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One Pot 一锅一锅的: Claypot chicken & pork mini hot pot in flavours like mala, belacan & sesame in Ang Mo Kio

Hot pot is often enjoyed in big groups, given the size of the pot and the amount of ingredients used. Hence, enjoying hot pot alone is not very common. However, One Pot 一锅一锅的 makes this possible, as its menu consists of various small hot pots with single servings.

one pot - storefront
one pot - storefront

Don’t get this stall confused with the similarly named One Pot 一锅 in Mountbatten, for this stall is completely separate from it!

One Pot 一锅一锅的 is a coffeeshop stall in Ang Mo Kio that specialises in hot pot served in claypots, as opposed to the usual metal pots. Their Signature Chicken Hot Pot, which ranges from S$19.90 to S$49.90, is suitable for big groups looking to enjoy a traditional hot pot experience. What makes One Pot stand out, though, is their selection of Mini Pots, which is curated for individuals.

Customers can also opt to purchase hot pot sides like veggies, mushrooms and noodles to add to their hot pot, with prices ranging from S$2.50 to S$4.50.

What I tried at One Pot

one pot - signature pot
one pot - signature pot

Each mini pot comes with the option of chicken or pork as its protein, as well as a bowl of rice on the side. I opted to try the Signature Mini Pot (S$7.50 for small, S$10 for large) with chicken, and was served a mini claypot filled with a reddish brown sauce, chicken chunks, tau pok and coriander.

one pot - signature pot
one pot - signature pot

I was blown away by how flavourful the mysterious red sauce was! It was slightly viscous and had an equal blend of sweet, salty and savoury flavours. It was rich and robust, with a multi-dimensional umami-ness that was indescribable. I definitely understand why this is their signature dish.

one pot - signature pot
one pot - signature pot

There was a pretty generous portion of chicken within, which were nicely coated in the sauce. The taupok pieces also absorbed the sauce well, making the whole dish extra flavourful.

However, the strong flavours of the sauce made it a little too overwhelming to consume on its own, and required rice to neutralise the saltiness. It was also quite oily, which may not appeal to some. I’d recommend dipping your rice into just a bit of the sauce in order to avoid overly salty bites.

one pot - mala pot
one pot - mala pot

The next dish I enjoyed at One Pot 一锅一锅的 was the Mala Mini Pot (S$7 for small, S$9.50 for large), and I opted for the pork option. Compared to the Signature Mini Pot, the Mala Mini Pot had a much more watery texture, like soup, but was equally as oily.

one pot - mala pot
one pot - mala pot

The mala broth had a nice kick to it— the spice level was a little on the higher side, given the liberal amount of chopped chillis cooked within. However, it was still tolerable and enjoyable. The mala aspect was prominent and tasty, effectively numbing my mouth a little.

one pot - mala pot
one pot - mala pot

The pork slices within were pretty generous, albeit a little tougher than the chicken option.

Compared to the Signature Mini Pot, though, the Mala Mini Pot paled in comparison as its flavours were not as robust. Still, I found this to be a good option for anyone craving a some mala soup.

one pot - sesame pot
one pot - sesame pot

Finally, I tried the Sesame Chicken Mini Pot (S$6.50 for small, S$9 for large) at One Pot 一锅一锅的— this dish had all the same ingredients as the previous mini pots, including a generous amount of chopped chicken, quail eggs and beancurd skin.

one pot - sesame pot
one pot - sesame pot

The sesame sauce had a watery consistency like its mala counterpart. It was tasty and not too salty, with a prominent sesame oil aroma throughout that made it extra enjoyable. The strips of ginger in the dish also provided some additional enhancements to the flavours of the dish.

While the Signature Mini Pot was still my favourite, the Sesame Chicken Mini Pot was a delight to savour, too.

Final thoughts

one pot - dishes
one pot - dishes

I was pretty impressed by the claypot dishes at One Pot 一锅一锅的. The Signature Mini Pot was undoubtedly the stand-out, with me and my dining companion both agreeing that it was our favourite of the 3. The mala and sesame varieties were pleasant in their own ways too, with starkly different flavours to cater to varying tastebuds.

The prices of the mini pots were also quite reasonable, given the portion and quality. My only gripe would be oily all 3 pots were, which may be off-putting to some.

I would definitely return to One Pot 一锅一锅的 if I happen to be in the area, especially given how unique their offerings are!

Expected damage: S$6.50 – S$10.50 per pax

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