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This particular outlet has a very "old Chinese teahouse" feel, with its conservation shophouse surroundings, traditional Oriental design, timber lattice details and ornate wooden Chinese furniture. Very old-school, very quaint. It's like stepping into a Chinese period drama.
1) Samsui Ginger Chicken ($14.80) - boneless tender chicken lightly dressed with a soy and sesame oil mix. Throw in a kickass minced ginger and sesame oil dip, with refreshingly crisp lettuce and you've got a winning combination of aromatic and tasty flavours and textures
2) Stewed Chicken Breast with Roast Pork and Tofu ($10.80) - I liked everything on the claypot, save for the chicken breast bits, they were tiny and tough, like they'd been re-fried
3) Ah Kon Fan Shu Leaves ($8) sweet potato leaves fried with sambal chilli. The sambal, despite its fiery hue, was mildly spicy
4) Steamed Hand-Chopped Minced Pork with Salted Egg ($8.50), with water chestnut adding texture to the coarsely chopped mince. This was light and delicate
Here's a good place for a traditional family meal. Everything must try especially the Samsui Chicken cooked tender and juicy and served with their fantastic ginger/ garlic sauce. The soups are yummy and nutritious too.
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Steamed Hand Chopped Minced Pork 马蹄蒸手剁肉饼 ($8.50) -Though it was claimed that only 30 servings are made each day, we couldn’t really appreciate any uniqueness about this dish. On first glace, our initial impression was that it would be rather salty. But it turned out otherwise. Flavours wise, it wasn’t all that strong and as expected, the addition of water chestnuts into the minced pork provided the extra crunchiness.
Poached Baby Spinach with Conpoy in Century and Salted Egg Stock 瑶柱金银蛋苋菜苗 ($12.90) – A rather mediocre dish. Nothing too mind blowing.
Soup Restaurant’s specialty is their Samsui Ginger Chicken 三水姜茸鸡 ($15.90). The chicken was served boneless, which made consumption convenient. The meat was tender, without much seasoning. The ginger garlic sauce was very refreshing and was a good compliment to the slightly bland chicken meat. It wasn’t all too overpowering with ginger or garlic taste, yet still being fragrant and tasty. This does remind us of the typical chicken rice found in hawker centres, but this was less oily and seemingly healthier.