griddles, 1600W

Eanpet Yuanyang Hot Pot with Divider Stainless Steel Pot


Takahi Electric Teppanyaki with Steamboat 36cm, Red


For those with a little more space at home

SHUAI Outdoors Easy Barbecues Tool Set



Soup bases, so you don’t have to slog in the kitchen to enjoy your hotpot 

Mizkan Pork Bone & Soy Sauce Hot Pot Soup Straight Type, 750g

Daisho Hakata Mizutaki Chicken Hot Pot Base, 750g

Hai Di Lao Tomato Flavour Hot Pot Seasoning, 200g

Daisho Motsu Nabe Hot Pot Soup Base Miso Flavour, 750g