Getting tired of 老火汤 in almost every corner of Singapore? Why not check out this new soup stall at Bukit Merah Central called Lim Soup. The recent media coverage has definitely caught my attention hence I made my way down to the stall. By the time I reached Lim Soup, it was almost three after the lunch crowd. Most of the items and soup has already been sold out and I was left with not many choices.
ABC Soup 3/5
First I tried the ABC Soup ($4.50). The soup had a hint of sourness which probably was due to the tomato that was used on that day.
Organic Rice 4/5
With more people preferring to eat healthy, Lim Soup also offers the choice of Organic Brown Rice ($0.80). I like the fact that it comes with some cabbage and topped with fried silver fish.
Double Boiled Old Coconut Chicken 3.5/5
What brought me to Lim Soup is the Double Boiled Old Coconut Chicken ($7.50). The presentation itself is something different and unique using the whole coconut husk stuffed with herbs and chicken. The taste is kind of special with a subtle sweetness on top of the mild herbal taste. I can't really say the taste is out of this world but it is light and refreshing.
Overall I find the soup at Lim Soup is on the lighter side compared to those you get elsewhere example from 老火汤. Would I make a trip down specially for the soup, probably not. The double boiled old coconut chicken soup is something new and interesting. While the stall provides a good healthy meal, I probably will skip the double boiled old coconut chicken soup and opt for another soup that is cheaper.
Dong Fong Fatt Coffeeshop
Blk 116 Bukit Merah Central
Tel: +65 83837687
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW Line), Outram Park (CC Line, EW Line)
Mon-Sat: 1130am - 8pm (till sold out)
(Closed on Sun & PH)
1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at opposite Tiong Bahru Plaza (Stop ID 10161). Take bus number 5. Alight 3 stops later at Bukit Merah Central Bus Interchange. Take the overhead bridge across the road. Walk along Bukit Merah Central (opp mulit-storey carpark) towards the post office. At the junction at the post office, cross the right and turn right. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at opposite Tiong Bahru Plaza (Stop ID 10161). Take bus number 16 and 851. Alight 4 stops later at Bukit Merah Central Bus Interchange. Walk along Bukit Merah Central (opp mulit-storey carpark) towards the post office. At the junction at the post office, cross the right and turn right. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]
3) Alight at Outram MRT Station. Take Exit H. Walk to bus stop at Outram Park MRT Station along New Bridge Road (Stop ID 05069). Take bus number 147 or 961. Alight 8 stops later. Continue walk along Jalan Bukit Merah towards Bukit Merah Public Library. Take a left at Bukit Merah Central and walk to destination. Journey time about 22 minutes. [Map]