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02 October 2005 @ 01:49 am
the soup restaurant  
dinner on friday night with mel. the soup restaurant @ paragon.



i got held up at work, because some of my girls finished their work late. so i had to skip drinkies with belle and the rest because mel was already in town waiting for me. i've been missing spending time with belle, gotta make some time soon.

so anyhow, mel and i were sitting in the queue outside the soup restaurant, mosing over the menus. as we decided on the few things we wanted to order, we realised in delight that the set menu for 2 covers just about what we wanted. wicked!

that ginger chicken thingy is just absolutely fantastic. basically, you grab a piece of lettuce and wrap some chicken and ginger paste in it. roll it all up as best as you can, and stuff it into your eagerly awaiting gap. pure heaven. you can also experiment with various methods of consumption, such as little bites, big bites, and wolfing it down. i was such a dribbling slob, because it tasted oh-so-good, i didn't give a shit about manners and stuff. :)

i didn't touch anything else, including my poor bowl of neglected rice until i was halfway through the chicken. :P the fish was average, though it could have been paled in comparison. old cucumber and pork rib soup was thick and flavourful. and i haven't had sweet potato leaves in awhile... always a pleasure to munch on these. :)

we could almost finish it all... almost! snow fungus dessert was refreshing and light on the palate. a lovely way to round up the feast!

38bux for 2 peeps. not bad, i'd say, for authentic chinese cooking, prompt service and a cosy dining atmosphere. :)
 
 
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(Anonymous) on October 2nd, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Dammit.....Im really hungry now.....
That chicken and the green leaves look damm healthy and tasty.

Btw, you might want change your camera to one where you can control aperture and focus, that way you can blur the background and so the viewer really can focus on the food.

Its a subtle and effective visual change, and something that another fave foodblog of mine (www.chubbyhubby.net) uses to great effect. Ofcourse they are using a DSLR which will cost upwards of $1500 :)

Julian
JVdrag0nette on October 2nd, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Dammit.....Im really hungry now.....
ah... as much as i love using SLR's, i can't lug one around in my handbag 24-7. so i use the macro function alot. but that's to limited effect, since it's an auto thingy.

so, until they make super-power cameras packed in a tiny, sweet package, i'll get by with my little pentax for now. :)
The Citygentcitygent on October 2nd, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
sounds gorgeous

the ginger chicken thingy, I mean

I, I wasn't talking about your eagerly awaiting gap.

Not that that doesn't sound gorgeous. I just meant...

Oh, God.. . whatever! lol
JVdrag0nette on October 2nd, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
lol!

hokay, i see now i got you entranced with eagerly awaiting gaps!

hmm.
jeanzc on October 2nd, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
*dribble at the old cucumber soup and ginger chicken*

We've never tried the soup restaurant - either it was too busy or we were just lazy. Next time gadget!
JVdrag0nette on October 2nd, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
apparently the branch at scotts road is even better!
CheRRyastralbeats on October 2nd, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
i suspect you are now the "sifu" of all good food to be found in singapore.
I will proceed to apply for hangout foodie sessions with you. :p!
JVdrag0nette on October 2nd, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
hehe!

well, i'm still a mini-sifu. :D

but you're very welcome to apply for foodie session with me. come, we gotta hangout more! miss you!
sticker mansilver_crv on October 4th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
very tasty!!!! 38 is cheap!! heeehee...
JVdrag0nette on October 4th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
yes! and portions were big too... we couldn't finish!
The Stylemeister: Cartierplwh888 on October 6th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, same as mine ! hehehe.

Btw, how do you post the photo like you did ? They look like polariod shots but I think is more photoshop. How do it har ?
JVdrag0nette on October 6th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
it's all done in photoshop! :P

save as one jpg and upload! :D
The Stylemeister: Cartierplwh888 on October 6th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
can i add you ?
JVdrag0nette on October 6th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
sure! :)