Last Updated: January 22, 2021
While I love the bottomless plates of food that is always present during Chinese New Year, the one thing I don’t love is the nosy relatives. You know, the Uncle or Auntie that wants to poke and prod at your career and work-life until you fall into the pits of an existential crisis. Well, seeing as there are some restrictions this year, why not make full use of it?
No more tussling with relative and squirmy baby cousins. Have yourself a cosy, little steamboat for two where you can enjoy food in silence. We found 5 Steamboat Pots that on Shopee that are perfect for your CNY gathering for two.
I think I have to be getting older when words like ‘multi-functional’ trigger such an auntie response in me. The Lotor Multi-functional Mini Electric Cooker (S$31) is not just perfect for a party of two, in fact, it’s perfect for a party of one. Have yourself a personal hotpot or shabu shabu all to yourself. Or if you and your other steamboat buddy can get one each and have two different types of steamboats, all while chilling in front of Netflix. How’s that for a party?
Will wonder ever cease with Shopee? This 2-in-1 BBQ Grill + Steamboat Korean Hot Pot (S$35.90 – S$55.90) is quite possibly the best invention ever. A KBBQ or any BBQ really and a steamboat all rolled into one handy device — just take my money I’d say.
Okay, now they’ve really done it. This MINI Hot Pot (S$28.80) only measures 34cm by 22cm by 8cm, so this is truly ideal for two not-so-hungry individuals and one very ravenous person. There is nothing this pot cannot do, from the basic hot pot and barbecue to the more impressive baking and roasting. Plus, it’s pink too.
Or, if you want to keep things simple, then this 2-in-1 Steamboat BBQ Hotpot Mookata Cooker Pot (S$34.90). As far as Mookata goes, nothing beats having it in the comfort of your home. This handy pot comes with ample grill space and a spacious centre portion for all your steam boast goodness.
With five heat settings, a non-stick pan that is easy to clean. This one does seem like a no-brainer for Chinese New Year.
Alright, so don’t overthink it. Let’s pare it down and keep it simple with the 6L Mandarin Duck Steamboat Electric Hot Pot (S$27.90). An ever-useful yuan-yang design to accommodate two different types of stock and a more than generous 6L capacity you can put as many radishes as you want without worrying about spillage.
Yes, Chinese New Year Steamboat has never sounded more perfect.