I quite liked the laksa broth for steamboat here (404 Telok Blangah Road, tel : + 65 6275 7069). It had initially appeared to be a little thin, but the wisdom of that was that after some cooking, it thickens up. Considerably. Unfortunately, that was all about it that was really appealing for me. The dishes weren't of even good quality and the plates of relatively tasteless meat were too thin even for shabu shabu standards. Certainly didn't like the powdery tasting pig livers that they served. Most of the options were pretty run of the mill. If that was the quality of food we were getting charged for a la carte orders, I would think that the cheap steamboat joints along Beach Road would be a better bang for buck.