I am ALWAYS looking out for F&B deals online so when I saw this deal featuring the Grouper Steamboat which my dad loves, I decided to bring the family there (okay, the dad brought us there).
We arrived half an hour past its opening time and were still the first customers to arrive. The place was well furnished, very clean and had a warm and friendly vibe.
There were lots of photographs of customers and celebrities with the owner of Noodle Around pasted on the walls.
homemade barley drink that came with the set. I felt that it was too sweet and tasted more like barley syrup than a homemade drink.
We ordered 4 coupons - $10.80 per person for the grouper steamboat. As the tables were not very big enough to accomodate 2 pots (2 persons to 1 pot), we went for 1 large pot and all the raw ingredients were placed together on one huge plate. For 4 persons, the amount of vegetables and mushrooms were quite little. I reckoned that this was probably because everything was placed in one large plate and so they did not bother to give us the "correct" amount. It seemed that the table next to us (who ordered 2 deals but had 3 persons dining) had the same amount of vegetables as us.
The soup was excellent. Flavourings were natural with no preservatives or m.s.g. as claimed by the boss and it was boiled with the bones of the grouper fish for several hours. The taste was rich and sweet, and the flavour was strengthened by the fish meat which we later put in.
It is indeed hard to find places where they actually put in effort to boil the steamboat soup since it is so easy to simply add in artificial flavourings so thumbs up to Noodle Around for going that extra mile.
The prawns and the other ingredients were rather fresh. Only the white and harder parts of the cabbage were provided and it was not very pleasant to eat them as compared to the greener and softer parts.
Service was meticulous but slightly slow even though we were the first customers to arrive. We had to wait at least 10 minutes before the food came.
If you love eating grouper steamboat, you will definitely love this.
#01-03, Bugis Cube, 470 North Bridge Road