Some time ago, I posted a preview of what this small Chinese restaurant called The Cantonese Soup Kitchen has to offer. I promised my dear readers a proper review when I got the chance to have an actual meal there — and that time has finally come.
Next up was the Spinach with 2 Kinds Egg in Hotpot (P200, pictured above) which the owner Michael Ang recommended. This soupy dish consisted of fresh spinach, century eggs, and regular eggs. It had a clean taste which I felt was reassuring in the sense that I was actually eating something healthy and not MSG-laden.
My dinner companions decided to be adventurous and ordered Satay Seafood Sotanghon in Hotpot (P250, pictured above). It was practically boiling when it was laid down our table. The seafood sotanghon had a slightly spicy curry-like flavor and was generously topped with squid, shrimp, and fish. The taste reminded me of the crab sotanghon that’s served in lauriats. Pretty good though, I wouldn’t mind ordering it again next time.
For dessert, we decided to try the Almond Fish Gelatin (P80, pictured above). It looked too cute to eat, really. Initially, no one wanted to take a slice at it. Despite being milky and creamy looking though, it was actually rather bland and tasteless. There’s the strong scent of almond essence but that’s about it. I was however, totally addicted to their Fresh Pear with Lemon Blend (P65, not pictured here) drink. Icy and refreshing, I’ll take it over dessert any day.