Sunday, June 29, 2008
Never thought that drinking soup only is fit for a meal? Think again. The Soup Spoon offers a variety of decent tasting soups that are heavy in ingredients. The soups come in different sizes and you can even upgrade it to a bread bowl. If you are really really hungry, they have sandwiches and sides to go along too.
My girlfriend and I went to the Raffles City outlet and it was fully packed near 7pm. Service was fast and friendly but I had a little trouble communicating with the foriegn staffs.
Tokyo Chicken Stew (Regular) combo meal, with half wrap Indochine Prawn and Iced Tea ($9.60)
I actually had a craving for their Boston Clam Chowder but alas, it was already sold out. I had to settle for the chicken stew and wasn't disappointed. The asian soup was filled full of tender chicken pieces and vegetables such as shitake, enoki mushrooms, bamboo shoots and lotus roots. The soup base was warming hot and hearty, tasty to the very last drop!
The prawn wrap was abit too "raw" for me though, I wasn't pointing to the prawns (crunchy!) but to the many types of vegetables not at least being boiled. The sesame dressing could be served more generously too. The wrap ended up a tad too bland and "grass-like".
Mushroom Chicken with puff pastry, mesclun salad and Iced Tea($10.80)
The puff pastry was slightly too dry and crispy, which resulted in crumbs flying when my girlfriend poked her fork in. The cream-based soup tasted pretty well with much chicken, carrots and mushroom bits. The salad was nothing to rave about but rather refreshing as a side.
Total bill for two was $20.40. Remember to get their loyalty card as every $5 spent warrants a stamp, redeeming a can drink at the 6 stampmark and a free Grande-sized soup at the 12 stampmark.
Pleasent surprise from the chicken stew, but improvements to be made on its wrap and puff pastry. Will be back for my fix of clam chowder!