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Soup Restaurant (Hougang Mall)

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Located at Hougang Mall, Soup Restaurant specializes in serving Chinese cuisine.

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 14:30

Mon - Fri: 17:30 - 22:00

Sat, Sun &: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 63866188
$20 based on 15 submissions
Children/Family (8 votes), Dinner (8 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (4 votes)
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Soup Restaurant- Yummzz

The Soup Restaurant is a nice place to eat Chinese food. Have a look at photos: http://mrupupup.blogspot.sg/2012/07/soup-restaurant-at-hougang-mall.html

Mrupupup really enjoyed their signature dish - samsui ginger chicken, really nice! Mrupupup ordered the 3 persons set although there were four people (which was enough for us). The Soup Restaurant is located at the 2nd floor of Hougang Mall. Soup Restaurant has many outlets in Singapore. The dinner set included samsui ginger chicken, olive rice, beancurd in a claypot, lotus root with pork ribs soup, minced meat with egg yolk steamed and stir fried potato leaves. Samsui ginger chicken also comes with fresh lettuce to wrap the chicken with the ginger and garlic sauce. Soup Restaurant sure makes a healthy meal. The service at Soup Restaurant was good and fast. Yummzz!

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16 May 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Heads they win, Tails we lose

Seven of us went to Soup Restaurant in Hougang Mall to celebrate a 21st Birthday. It was a singular experience.

We called ahead, and they told us "No reservations", that the resturant would be full, and that we should expect to wait. What nonsense. The restaurant was half empty when we arrived.

OK, we guess. Maybe they are conservative and want to manage our expectations. As we sit down, we are given a menu with just 2 choices!! Celebration set menu or Appreciation set menu. No a la carte. Service staff could not speak English, and were clearly expecting us to select just one. Requests to modify the menu were declined abruptly and almost rudely, and all throughout, the service staff gave us the impression that we were wasting their time. Perhaps Soup Restaurant hopes that keeping to two items on the menu, patrons can quickly toss a coin to decide. But in that case, surely Soup Restaurant can afford to supply the coin??

Here comes the food. Samsui chicken, three-egg spinach dish, and some kind of braised duck met expectations. Chilli prawns were a sorry mess, and clearly the prawns had seen better days. Perhaps they were recycled from some other branch? And, No Soup Restaurant, you cannot hide stale prawns by dousing them with copious quantities of corn starch. We sent it back, and like a boomerang, the dish returned, reheated and just as bad.

Service is abysmal. To get our tea topped up, we have to wait while the service staff cleared the table next to us. Perhaps Soup Restaurant was concerned that if they didn't clear the crockery quickly, we might get so upset with the lack of service that we would break some of them? They can rest easy. We had no such intention. In fact, with the objective of reciprocating something good for something bad, we hope that this review will enlighten both patrons and staff - one to stay far far away, and the other to get their act together.

As the title of this review says, we left Soup Restaurant thinking "Heads they win, tails we lose"....

PS: The review process requires us to state what the restuarant is suitable for. As none of them apply, we have ticked "take away". We hope there iss something Soup Restaurant can take away from this review. Failing which, we hope that the restaurant itself will be taken away.
The management of Soup Restaurant responded to this review:
21 May 2014
Dear Mr Ng,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies for your frustrating experience at Soup Restaurant. We are looking into the service issues that you have raised as customer satisfaction is our utmost priority and every customer is important to us.

Regarding your point about the lack of menu choices, we have a practice of offering special set menus during festive periods such as Chinese New Year, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The Celebration Set Menu and Appreciation Set Menu were part of our Mother’s Day special set menus. A la carte menus are available on all other days.

Our customer service representative has contacted you to follow up on your concerns. Once again, we thank you for your constructive feedback.
29 Sep 2012 • 10 reviews • 16 followers

Set Dinner

I had a set dinner for 6 pax with my family. No doubt, the service is good and environment is cooling.

Samsui Chicken - Still the BEST. Must try dish in Soup Restaurant.

Root Lotus Soup - Tasted too salted for the soup.

Yang Chow Fried Rice - Still Maintaining, can be Better.

Salad Prawn - The prawn is either not fresh or overcooked. The bite on the prawn is hard.

Sweet potato leaves - Still good and nice.

Tofu - Too tasty with the gravy.

Sliced Fish - Average --

11 Jul 2012 • 111 reviews • 1 follower

Soup Restaurant- Yummzz

The Soup Restaurant is a nice place to eat Chinese food. Have a look at photos: http://mrupupup.blogspot.sg/2012/07/soup-restaurant-at-hougang-mall.html

Mrupupup really enjoyed their signature dish - samsui ginger chicken, really nice! Mrupupup ordered the 3 persons set although there were four people (which was enough for us). The Soup Restaurant is located at the 2nd floor of Hougang Mall. Soup Restaurant has many outlets in Singapore. The dinner set included samsui ginger chicken, olive rice, beancurd in a claypot, lotus root with pork ribs soup, minced meat with egg yolk steamed and stir fried potato leaves. Samsui ginger chicken also comes with fresh lettuce to wrap the chicken with the ginger and garlic sauce. Soup Restaurant sure makes a healthy meal. The service at Soup Restaurant was good and fast. Yummzz!

11 Jan 2010 • 450 reviews • 0 follower

Samsui Ginger Chicken!

We love their Samsui Ginger Chicken, Ah Kin Fan Shu Leaves, Beggar Ribs and Lingzhi Lean Pork Soup! We have been ordering the same dishes during our repeated visits for so many times that even the servers remember that. Anyway, nice ambience aside, their chairs aren't very comfortable though, and service wise, good but overly efficient. We noticed that they tend to clear the tables as soon as we finished our food and that applies to many of their outlets.
19 Oct 2008 • 219 reviews • 16 followers

Not bad~

Went there with my family for a Friday dinner; not too crowdeded :D

The seating inside is more comfortable as the outside seats are arranged in such a way that you'll be elbowed by fellow diners going to the tables past you and service staff serving the said tables.

Soup of the day ($12) - the medium size one, more than enough for 4 pax. That day was pork ribs and lotus root, which was not bad and tasted quite full bodied (although my mum said its full of MSG but I just can't taste it).

French beans with minced meat ($10) - wok-fried nicely with the beans still crunchy. Plus, not too oily, a crime that other places tend to commit.

Salad prawn ($16) - a little expensive for the portions. Still,the prawns were fresh and came with a nicely deep fried batter, mixed with some mayo. I would have preferred they drizzle the mayo on top rather than mix it in though.

Yang Chow fried rice ($10) - I have to admit I have no idea what's "Yang Chow" anymore because restaurants like to name their 'chap-ba-lang" rice Yang Chow Fried Rice. This one was just normal with usual mix veg and egg, and a tad oily for my liking, although it had a faint 'wok hei'.

Samsui chicken ($12) - medium size too. I've never really fancy this signature dish of theirs actually, but my sis loves it. That said, it is a healthy dish, good for low-carb fans. Its cold lean chicken meat served with sliced cucumber, lettuce, and a ginger / garlic mix. You're supposed to wrap the chicken in lettuce, add cucumber, and top it off with the ginger-garlic mix. The strange sounding combination actually tastes quite nice together, and it is very light on the palette. Reminds me of Peking duck but this is much healthier.

Being in the heartland makes this place a bit pricey in comparison but good for special dinners with mums and dads. Beware though, if you're unlucky, you might get grouchy rude China-national service staff. Also, food quality is not consistent as my last visit was much worse off. Depends on the chef or mood of the chef I guess.