Thursday, January 24, 2013

Soup Broth Asia @ Raffles City Shopping Centre


Opened on 24 August 2010 at Raffles City Shopping Centre's newly revamped basement level, Soup Broth Asia is the latest contemporary Asian soup concept by The Soup Spoon, a leading soup chain in Singapore since 2002. After almost 2 and a half years dishing out an exciting variety of homemade Asian soups, Soup Broth Asia launches its new and improved food and beverage menu on 21 January 2013.

Osmanthus Flower Tea 4.2/5 and Brewed Pink Barley 3.5/5

In the new beverage menu, Soup Broth Asia introduces 3 specialty drinks. They are Osmanthus Flower Tea with Goji Berries ($4.50), Brewed Pink Barley with Lychee Jelly ($3.80) and Red Date Longan Tea with Grass Jelly ($3.80). My favourite was the Osmanthus Flower Tea with Goji Berries. It was a very refreshing drink.

Kimchi Beef Hotpot 4.2/5

For the new menu, Soup Broth Asia created a series of 3 hotpot dishes inspired by unique and distinctive Asian flavours. The Kimchi Beef Hotpot ($16.80) comes with succulent beef slices and Korean rice cakes simmered in a flavourful and lightly spiced kimchi stew. For the price, I find the hotpot value for money with kimchi, beef slices, tofu and Korean rice cakes. I only wish that the stew can be more spicy.

Sumo Nabe Hotpot 3/5

For the health conscious, the Sumo Nabe Hotpot ($15.80) is low in calorie and nutritious with addition of soy milk to the broth. Served with chicken, cabbage, tofu, lotus root and carrots this is a popular dish eaten by Japanese sumo wrestlers as part of their daily diets. For me, the taste is a bit acquire. Either you like it or not. The size of the chicken pieces can also be improved.

Three Cup Chicken Hotpot 3.8/5

The Three Cup Chicken Hotpot ($13.80) is a classic Asian dish simmer in a thick and rich homemade three-cup sauce (sesame oil, rice wine and soy sauce) with basil and dried chilli.

Paper Wrapped Herbal Chicken 4.5/5

The Paper Wrapped Herbal Chicken ($16.80) is my favourite among all the new dishes. The chicken is slow cooked and infused in a nourishing herbal concoction of dang gui, dang shen, red daes and goji berries. The chicken was moist and tender. The herbal taste was just nice not overpowering. In face there was a nice herbal sweetness to it.

Hainanese Fish Maw Soup 4/5

Available on the new menu is 10 different hearty Asian inspired soups. The crowd pleaser, Hainanese Fish Maw Soup ($9.40) is the family recipe of SouperChef Anna. The flavourful gourmet stock comes with a tasty melange of fish, carrots, shitake mushrooms, leeks and fish maw.

Szechuan Style French Beans 4/5

To round up the meal, you can also order some sides to go along. The Szechuan Style French Beans ($6.90) was cooked to an enjoyable crunchy texture.

Braised Tofu in Sambal Chilli Sauce 4/5

The Braised Tofu in Sambal Chilli Sauce ($7.50) was beautifully paired with the sambal chilli sauce. The tofu was also smooth and silky.

Cheng Tng 3.8/5

The new menu's dessert section may not be extensive but it completes the meal on a sweet note. The Cheng Tng ($3.80) was light, refreshing and sweet.

Mango Sago 3.5/5

The Mango Sago ($3.80) was bursting with the fruity mango flavour. Unfortunately the sago was not chewy, in fact it was frozen.

Soup Broth Asia new revamped menu offers customers more choices with new selections to indulge the unique and distinctive Asian flavours. Besides the menu, the dining concept at Soup Broth Asia has also changed. Previously you ordered and paid at the counter before finding a seat. Now you find a table, decided your meal, tick on the ordering sheet and pay at the counter. Your food will be served to you when it is ready.

Soup Broth Asia
Raffles City Shopping Centre
252 North Bridge Road
Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 63386909
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line), Esplanade (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 1030pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Take escalator beside Starbucks to the basement. Walked to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes.

2) Alight at Esplanade. Take Exit G. Follow the underground walkway to Raffles City Shopping Centre basement. Journey time about 8 minutes.

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