Beauty in the pot
OneKM Mall near Paya Lebar MRT
Knowing the potential windfall that a collagen hotpot could bring after Tsukada Nojo has proven so (the pioneer collagen hotpot restaurant that easily requires a 2h wait), the Paradise Group has opened its first, aptly named as Beauty in the pot in the East at OneKM Mall. Being my first collagen hotpot and having nothing to benchmark against, this indeed tasted genuinely thick, creamy, slightly viscous (due to the collagen) and is packed with loads of umami; unmistakable definitely, the chef must have made it undergo long hours of boiling with quality ingredients.
Not totally convinced that it’s fat free as the texture of broth really felt like an addictive tontotsu ramen, I decided to clarify further and was triply assured that it was purely prepared from collagen (Fish collagen if i did not hear wrongly). That led to the impulsive yet joyous binge on three bowls of collagen-ic soup!
And ingredients over here were expectedly fresh and evidently high quality as they tasted so good still even when we only remembered to fish them out after quite a while, forgetting about their existence in the soup. One of the commendable ingredients would be the cuttlefish which still tasted soft, slightly chewy and palatable even though it has been cooked for quite a while. Beef tripe and assorted balls shown above!