When Soup Restaurant went up the Chinese restaurant ladder and decided to be a little more upmarket, they also put in a couple of dishes for ‘poor’ diners, hence the beggar meals. This was still in line with why the restaurant started, which was to provide decent meals at reasonable prices, reminiscent of the days of old.
We did not want to eat too much that day and we did not fancy the soup of the day so we decided on two beggar dishes and a tapioca leaves dish. The beggar meals were a good portion and complete in themselves. Each came with rice, meat and vegetables on a hot plate. When we visit next time, we might just order them again.
Soup Restaurant, 90 Hougang Ave 10, #02-21, Hougang Mall S(538766). Tel: 6386 6188.