The Soup Restaurant at Suntec City

Soup Restaurant Samsui Chicken

Soup Restaurant at Suntec City

The Soup Restaurant 三盅两件, which has its humble beginning in 1991 in a Chinatown shophouse, celebrated its 25th anniversary last year by opening several new outlets including one in the iconic Raffles Hotel. Soup Restaurant is now a business listed on the Singapore Exchange with many restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It has expanded its menu to introduce new dishes and even serves chili crab. The signature Samsui Ginger Chicken is still on the menu. We went to the Soup Restaurant at Suntec City to see if the delicious lush chicken dish was still as good as we remembered it to be.

Soup Restaurant at Suntec

Soup Restaurant at Suntec City

The first thing we noticed about the  Soup Restaurant at Suntec City was the elegant contemporary Chinese interior design. The atmosphere was still casual and inviting but the decor was quite a few notches up from the fairly basic and ordinary look of Soup Restaurant outlets we visited a few years back.

Soup Restaurant at Suntec

The menu has also been updated. Their popular dishes like sweet potato leaves, Samsui chicken and traditional soups are still on the menu. However, a wide range of typical Chinese restaurant dishes is now offered by the Soup Restaurant. Tofu, vegetables, fish, seafood and meats prepared in a variety of styles are available together with rich and noodle dishes like Hokkien mee and Penang fried mee sua. Below are a few pictures of random sections of the menu of Soup Restaurant.

Soup Restaurant Menu

Soup Restaurant at Suntec City Menu

Soup Restaurant at Suntec Menu

Two of us went to the Soup Restaurant at Suntec City for dinner. We wanted to have the Samsui Ginger Chicken, which came in 2 sizes – Large or Larger,  which meant we could not  really order much else if we did not want to stuff ourselves or waste food. We ended up ordering the smaller portion of Samsui Ginger Chicken ($19.90) and Kang Kong with Fermented Bean Sauce ($8.90) as well as plain rice ($1.20 per bowl). Tea was $2.50 per person and the usual Chinese restaurants charges for appetizers and wet towels would apply. GST and service charge would be added on top of all that.

Soup Restaurant Samsui Chicken

The Samsui Ginger Chicken was nicely presented with a bowl of the secret recipe ginger sauce in the centre of a large plate ringed by pieces of steamed chicken and cucumber slices. Fresh cabbage leaves were served on a separate plate.

Soup Restaurant Samsui Ginger Chicken

The Samsui Ginger Chicken could be enjoyed in a number of different ways. The succulent steamed chicken could be eaten on its own or with plain rice. It was lightly seasoned but was tasty. The chicken could be eaten with the special sauce of ginger and sesame oil. The fragrant ginger sauce was not just a dip. The sauce was the essence of the Samsui Ginger Chicken dish. It added layers of taste to the chicken; transforming the steamed chicken into a really enjoyable delicacy. We could also wrap the chicken with a generous amount of ginger sauce in the lettuce leaves. The refreshing and crunchy lettuce combined well with the strong ginger sauce. There was a contrast of textures and each bite was delightful.

The Soup Restaurant Singapore

Soup Restaurant Samsui Ginger Chicken

The stir-fried Kang Kong was a simple fuss-free dish. The hollow-stemmed vegetables were cooked just right to retain a nice crunchiness. The light, savoury and flavourful fermented bean sauce brought simple tasty goodness to the humble vegetable dish.

The Soup Restaurant Vegetables

We wish Soup Restaurant would serve their Samsui Ginger Chicken in smaller portion. The chicken was still as good as we remembered it to be but we would like to try more of their other dishes. The Soup Restaurant now has quite an extensive menu with a number of interesting dishes. The prices are quite reasonable. We would certainly like to visit the Soup Restaurant again to try other items on their menu.

The Soup Restaurant Singapore

Ratings:
Food: 3
Service : 3
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs 3 Tops

 

三盅两件 The Soup Restaurant
Suntec City Branch
3 Temasek Blvd, 122 Suntec City Mall,
Singapore 038983

Tel: : +65 6333 9886

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11.30 am – 2.30 pm
Dinner: 5.30 pm – 10 pm
Sat,Sun,PH : 11.30 am – 10 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Esplanade, City Hall, Promenade

www.souprestaurant.com.sg

 

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2 Comments

  1. totally agree with having the chicken in smaller portion even if price is tag little costly or at least medium portion and customer is willing to pay extra and having other side dishes,its a bonus why not and wont loose renevue if I have this thinking manner.thank you.

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