Souper Tang is a chain of restaurants in Malaysia. Based on the information on their website, they have about 20 outlets, mostly in Johore and Kuala Lumpur. The Souper Tang Singapore outlet in Centrepoint, Orchard Road is their first foray into Singapore. This restaurant group specialises in developing “soups that not only taste great but also have healing benefits to restore and rebalance the body. In our busy lives, soups are nourishing for vitality and life.” We stopped by the newly opened Centrepoint restaurant for some nourishment.
The Centrepoint mall is undergoing a major revamp. A part of level 2 is shaping up as a food destination. A few large restaurants have clustered here, including Song Fa Bak Kut Teh and Ministry of Food. Souper Tang is the latest arrival. It is a simply decorated place. Expect comfortable but not luxurious. Here are pictures of some portions of the Souper Tang Singapore menu. The soups obviously are the stars and they take up most of the menu but there are enough non-soup items to interest those who just want to eat.
We were there in the evening and many of the soups were sold out. We settled on the Scholar Excellence Soup $15.90 to refresh our brain cells and stop aging. It tasted like chicken soup with no herbal taste. We found it very salty.
The mee suah with herbs and ginger wine ($11.90) looked like a bowl of soba from a Japanese restaurant. The soup was a tad too salty, but the overall taste was good. It contained a generous serving of mee suah noodles, chunks of chicken and a fried egg. This can be a complete meal for most people. There was hardly any herbal or ginger taste, it was like a nice bowl of noodles.
We also tried the “must try” Souper braised pork rice ($10.90). This was basically a small pot of rice with a thin layer of braised minced pork on top. The braised meat had a very good complex taste, but the meat content was low and the gravy was very oily. The best part of this item was the accompanying small cup of soup. The vegetable soup was light and enjoyable.
The water chestnut drink ($4.90) had an authentic water chestnut taste but was very sweet. Overall, Souper Tang Singapore is a welcome addition to the Singapore dining scene as its dishes are quite unlike those that are common here, although some of the items that we tried that day to were too salty or oily. Perhaps the solution is to stick to the noodles or the cooked food dishes and eat them with steamed rice. Service was friendly and sincere but patchy.
The most important question is – did the soup work? It’s hard to say from just one soup, although I must say that when we got to the underground carpark, there was none of the usual searching. We located the car with pinpoint certainty. A positive consequence or just a coincidence?
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Souper Tang Singapore
The Centrepoint Mall
176 Orchard Road #02-52 & 02-K01
Tel: +65 6737 6772
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset