Convivial cuisine - check out steamboat restaurants in Singapore. For a truly enjoyable dining experience, you can’t beat a visit to one of Singapore’s many steamboat restaurants. Also known as hot pots, steamboats are dishes you cook yourself right at your table. First you choose your ingredients - meat, fish, tofu, seafood, vegetables and so on, which arrive ready sliced on plates. Then the waiter brings you a pot filled with water and sets it on a stove to heat. As the water boils, you add in your chosen foodstuffs to brew up a stew that gets continually thicker and tastier. It’s then spooned into small bowls and devoured with passion.