Whenever I go on holiday to Malaysia, one of my friends usually wants to pay Souper Tang, or Tang Shifu as it’s also known, a visit as they have branches everywhere there so I’ve been quite a few times. Even though it’s primarily a Chinese herbal soup restaurant I almost always go for something else as I’m not a big fan of herbal soup even though it is very healthy. Souper Tang finally made it across to Singapore last year in the newly refurbished part of The Centrepoint shopping centre on Orchard Road so I decided to go there last week as I’d been craving for their Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms With Dried Chilli which I absolutely love!
I went there for dinner with the hubby on a quiet Tuesday evening and I got my Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms With Dried Chilli ($13.90) with brown rice ($2.50) and the hubby got a Homemade Double Boiled Chicken Soup ($8.90) with white rice ($1.50). They serve a variety of other Chinese dishes apart from herbal soup including vegetable, seafood, meat and tofu dishes as well as porridge, noodles, rice dishes, a selection of appetisers and desserts and a good variety of tea and Chinese drinks. I’ve always found the drinks and even the tea in Souper Tang to be quite sweet so we opted for water this time.
We were given an appetiser of Cherry Tomatoes With Sour Plum on the table to start off with but as in a lot of Chinese restaurants in Singapore, this is not complimentary and you’ll be charged $3.90 if you accept it. We didn’t have to wait for long for our dishes to come out, with the Homemade Double Boiled Chicken Soup and white rice out first and then my Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms With Dried Chilli came out shortly after, piping hot and sizzling on the hot plate.
Just as expected the oyster mushrooms were crispy and delicious in the sweet and slightly spicy sauce that it came in together with lots of onions, spring onions, dried chilli and ginger. The portion was generous as usual but it tasted slightly different from the ones I’ve had in branches in Malaysia and maybe the batter on the mushrooms wasn’t as light but it was tasty nonetheless.
The Homemade Double Boiled Chicken Soup was a lot smaller than I expected but was enough for a light meal together with rice. It was a very flavourful soup with a few small pieces of chicken, ginseng and goji berries in it.
Service at Souper Tang is polite, welcoming and efficient. We had a very relaxed meal there since it’s in a quiet part of The Centrepoint and there weren’t many people dining there at the time. In fact it’s usually quite empty every time I walk past there so it’s nice to have found a quiet place to dine in on Orchard Road which is fairly uncommon. I’m sure I’ll definitely be back there again soon!
Address: 176A Orchard Road, #02-52 The Centrepoint, Singapore 238844 (Nearest MRT: Somerset)
Tel: 6737 6772
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 10pm
Hope you’ve enjoyed my Souper Tang review, please feel free to leave a comment below with your own review of the restaurant or if you have any questions!