We get heated up at this cool hotpot place in east Singapore.

Yes, you can have a steamboat meal at a coffeeshop for $20 a person but dining in this heat? We would rather work up a sweat at the air-conditioned Parkway Mini Steamboat restaurant over their addictive tom yum soup base (choose chicken as the other soup base or opt for both).

Mull over 100 ingredients on their a la carte menu including the really fresh pork balls ($8), fish glue ($5), Kurobuta pork belly ($10) and live prawns ($10). The homemade sauces (including a kick-ass chilli) add to the lipsmacking experience.

The restaurant also serves tze char dishes to go along with your feast; leave some room for the ginger seafood fried rice ($10/13/16), inspired by the Cantonese confinement dish. Daily 12-11pm. 311 Tanjong Katong Road. Tel: 6348 2070

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