Now that the CNY festivities has well and truly died down, we thought we'd do our digestive system a favour and detox a little bit with the help of Chinese herbal soups. So we made a beeline for Soup Restaurant, our go-to place for some double-boiled wholesomeness.
The Double-Boiled Black Chicken Soup ($7.90), with puk kay and tong sam, is a mellow, sweet-ish soup that immediately transported me back to my maternal gran's kitchen. Best of all, this soup reduces blood pressure and has a slimming effect.
The calming Double Boiled Lingzhi Pork Ribs Soup ($7.50) has a distinct earthy overtone with the nutritious mushroom. Wolfberries, gingko nuts and walnuts lend nutty sweetness.
The Claypot Tofu ($8) may be damn small a portion, but the beancurd is smooth as silk and sea cucumber-laden sauce just so luscious.
The Teochew Olive Rice ($5.90) pales in comparison to the one at The Lawn in terms of flavour. It was just as well, we're trying to lay off the sodium anyway.
The Boiled Peanuts ($2) appetizer, served warm, is addictively good. Not exactly the healthiest thing, but so worth it.
290 Orchard Road
Open daily from 10am to 11pm