We were on our way to the gym when we realized that silly ol' me forgot to bring along the Hubs' gym gear. So, after making that close-to-one-hour car ride from the office to the gym, we turned back around and went to Suntec for dinner instead. OMG, I'm such a bumbling mess. It's really all because of work, I tell ya, it's been quite crazy recently.
On our way to Suntec, Ernie called to join in on our dinner. We'd originally wanted to go to Crystal Jade Kitchen, but since Ernie said he'd just dined there that very afternoon, we chose Soup Restaurant instead. As you can well see, we're super accommodating to our friends. In any case, Soup Restaurant serves up really comforting and familiar local Chinese cze char fare and we weren't too particular about what we ate anyway.
We started off with Soup Restaurant's signature dish, the Samsui Ginger Chicken ($15.90 for small) with delicately poached chicken, served cool and fanned out in a pretty assemble. The chicken is smooth, light and almost refreshing. What sets Soup Restaurant's poached chicken apart from anywhere else is the potent and aromatic ginger and sesame oil dip, such a wonderful accompaniment to the chicken.
Our obligatory greens, the non-spicy Ah Por Fan Shu Leaves ($8.50), loosely translated to "grandma's sweet potato leaves". The soft greens were stir-fried simply with a rich black soya sauce, a little sweetish tinge to the savoury.
Soup Restaurant's Steamed Hand-Chopped Minced Pork ($8.90) is the best anywhere, the soft and chewy mince is contrasted with the crunch of the diced water chestnuts rolled into the mix. A sliced boiled salted egg yolk topped the homestyled dish and a light soy sauce provides a pool of flavour.
The Stewed Chicken Breast ($10.90) is nice paired with white rice, mostly because of the rich braising oyster sauce gravy, and the plentiful roasted pork chunking up the claypot.
Today's appetizer of Braised Peanuts ($2) arrived steaming hot, a welcome change to the usually tepid starter.
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City Mall #B1-059
Tel: 6333 9886
Open daily from 11.30am to 2.30pm for lunch; and 6pm to 10pm for dinner