Nabehide Japanese Hotpot Dining – Tasty Soup Bases with Homemade Dips

   

How many would pay attention about the building right opposite IKEA Alexandra, next to Anchorpoint housing restaurants Gyu Kaku and Nabehide? This conserved building was built in the 1930s and was owned by Anchor Brewery (thus Anchorpoint!) and called Archipelago Brewery Company (ABC Brickworks!)

While you are having Japanese hotpot at Nabehide, take time to appreciate this part of the building that has stood the test of time.

Nabehide is a new Japanese hotpot restaurant (above Gyu Kaku) which prides themselves of using premium quality ingredients such as Japanese Kagoshima Wagyu along with their homemade Goma and Ponzu dipping to enjoy freshness at its best.

Firstly, I appreciated how spacious it was, with booth seats comfortably allowing two to order trays of meat and still find space. (I did find some other hotpot restaurants cramped up.) Ambience was relaxing and aircon cool enough.

For meat lovers, the recommended set is the Japanese Wagyu and Australian Beef rib eye set ($98), though more affordable alternatives such as Australian Beef and Kurobuta black pork collar set ($63), and Kurobuta Pork set ($58.00) are available.

Nabehide uses charcoal as the heating medium for the hot-pot combined with full cast iron pots imported from Japan. This is a similar setting to bonfire cooking. The beauty of this setting is that the soup base will maintain its temperature evenly throughout making it a “simmer” style of cooking instead of hard boiling it.

This will help to maintain the texture of even the more delicate items such as the tofu and udon. True enough, the tofu stays in pieces and does not disintegrate towards the end of the meal.

The soup bases are winners. I would applaud the Miso Dashi (additional $5) which is fuller, slightly saltier and more intense soup base, being a tasty complement with pork dishes.

If that is a level three, the Tonyu Dashi (made in-house and has to be ordered in advance upon reservation) is a one. The soy milk soup base is light, feels somewhat like very diluted tantalising soy milk, and brings out flavours of mushroom and vegetables.

While you are paying slightly more than the usual hotpot restaurants, the marbling of the fresh meat, umami and sweetness of the soup bases, along with a comfortable setting may make it all worthwhile.

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Nabehide Japanese Hotpot Dining
368 Alexandra Road Level 2 Singapore 159952 (Opp IKEA), Tel: +65 6479 0368
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 10:30pm Daily
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81 Responses to “Nabehide Japanese Hotpot Dining – Tasty Soup Bases with Homemade Dips”

  1. Yet Han Wei
    February 14, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Australian beef and Kurobuta black collar pork and Kurobuta Pork

  2. February 14, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Definitely wagyu beef slices to go with my hot pot!! Gets done in awhile, and goes so well with a dipping sauce!

  3. Christine Tan
    February 14, 2014 at 2:54 am #

    One of fav is beef slice!

  4. Christine Tan
    February 14, 2014 at 2:54 am #

    One of fav is beef slice!

  5. Chris
    February 14, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    Nice!

  6. jaime
    February 14, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    inoki mushroom and all kinds of mushrooms!

  7. Justina
    February 14, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    Beef sluces

  8. Denise Tan
    February 14, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Sliced beef!

  9. Tan Choon Mei
    February 14, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Pork liver:)

  10. Roger Cheng
    February 14, 2014 at 3:47 am #

    Mushrooms!

  11. Oh Lye Choon
    February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    Sliced beef

  12. February 14, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    Sliced beef!

  13. Andrew Wong
    February 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    Wagyu Beef!

  14. Justin Chong
    February 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    Wagyu beef for it being succulent, tender, tangy and simply sumptuous!

  15. sophia
    February 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    sliced beefs and kinds of mushrooms to make the hotpot smell and taste better 😀

  16. Jasmine Koh
    February 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Yummy hotpot!

  17. Karen koh
    February 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    Fishball

  18. Jasmine Koh
    February 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    Forgot to indicate beef!!

  19. February 14, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Sliced beef!

  20. February 14, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    Wagyu beef!!!

  21. February 14, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    Wagyu Beef!

  22. Shirley Lee
    February 14, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    SCALLOPS!!

  23. Renee
    February 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Beef slice, then dipped in raw egg

  24. Priscilla
    February 15, 2014 at 2:47 am #

    Certainly the Japanese Wagyu for me!

  25. Allolin Tan
    February 15, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    Inoki Mushroom and sliced beef with eggs.

  26. Wendy Tay
    February 15, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    sliced beef.

  27. Lilian Wu
    February 15, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    I choose moo moo beef and mushroom madness!

  28. February 15, 2014 at 4:18 am #

    Mushrooms!

  29. Bernadette Lim
    February 15, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Wagyu beef

  30. February 15, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    Favourite ingredient to go with hotpot… chikuwa!

  31. February 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Sliced beef!! drooling :3

  32. Guan Thye Sim
    February 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm #

    Chunks of Wagyu beef

  33. Alison
    February 16, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Daikon – simple cuts it for me

  34. February 16, 2014 at 4:23 am #

    Sliced beef!

  35. Bebe Gi Lee
    February 16, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    Enoki Mushroom

  36. February 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    Succulent Wagyu Beef definitely my favourite to go with hotpot! can't go without it!

  37. Amy Heng
    February 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    Shitake mushroom

  38. February 17, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    wagyu beef's the best! :)

  39. February 17, 2014 at 1:27 am #

    Favourite ingredient to go with hotpot is salmon.

  40. February 17, 2014 at 1:29 am #

    My favourite ingredient to go with hotpot is wagyu beef. :)

  41. Missy Grace L
    February 17, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    Crab meat

  42. Frandy Goh
    February 17, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    Mushroom FTW!

  43. Chay Hwai
    February 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Tang Hoon

  44. ivy
    February 17, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    tanghoon soaks up the delicious sauces!

  45. Amy Koh
    February 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    Mushrooms!!

  46. MenMen A
    February 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    Japanese Wagyu for me to go into the delicious soup base! 😀

  47. Oscar Chee
    February 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Wagyu beef

  48. February 20, 2014 at 7:05 am #

    Mushrooms !!

  49. Janette Tan
    February 20, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    give me wagyu beef any day and I'll be a happy girl ^_^

  50. February 20, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    the miso dashi is the best. i mean, what better way to start it all of with a great soup base <3

  51. Tan Janette
    February 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    give me wagyu beef any day and I’ll be a happy girl ^_^

  52. February 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    All i need for my hotpot to hit the jackpot is to have a darn good broth, with the perfect ingredient of sliced Kurobuta black pork collar, which after being shabu-ed will simply melt in the mouth! *Yums*

  53. February 20, 2014 at 7:26 am #

    yummmm the beef slices are the best!

  54. Jo Lyn
    February 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Japanese Wagyu Beef

  55. February 20, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    I can't take beef, but I always love pork ! Kurobuta black pork collar would be my number 1 best favourite ingredient ! <3 Thinking of it makes me drool… Slurps !

  56. Alex Toh
    February 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Japanese Wagyu and Australian Beef rib eye set….I wanna eat MEAT!!!

  57. Rosa
    February 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    맛있겠다!

  58. June Lee
    February 20, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    As long there’s beef!! =)

  59. February 20, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    Japanese Wagyu Beef

  60. Eunice Kong
    February 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    Japanese Wagyu

  61. Christine
    February 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Enoki mushrooms! Loves! though it sometimes sticks in my teeth but … awesome with any broth!

  62. Tan Yi Ying
    February 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    IT HAS TO BE Japanese Wagyu and Australian Beef rib eye!!!!

  63. Jacelyn Tan
    February 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    It has to be Wagyu Beef!

  64. Ng Kok Weng
    February 20, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    I like Japanese Wagyu beef in my ramen.

  65. Joanne Ho
    February 20, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    mushrooms!

  66. February 20, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Kurobuta black pork

  67. Stephen Tan
    February 20, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Wagyu Beef!

  68. brenda
    February 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    Japanese wagyu beef slices!

  69. February 20, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Japanese Kagoshima Wagyu

  70. cindy Tan
    February 20, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    Mushrooms & Sweet corn… Makes the broth very frangrance….

  71. February 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    i love Kurobuta Pork in my hotpot!! :)

  72. Cheryl Teo
    February 20, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Japanese Wagyu Beef!

  73. February 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    beef

  74. tiffany
    February 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    sliced beef

  75. Jamie
    February 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    Tang Hoon! It soaks the essence of the hotpot soup!

  76. peishan
    February 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    Pork collar is my favourite…

  77. Eugene Chen
    February 20, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    Silky tofu!! Slurps!

  78. Dionis Chua
    February 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    OH MY GOD! MEAT!!! i want to win!

  79. Allolin Tan
    February 21, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Inoki MushroomSsssss!

  80. pearlyn tan
    February 21, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Mushrooms and pork collar!! Slurps!!

  81. February 22, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Oh god i wanna win! O like luncheon meat !aha weird choice

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