Soups


All types of soups, from Chinese herbal and tonic soups to English-style oxtail stew soup to Indian-Muslim soup kambing / tulang (mutton soup with bone marrow).

Koh Choon Seng Teochew Delicacies

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Teochew

Located at #01-32 China Square Food Centre, 51 Telok Ayer Street., Singapore 48441
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Rochor Duck Rice (Shi Quan Ya Tang) 梧槽鸭饭 (十全鸭汤 / 羊肉汤)

Rochor Duck Rice
Rochor Duck Rice is found along Beach Road opposite the Concourse Residences
braised ducks and dishes
Their braised duck and side dishes are good. But it's the herbal soups that they're known for. Hey ! is that Bruce Lee in the photo at the bottom ? ;-)
porridge dishes
Did someone ever say that good food comes from pot-bellied chefs ?
braised duck and other dishes
Here it is gentlemen, dinner is served ! Braised duck, hay chor (minced prawn sausages), tau kee (beancurd skin) and more.
herbal duck soup
And tonight's special - Rochor Duck Rice's shiquan herbal duck soup.

Categories: Chinese, Duck Rice, Mutton Soup (Chinese), Soups, Hawker

Located at 327 Beach Road., Singapore 199560
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This stall has been featured in Yummy King and other media reports. Well, I managed to ramble down to it on a Saturday evening with some friends and tried out their herbal duck soup, braised duck and other side dishes. The food was quite tasty, the duck decently braised and the soup was well cooked (many hours I'm sure), so much so that the duck meat slipped off their bones easily. Piece of cake for those with lazy jaws :). The specialty of this shop (nestled in an old shophouse on the periphery of Kampong Glam and opposite the Concourse Residences) is its herbal soups, specifically its Shi Quan Ya Tang (十全鸭汤) which means 'complete duck soup' - a reference to the range of herbs and spices used in its brewing. And the verdict is ...... POWER ! I don't know the ingredients (ok, I do have some idea) but the soup dishes sure give a helluva strong kick to the tastebuds and senses. I think it is also what the Chinese elderly like to call 'heaty' - full of yang energy if it is to be so believed :) So be warned, this is hot stuff.
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Pek Kio Seafood Delight

Pek Kio Market & Food Centre
Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, as seen here from the HDB carpark across Owen Road

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Seafood

Located at #01-35 Cambridge Road Market & Cooked Food Centre, Blk 41A Cambridge Road, Singapore 211041
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This stall sells seafood but specializes in fish soups. Popular dishes here include the standard fish soup (batang fish) and the red grouper fish head soup.
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黄亚细肉骨茶餐室 Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House

Hong Building
Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup is located in a corner of Hong Building near the end of Rangoon Road.
Hong Building
By 3pm, Ng Ah Sio is closed for the day
Ng Ah Sio wireless PDA
My my, look at uncle's shiny gargantuan gold ring. Oh btw, the nifty gadget with the flip is an HP PDA which zips your order over Wifi to the kitchen. Cool eh ?
bak kut teh
The ensemble of traditional bak kut teh dishes - the ribs soup, braised groundnuts, youtiao and vegetables
fragrant chinese tea
Try the chinese tea which is not the usual tiekuanyin but a fragrant brew that leaves a sweet aftertaste

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at Hong Building, 208 Rangoon Road., Singapore 218453
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This is the famous stall that made the headlines in Singapore and Hongkong in July 2006, when it refused to open beyond its usual operating hours to serve Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang. It made the news again in January 2007, when ex-Prime Minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, 4 months after his ousting in a military coup, made his way here for lunch in a visit to Singapore. He reportedly ate with an entourage of 17 and after that gave the thumbs up to Mr Ng, the shop owner. What more can I say ? And where else can you pay less than $10 for a meal and maybe get to eat beside the movers and shakers of Asia ? Right here at this little corner of Rangoon Road.
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可顺记小吃店 (肉骨茶 Bak Kut Teh)

Ke Shun Ji Bak Kut Teh
Ke Shun Ji Bak Kut Teh is at Turf City's central entrance.
bak kut teh
$4.50 for this bowl of bak kut teh with rice.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-53 Turf City, 200 Turf Club Road., Singapore 287994
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This nondescript open-air bak kut teh stall/shop was discovered near the central entrance of Turf City shopping mall. Serves up a decent bowl of pepper-garlic-style pork ribs soup for $4. Also sells braised pig trotters (卤猪脚).
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Hock Kee (Lor 8) Bak Kut Teh 福记(八巷)肉骨茶

bak kut teh
A bowl of pork ribs soup from Hock Kee at Block 210 Food Centre, Toa Payoh Lorong 8
pig's innards
Mixed plate of pig's tripe, intestines and innards, braised eggs, taupok and doufu
braised pig trotter
A very meaty piece of braised pig trotter.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-115 Market & Food Centre, Block 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8., Singapore 310210
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The bak kut teh here is the clear and peppery type, although the spiciness of the peppercorns used is very mild and weak. The pork rib meat was done just right, tender (seemingly from long slow-cooking) and not overly stiff like what you usually get at the Balestier Road stalls. Overall, this stall is one of the better choices for BKT and braised pork trotters in and around the Toa Payoh region. $30+ will get you and 3 companions a full meal - a generously-sized braised pork trotter; 4 bowls of pork rib soup; a plate of mixed pig tripe/intestines/innards, tofu and braised eggs; one plate of steamed peanuts; a plate of garlicky (lightly) salted vegetables; and rice per pax. Incredible value for money !
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333 肉骨茶 Bak Kut Teh

333 Bak Kut Teh
333 Bak Kut Teh is open 24-hrs and located in front of a bus-stop
bak kut teh
The standard bowl costs $4.50
spare ribs bak kut teh
The spare ribs soup bowl costs $6.50 - very sparing indeed !
chilli xiao bai cai
Slurp ! The stir-fried xiao bai chai with chilli was quite tasty

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, 24hrs, Soups

Located at 333 Balestier Road., Singapore 329765
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This 24-hours bak kut teh shop is found next to a bus stop along Balestier Road. I found prices here quite unjustified when benchmarked against Founder's (unit 347 a minute's walk away). The usual BKT bowl costs $4.50 and the not-so-generous spare ribs soup cost $6.50. The chye buay (preserved vegetables) costs $2 - double that of Founder's (as at this time - early 2007). To be fair, most of the side dishes were rather well-cooked and tasty. Would I come again ? not likely given the many other BKT choices in this area. Also, I'd rather try the late-night porridge supper buffet at Quality Hotel not far from here.
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Founder Rou Gu Cha Cafeteria 发起人肉骨茶餐馆

New Orchid Hotel
New Orchid Hotel is next to Goodwill Mansion, and where Founder Bak Kut Teh is located
bak kut teh
The standard bak kut teh serving is $5 (excl. rice). Quite reasonable considering that meat portions are above average and you get to eat in air-conditioned comfort

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at 347 Balestier Road (New Orchid Hotel), Singapore 329777
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Located at the first floor of a budget hotel and opposite the Shaw Plaza, this air-conditioned pork ribs soup restaurant is popular with food lovers and the queue starts forming from dinner time until as late as 10pm, even on weekdays. Overall quality has been maintained over the years. Go also to see the photo posters of movie stars and celebrities from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan having their food at this restaurant. Tel:6352-6192.
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Lao Ah Di 老亚弟肉骨茶

Lao Ah Di Bak Kut Teh
Lao Ah Di is located in an HDB coffeeshop in a curved HDB block between Bendemeer Road and Serangoon Road.
Boon Keng MRT (NE9)
Lao Ah Di's shop is not far from the NEL's Boon Keng (NE9) MRT station, which means it is also near the Bendemeer Block 29 Food Centre.
bak kut teh
$5 brings you this bowl of pork ribs soup, a bowl of rice, a saucer of fresh chilli in black soy sauce and a plastic-wrapped wet serviette.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-67 Block 34 Whampoa West., Singapore 330034
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Lao Ah Di's bak kut teh (pork ribs soup) belongs to the clear-peppery-style category. The meat was rather bland and tasteless and you'll need the black soy sauce and chilli they provide in the small saucer. The soup, though, was sufficiently peppery without being overly spicy. The whole cloves of garlic in the soup no doubt helped as well. Open from 7am to 3pm, and closed on Mondays.
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Md Ghani Mutton Soup Specialist

Md Ghani Mutton Soup Specialist
Md Ghani Mutton Soup Specialist is two units away from Razack's stall
sop tulang
The standard bowl of mutton soup (sop tulang isi) costs $3.50 with a plate of french loaf bread

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Mutton Soup (Indian Muslim), Soups

Located at #01-1167B Upper Boon Keng Rd Mkt and Hawker Centre, Blk 17 Upper Boon Keng Rd, Singapore 380017
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You can order a range of mutton soups here including sop kaki(leg bone) and sop lidah(tongue). The sup tulang (or sop tulang as the stall spells it) here tastes just right - not too thick or strong on the mutton smell, nor too watery - with a smooth texture and not very oily. I wasn't able to discern much difference between this stall's and the other (Razack's) two units away. It could well be that both stalls use the same recipes and methods of cooking, almost as if their bowls of mutton soup were served from the same big pot !
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Kin Turtle Soup

Categories: Chinese, Turtle Soup, Soups

Located at 659/661 Geylang Road (off Lorong 35) Sin Huat Eating House, Singapore 389589
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Emperor's Soups 御用汤之家

Emperor's Soup Restaurant
Emperor's Soup Restaurant

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Cantonese

Located at 348 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427597
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Tel:6440-8348. This restaurant is set up by a former head of the Pine Court restaurant at Mandarin Hotel, which perhaps explains the reason for the name Emperor.
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永记肉骨茶 Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh

Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh
Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh is in Teck Ghee Court Market and Food Centre opposite Bishan Park.
Bak Kut Teh
Eng Kee's bak kut teh has generous servings of pork rib meat and the soup is refreshingly peppery.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-04 Teck Ghee Court Mkt and Food Centre, Blk 341 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 560341
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夕阳炖品

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Hawker

Located at Blk 728 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 560728
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Seng Kee Bak Kut Teh 成记肉骨茶

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-06 Chong Boon Market and Cooked Food Centre, 453A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 561453
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The bak kut teh here comes with bony pieces of pork and is really run-of-the-mill and disappointing. The braised pig trotters does better and is a more popular choice among diners. Don't confuse this stall with Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh, located at Block 341 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, which is a better choice by far.
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Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh 裕城肉骨茶

Block 347 Jurong East Avenue 1 Food Centre
Block 347 Jurong East Avenue 1 Market & Food Centre. This picture was taken from the opposite HDB block. At the top of the photo is Jurong Lake which includes the Chinese Garden.
Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh
Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh occupies three units (from #01-221) of normal hawker stall space at Yuhua Place Block 347 market and food centre.
bak kut teh (pork ribs soup)
What you see here is the $4 bowl of standard bak kut soup with rice. Soup top-ups are free.
bak kut teh (pork ribs soup)
A closer look at the pork ribs in the standard $4 order.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-221 Block 347 Jurong East Ave 1, Singapore 600347
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Joo Siah's bak kut teh still maintains its consistency after all these years in business. The soup is as peppery as ever. Unfortunately they were out of the meatier $6 spare ribs portions even though I was there at 530pm. So go in the morning or during lunch time for more choices if you want a wider selection. The nearest train station is Chinese Garden MRT station which is about 5 minutes walk away.
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