Ah Er Soup – Cantonese Soup Receives Michelin Bib Gourmand
Opened for almost 6 years, Ah Er Soup specialises in traditional Chinese herbal soups at ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre. If you haven’t heard, this stall has just received the Michelin Bib Gourmand Rating 2017. You can look forward to slurping down luxurious Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, or more commonly found homemade soups such as Old Cucumber Pork Ribs Soup and ABC Pork Ribs Soup.
The soups here are affordably priced – nothing above $7. When asked if the pricing will increase after receiving the Bib Gourmand Rating, Mdm Qu smiled affectionately and said, “this stall caters to many elderly, so we will still maintain our current pricing to meet their needs”.
Buddha Jumps Over The Wall($6.50) is prolly the cheapest luxurious soup you can find in Singapore. It is known for its rich taste which is very evident in the soup here. Each mouthful is robust and flavourful, and the soup contains high quality ingredients such as abalone and thick chunks of fish maw. There are also mushrooms in the soup. The fish maw isn’t the type which melts in your mouth, but we kind of like the slight chewiness.
The Herbal Ginseng Black Chicken Soup ($5.50) is full-bodied, with a good balance of savoury and herbal flavours. Mdm Qu is very generous with the portion of chicken given for each bowl of soup. The thin chicken skin is silky and smooth, and the meat must have been simmered for a long time as it was very tender. I’m usually not a fan of herbal ginseng soups, but thankfully the taste of ginseng isn’t overwhelming in this bowl of goodness.
The Watercress Pork Ribs Soup ($3.50) exudes a homey taste. It was the lightest of the 3 soups that we tried, but it was still flavourful. This is such a comforting bowl to have, especially when the weather is cold. It is recommended to pair the soups with their signature pumpkin rice, which tastes a tad similar to yam rice, but armed with a fragrance of dried shrimps.
Ah Er Soup
Address: #01-143, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
Opening Hours: 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm. Closed on Saturdays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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