5 Weekday Lunches for You and Your Colleagues at The Centrepoint

Feed your soul with a bowl of hearty peppery soup at The Centrepoint! Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, The Centrepoint
Feed your soul with a bowl of hearty peppery soup at The Centrepoint! Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, The Centrepoint

Tired of going to the same old eateries for your weekday lunches? Or had a really stressful morning? Find well-deserved relief at these healthy yet affordable dining options!

Dip the Fortune 5 Crispy Chicken into any of the five different sauces. Image courtesy of Crystal Jade Kitchen, The Centrepoint
Dip the Fortune 5 Crispy Chicken into any of the five different sauces. Image courtesy of Crystal Jade Kitchen, The Centrepoint

When you mention Crystal Jade, the first thing that comes to mind might be dim sum, but you can actually find plenty of other Chinese dishes worth trying. At The Centrepoint, you can find Crystal Jade Kitchen (#03-43/43A)*, among many other favourites. We highly recommended the special Fortune 5 Crispy Chicken which comes with paper crisp skin and really succulent meat.

Look-forward to nourishing congees, roasted delicacies, sizzling wok specialties and of course good ol’ dim-sum delights at Crystal Jade Kitchen. Image Courtesy of Crystal Jade Kitchen at The Centrepoint
Look-forward to nourishing congees, roasted delicacies, sizzling wok specialties and of course good ol’ dim-sum delights at Crystal Jade Kitchen. Image Courtesy of Crystal Jade Kitchen at The Centrepoint

If we had to pick one comfort dish, the Shredded Chicken and Duck Congee is also another must-try where the congee is smooth and velvety, while the shredded chicken and duck meat is really tender due to a nice-and-slow cooking process. Crystal Jade Kitchen’s relaxed, homely atmosphere is just perfect for the small gatherings and discussions.

*Crystal Jade Kitchen opens in the second half of 2016.

Another place that also never disappoints is Din Tai Fung (#02-55)**, which also opens in a few months and is ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by the New York Times.

Can you imagine biting into those juicy Xiao Long Baos (steamed pork dumplings) and gulping down the hot soup that come in those perfect little packages?

**Din Tai Fung opens in end August 2016.

These tasty dumplings come with their own soup – handle with care. Image courtesy of Din Tai Fung
These tasty dumplings come with their own soup so handle with care. Image courtesy of Din Tai Fung

If you’re after something restorative and heart-warming, the humble bowl of herbal soup might do the trick.

Panax Ginseng Chicken Soup can’t be anything but good for your soul. Image courtesy of Souper Tang
The Panax Ginseng Chicken Soup can’t be anything but good for your body. Image courtesy of Souper Tang

The Centrepoint now offers exclusive restaurants that serve the best kind of soups. One of them is Souper Tang (#02-52 & #02-K01) – who is opening their first outlet in Singapore. Souper Tang serves nourishing soups and dishes skilfully enhanced with Chinese herbs and packed with the flavourful punch that all great Chinese food is known for.

Souper Tang Signature Soup is double-boiled with precision and will help to revive vitality, boost energy, mind and concentration Worth a try for its anti-aging effects as well! Image courtesy of Souper Tang
Souper Tang Signature Soup is double-boiled with precision and will help to revive vitality, and even boost energy, mind and concentration. Worth a try for its anti-aging effects too. Image courtesy of Souper Tang

You can expect the Souper Tang Signature Soup arriving at your table teeming with canopy (dried scallop), shiitake mushrooms, American ginseng slices, ginseng root, cordyceps flower and fish maw. Bite into whole pieces of chicken and savour the glutinous rice wine that makes the broth really delicious. Best of all, you can choose to order a small bowl for two or a larger bowl for four!

Enhance your blood circulation with the Tian Qi Nourishing Soup. Image courtesy of Souper Tang
Enhance your blood circulation with the Tian Qi Nourishing Soup. Image courtesy of Souper Tang

Chef Master Tang sees soup as a “health regiment” and prepares his herbal soups with some serious depths of flavour! For example, the Tian Qi Nourishing Soup is good for lowering cholesterol and can even promote the flow of nutrients through your body to improve bone growth.

Relief fatigue with this Chinese Cabbage Spare Rib Soup with Shimeiji Mushroom. Image courtesy of Souper Tang
Relief fatigue with this Chinese Cabbage Spare Rib Soup with Shimeiji Mushroom. Image courtesy of Souper Tang

Feeling stressed out lately? This soup will help you relief stress-induced fatigue. The Chinese Cabbage Spare Rib Soup may look simple but it helps to support healthy brain function, relief hypertension and regulate blood sugar.

This Claypot Atlantic Cod Fish Maw might aid in lowering your cholesterol. Image courtesy of Souper Tang
This Claypot Atlantic Cod and Fish Maw dish might aid in lowering your cholesterol. Image courtesy of Souper Tang

Items worth ordering at Souper Tang are not just herbal soups but unique seafood and meat dishes, mee suah and one-dish meals. For example, the Claypot Atlantic Cod and Fish Maw dish not only looks delicious, it is good for those with diabetes because its protein-rich and contains Vitamin B6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Feeling a little under-the-weather? This Fish Porridge with BeiQi might just do the trick! Image courtesy of Souper Tang
Feeling a little under-the-weather? This Fish Porridge with BeiQi might just do the trick! Image courtesy of Souper Tang

Have you ever heard of “Qi”? Well the combo of Bei Qi and fish in this porridge might help to cure something called “spontaneous sweating” caused by “Qi deficiency”.

For the slightly more health-concious, this Simmered Chinese Spinach with Wolfberry might be just your thing. Image courtesy of Souper Tang
For the slightly more health-concious, this Simmered Chinese Spinach with Wolfberry might just be your thing. Image courtesy of Souper Tang

As we become more health conscious these days, it’s good to know that at Souper Tang, they believe that just sitting down and having a nourishing meal with a vitalising bowl of soup is a much-needed health booster everyone could use – especially in a relaxing environment away from the office!

Home Braised Pork Belly in Rich Dark Sauce is a melt-in-the-mouth creation! Image courtesy of Souper Tang
The Home Braised Pork Belly in Rich Dark Sauce is a melt-in-the-mouth creation! Image courtesy of Souper Tang

Souper Tang also offers some great chicken and pork dishes – one of them being the Home Braised Pork Belly in Rich Dark Sauce. It’s stewed in oolong tea, angelica root, star anise and orange peel for a total of 45 minutes which results in a melt-in-the-mouth texture. Served with home-made spinach mantou (bun) and refreshing cucumber sticks coated in a crispy walnut, sesame and broad bean sauce, this is a really hardworking dish your tummy will be glad to befriend!

Craving a more peppery kind of soup? There’s also Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (#02-29/30). Song Fa Bak Kut Teh actually started from very humble beginnings in the 1960s, selling bowls of piping hot Bak Kut Teh from a single pushcart stall on the streets of Singapore.

High quality pork and pork ribs are carefully simmered with garlic and pepper to create a clear, peppery and well-balanced soup. Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
High quality pork and pork ribs are carefully simmered with garlic and pepper to create a clear, peppery and well-balanced soup. Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Today, preserving the legacy of old recipes and techniques, they still serve tender, melt-off-the-bone pork ribs in flavourful, peppery, spice-infused broth.

The star dish is the Braised Pig’s Trotter for the family to share. Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, The Centrepoint
One of their star dishes is the Braised Pig’s Trotter for the family to share. Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, The Centrepoint

Looking for something luxurious? The Braised Pig’s Trotter at Song Fa Bak Kut Teh is stewed with aromatic spices for hours, which results in an intense flavour and mouth-watering tenderness. Savoury, fragrant and slightly sweet!

The Spicy Pork Belly is crispy and fragrant with a nice kick to it! Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
The Spicy Pork Belly is crispy and fragrant and has a nice kick to it. Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Pork belly is a must-have in most Chinese restaurants and this one is done with a refreshing mix of textures – crispy, tender, juicy, and spicy, this dish really hits the spot!

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh at The Centrepoint is inspired by the Glutton’s Square, a popular and vibrant hawker area in Orchard during the 1960s. Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh at The Centrepoint is inspired by the Glutton’s Square, a popular and vibrant hawker area in Orchard during the 1960s. Image courtesy of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

This might be a nice place to bring your non-local colleagues to! Let them get a taste of Singapore’s past in their historically-inspired restaurant, and relive the days in Singapore during the 1960s once more!

QQ noodles paired with fat juicy wontons. Mak’s Noodles sells every serving in a snack-sized bowl! Image courtesy Mak’s Noodles
QQ noodles paired with fat juicy wontons, yum! Did you know that this dish is served as a snack in HongKong? Image courtesy Mak’s Noodles

For a quick pick-me-up, another Hong Kong favourite that has opened in Singapore for the first time is Mak’s Noodles (#01-63/64). Time to try these world-renown wanton noodles if you haven’t already!

Stay tuned for more on The Centrepoint’s latest food offerings coming your way soon. Find out more details here.

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