We're trying to eat lightly in the week leading up to the Chinese New Year festivities. A sort of balancing act to counter the amount of sinful, indulgent, artery-clogging feasting come 31 January 2014.
Soup Restaurant fits the bill nicely in our bid to eat a little more healthily this week. They have a rotating stable of traditional soups that are wholesome, as well as a range of double-boiled herbal soups that are nourishing, and their heritage fare tends to the simple and homespun.
The Beggar Bowl Steamed Rice ($5.90), loaded with blanched kailan, sauteed chicken and Chinese sausages, was indeed a humble dish. A side of thick gooey black soy imparts just that little bit of flavour to the plain rice.
The Traditional Boiled Soup-of-the-Day ($15.90 for 2-4pax) was a sweet corn, carrot & pork rib soup. Delicate, yet with sweetness and depth of flavour from the simmered corn and stewed carrots, this was very comforting.
290 Orchard Road
Open daily from 10am to 11pm