450 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #01-10 Toa Payoh Entertainment Centre, Singapore 319194
Tel: 6352 2889
Having eaten the famous Samsui Chicken, a signature dish at Soup Restaurant a few years back, I was not impressed. Hence I decided to give it another go today, with 3 other foodie friends.
A Chinese restaurant rich in Oriental decor and served by polite crew, Soup Restaurant offers a variety of Chinese dishes at reasonable prices.
Dinner began with Samsui Chicken (SGD$17.90 for small), neatly chopped tender, moistened steamed chicken arranged artfully with cucumber sliced around the plate, and served with their special pound ginger dip. Tasty and succulent, I actually liked it a lot better this time round.
Then Sweet Sour Pork with Pineapple (SGD$12.90), consisting of small pieces of crispy pork marinated to give it a nice tangy taste.
Tofu Prawns (SGD$17.90 for small) was drenched in gravy that bore an uncanny resemblance to chilli crab sauce. In fact, the taste of the gravy was like a toned-down, non-spicy, much-sweeter version of the familiar local chilli crab gravy we all know. I enjoyed this sweet, sour gravy with egg beaten in, as well as the springy prawns and soft egg tofu rounds.
A plate of Fried French Beans with Minced Meat (SGD$10.90) balanced the meaty meal with its crisp, crunchy sweetness.
We also had starters of Spicy Wings (SGD$4.50) that comprised of crackling skin, tender flesh but bland taste - spiciness was not quite detectable, unfortunately.
Finally, a small tray of Steamed Siew Mai (SGD$3.90) concluded the meal. Being steamed using metal trays instead of wooden trays might have affected the taste? I dont know, but we knew it wouldnt be a dish we'll order again if we return.