Hong Kong’s popular hot pot chain Uncle Fong, which has seen famous patrons like Hong Kong celebs Carina Lau, Julian Cheung and Stanley Kwan, has an 80-seater space at Great World that opened in April just last year. Fun fact: Uncle Fong’s founder is Fong Chi Chung, who’s also the man behind the Michelin-starred Putien.
The chain is best known for its authentic Chongqing-style soup base, simmered with premium spices and condiments like Chongqing Shizhuhong chilli, Sichuan Hanyuan pepper, beef tallow, Sichuan Pixian bean paste and Yunnan yellow ginger. Interestingly, the pot is also divided into nine sections, creating different heat zones for different ingredients.
Not great at stomaching spice? You can go for the Pork Bone, Tomato, Fungus & Mushroom, Coriander, and Preserved Egg broths. There’s also the light and mildly sweet Fruit and Vegetable Soup, specially created with Singapore’s humid climate in mind. Soups are charged per person ($7++ per pax), and up to $28++ per pot.
Apart from meat, seafood and vegetables, you can look forward to ingredients like hand-beaten prawn paste, coral mussels, Putien soft tofu, dried gong choi and sliced celtuce, alongside seasonal offerings like razor clams.
Uncle Fong is at #B1-108/109 Great World, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994.