Monday, May 03, 2010
Teochew Olive Rice from Soup Restaurant
Olives aren't exactly something that one thinks of when it comes to Chinese cuisine, but apparently preserved ones get used from time to time. And in light of Thai olive fried rice, I guess that the concept doesn't seem that strange. Well, regardless of how olives entered Asian cuisine, I'm rather fond of the Teochew Olive Rice from Soup Restaurant...so much that I shoveled a ton of this stuff into my mouth tonight before even touching their famous Samsui Chicken. It's light yet flavorful and hits the spot.
On a separate but related note, I wonder why Soup Restaurant doesn't rename itself to something like Samsui Restaurant or something a bit more reflective of its local heritage. I'm sure that everyone coming to Singapore eats the usual things like chili crab, while Samsui dishes from Soup Restaurant often get overlooked, despite how unique they are. I'll try to remember to bring visitors from out of town here more often.
Digested at 8:18 PM
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