Xiabu Xiabu at Bras Basah is a famous Chinese hotpot restaurant
We’ve just come through a spate of ultra cool, hotpot-approps weather, but the heat has never stopped us from enjoying this perennially loved dish. For those of us who are still just the slightest bit conscious of communal steamboat-ing, Singapore’s newest restaurant import lets you have your cake, and eat it too. Xiabu Xiabu is one of China’s most popular hotpot chains, with more than 1,000 stores in the Mainland alone—this new restaurant in Lazada One, just opposite SMU, is their first overseas opening.
They belong to the same parent company behind Coucou Hotpot, so you’ll find some of the soup bases familiar. Unlike at Coucou, however, Xiabu Xiabu only serves individual hotpots with two soups, and with more accessible prices too—perfect for quick meals in town. And ICYMI, the name Xiabu Xiabu is their play on しゃぶしゃぶ, or shabu-shabu.