Herbs are an intrinsic part of Chinese cuisine, and are recommended for their healing properties. Due to this belief, it is easy to find herbal dishes everywhere. If you’d like Herbal Soup specifically, check out the Top 10 Herbal Soup Restaurants in Singapore.
1) Tan Ser Seng Herbs Restaurant
Tan Ser Seng Herbs Restaurant has been in the industry for over 70 years, and as such have garnered quite a following. Customers flock there for their turtle soup, but if you’re not too adventurous there are other kinds of herbal soups there too. They can be found at Lor Bachok.
2) Ivy’s Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup
If you’re craving herbal soup for lunch or dinner, just head on over to Ivy’s at Pasir Panjang Food Centre. They serve traditional Hainanese herbal mutton soup, which is stewed for hours with a cocktail of more than 20 herbs. Add to this a dollop of chef Max Ng’s homemade chilli paste and you’ll have an additional kick.
3) Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup
Seng Kee’s has a rich history, beginning over 50 years ago, when Mr Seng Kee began selling black chicken herbal soup as a hawker. Fast forward to today and the soup is just as popular as it was, only now it’s served in a comfortable restaurant. The Seng Kee team also serves Mee Sua and other dishes.
4) Lim Soup
Too often, restaurant soups are full of MSG. This is not the case with Lim Soup, as they guarantee no MSG or MSG equivalents are used to season their soups. All you will get is high-performance ingredients that nourish you with “collagen, antioxidants & fiber”. They even have unique soups like Old Coconut Chicken Soup. Visit Lim Soup at Bukit Merah Central.
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5) Imperial Restaurant
Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland, in fact, Imperial wants you to enjoy a tasty meal that’s good for you. They use traditional Chinese imperial philosophies with their cooking, particularly emphasizing the usage of less sugar, salt and seasonings. They have quite a range of soups to offer, and you can order other dishes to pair with it too.
6) Soup Restaurant Singapore
Soup Restaurant is a franchise, with several branches throughout the island. They keep Samsui heritage alive and well with authentic Chinatown Heritage Cuisine. The concept for Soup Restaurant came about in 1991, when the first outlet was opened on Smith Street. The founders had noticed that Herbal Soups gained popularity in Hong Kong, and took inspiration from there with their local version.
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It’s the closest you’ll get to a homecooked meal, seeing as the recipes here are generational, and influenced by the founder’s mother – who was a Traditional Chinese Medicine physician. They set out to create meals that are tasty, without overusing salt, sugar and oil. There is also no MSG in their food, only natural ingredients are used. You can get soups like Mini Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, Lotus Root Soup and others.
8) Kent Thong Turtle Soup
Yet another location to get Turtle Soup is Kent Thong’s, located on Smith Street. Trek your way to Central Singapore-Chinatown Complex Food Centre to find them. They have been around for many years, and besides the famed Turtle soup, they also serve Mutton Soup and Herbal Black Chicken Soup. With a straightforward and simple menu, they know what works for them and stick to it.
9) Wild Turtle Herbal Soup
Though the name of the shop suggests they only serve Turtle soup, this is not the case. They also serve several other dishes there. These include Black Chicken Soup and Braised Crocodile Meat. You can opt to complete your meal with yam or white rice. Head over to Cambridge Road for a fix at this store.
10) Earth Jar Treasure
Earth Jar Treasure is located at Block 22, Sin Ming Road. They are open for lunch and dinner, the perfect place to get your soup craving sorted out. The herbal soups they have include Ginseng Chicken Soup, Pork Soup to stimulate appetite, Black Chicken Soup to cultivate blood, and Lotus Pork Soup for heat relief.
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