We'd originally wanted to go to Seah Street Deli for dinner but it was closed. I find it weird that an in-house restaurant at one of Singapore's most distinguished hotels is only open 5 days in a week (it's closed Sundays and Mondays). I would have thought that a 5-star hotel like Raffles would make it a policy that all their restaurants are open every day of the week.
Never mind that, we went across the street to Soup Restaurant for a healthy, light meal instead.
I always try to make it a point to order Soup Restaurant's Traditional Boiled Soup of the Day. It's light, delicate and always has a wholesome appeal to it. Today's soup was the lotus root and pork ribs soup ($12.90 for medium), refreshingly devoid of any MSG-taste, and very light, to the point it was almost plain. Still, this made for a a very homestyle comforting bowl of broth.
The San Yu Fish Slices Fried with Ginger and Spring Onion ($10.90) was equally light in flavour, thick slices of fresh fish were coated slightly with sprigs of spring onions and roasted ginger. Simple and tasty.
The Poached Baby Spinach with Conpoy in Century & Salted Egg Stock ($12.90) had a uniquely thickened stock base, with salted egg yolk stirred into the soup stock mix for a slightly grainy texture and eggy flavour.
The Samsui Ginger Chicken ($15.90 for small), a must-try here, was served, as usual, refreshingly chilled. Lightly poached but not stinging on flavour, the chicken was smooth, succulent and tasty.
Soup Restaurant's signature appetizers of braised peanuts ($2), soft, mushy and flavoursome.
39 Seah Street
Tel: 6333 9388
Open daily from 12pm to 2.30pm for lunch and 5.30pm to 10pm for dinner