The Soup Spoon Union, Vivocity

The Soup Spoon has come a long way from its humble origins as a purveyor of wholesome hearty soups. It's now a chain restaurant with 5 distinct concepts, a smart diversification to capture a larger market share of local diners. 

The Soup Spoon Union Square is a canteen-like, self-serviced eatery that houses a combination of their concepts under one roof. Together with mothership The Soup Spoon, there's The Handburger, for well-rounded handcrafted burgers; The Grill Knife, for sizzling meats and seafood straight off the barbie; and The Salad Fork, for fibre-rich clean eating.

The baby of The Soup Spoon empire, and a recent addition to the food basement of Vivocity, The Soup Spoon Union co-ops The Soup Spoon, The Handburger, and The Grill Knife. Its production-line efficiency, substantive sets, decent fare, and wallet-friendly prices, make for brisk business. 

From The Handburger, The Original Set ($13.80 for set), a juicy stack of New Zealand grass-fed prime beef, melty cheese, grilled onions, honey mustard, was classic done right. This was sided by a house caesar salad, and a choice of 4 drinks.

From The Soup Spoon, the Chicken & Mushroom Flatbread Set ($11.50), was a petite toasted pita stuffed with grilled white button mushrooms, roasted chicken breast, tomatoes, arugula, and a yoghurt dressing...

with a medium-sized Roasted Pumpkin Soup and a choice of 4 drinks. I thought this was well-balanced, delicate and nuanced in its sweetness, but a friend thought it was too bland. 

From The Grill Knife, the Chicken Combo Set ($13.80) was chicken breast with portobello mushroom, both grilled to a moist perfection. This was served with a side of cauliflower rice with quinoa and edamame, and blanketed in a creamy mushroom sauce

The Soup Spoon Union Square
1 Harbourfront Walk
B2-37 Vivocity
Tel: 6274 1979
Open Mondays to Thursdays from 11am to 10pm;
Fridays from 11am to 10.30pm;
Saturdays from 10am to 10.30pm;
Sundays from 10am to 10pm
Website: www.thesoupspoon.com

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