There is always a moderately long queue for this Cantonese Soup stall at Alexandra Village Food Centre, all for comforting, nutritious soups at inexpensive prices.
For $3.50, you can get a rather filling meal.
Hong Kong Yummy Soup 真之味 香港靚湯 was recently awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand in Singapore.
A surprised-yet-not-surprised moment for me.
It can be considered a good stall serving reliable soups, but how about all the other worthy stalls under the same roof?
(The other awarded stall in the same food centre is Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa.)
Cantonese people are HUGE on soups. That is because they believe in the many benefits.
Soups help “clear heat” in the body (especially when they are in a humid region), have health and beautifying properties, and nutritional value especially when added with herbs.
Hong Kong Yummy Soup has an interesting Chinese name “香港靚湯”, in which the word “靚” is used to describe a beautiful person.
The 6 types of soup offered by the stall are Spareribs Soup with Lotus Root ($3.50), Spareribs Soup with Winter Melon ($3.50), Brazil Mushroom Soup With Chicken ($4.50), Spareribs Soup with Mushrooms ($3.50), Cordyceps Flowers Soup with Chicken ($4.50), and Night Blooming Cereus Spareribs Soup ($3.50).
The first few Sparerib Soups, said to contain no MSG, are typically the best-selling ones.
I usually order the Spareribs Soup with Mushrooms which is light yet nutritious tasting, with an obvious sweetness coming from the carrots.
The spareribs were fall-off-the-bone, and would go well with a light dip of soya sauce with cut chilli padi. I found the accompanying rice ($0.50) slightly too dry though.
The Brazil Mushroom Soup with Chicken ($4.50) had a particular herbal taste that I did not fancy as much.
Compared to other soup stalls, I think people like their offerings because they are flavourful but not overly rich, but may not be satisfying for those who enjoy that fuller soup taste.
The stall also serves up side dishes of Steamed Pork Ribs ($3.50) and Pumpkin Steamed Minced Pork ($3.00).
Hong Kong Yummy Soup 香港靚湯
Alexandra Village Food Centre Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-51, Singapore 151120
Opening Hours: 12pm – 8:30pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun PH
Hong Kong Yummy Soup 真之味
Ayer Rajah Food Centre #01-06
Opening Hours: 11am – 8:30pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun
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