Today is one of those days when I just wanted a comforting soup for lunch; been eating a little too much and the sweltering heat is also getting to me.
So, I made my way to Singapore's west at Superbowl Leisure Park, Yuan Ching Road for the popular soups at 阿2老火汤.
阿2老火汤 is one of the dozen of stalls at the large food centre at Superbowl Leisure Park.
The large food centre here serves mostly residents and workers who work around the Jurong area. It's bright, clean and reasonably cool without air con.
The boss, Mr Mah who hails from Ipoh, has been running 阿2老火汤 soup stall for 4 years now.
There are altogether 12 types of Cantonese style soups at 阿2老火汤 soup stall.
阿2 signature Buddha Jump over the Wall soup 佛跳牆 SGD7.
In the heavy full bodied, full flavoured savoury sweet broth, there is a chicken leg, Chinese black mushrooms, fish maw pieces and even 2 slices of abalone.
Pig Maw soup SGD4.
Savoury, sweet and robustly peppery full bodied broth with spongy tender slices of pig maw and herbs.
Pig Tail soup SGD5.
Inside the savoury sweet heavy broth there are pig tail, ribs, black beans and herbs.
Overall, all the three soups we had had strong flavours and full bodied, viscous consistency broth. The piping hot soups were also generously loaded with ingredients. Not too greasy and no MSG is used according to Mr Mah.
We happily drank up all 3 bowls of soup to the last drop.
If you like heavy broth, savoury sweet and not overly herbal flavours, 阿2老火汤 is for you.
Besides the white rice there are the pumpkin and olive rice options. The rice are flavourful but not too fluffy and of average quality grains. They are value for money at 80 cents for the pumpkin rice and SGD1 for the olive rice.
The food centre is just beside (on the left of) ShengSiong supermarket and can be accessed by walking through it.
阿2老火汤 as seen from ShengSiong supermarket.
Ample parking at Superbowl Leisure Park.
Restaurant name: 阿2老火汤
Address: Superbowl Leisure Park, 3 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618642
GPS: 1.325728, 103.725394
Hours: 11:00am to 9:00pm (Closed on Sunday)
Date visited: 20 Apr 2015
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