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The Soup Spoon started its first retail outlet at Raffles City in Jun 2002. If this company has one thing on its mind - it's creating a sensational product that will turn The Soup Spoon into the premier soup establishment in Singapore. Soup should not be relegated to the wings as a bit player - it deserves a place on centre stage! That's what The Soup Spoon is all about. Creating a soup culture, where soup takes its rightful place as the focus of a meal. We aim to provide innovative, fresh and nutritious soups that stand alone, filling enough to satisfy the hungriest patron. We're all about changing people's attitudes to what soup can be - a wholesome meal in itself and a divine culinary experience. In time, the soup culture will produce soup connoisseurs, capable of detecting subtle flavours, nuances and characteristics of a soup, just like wine aficionados.

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Asian soups are not my thing. I feel like asking: where is the beef? Thick chunky western soups that you have to ladle out with a backhoe are my thing: mulligatawny, pumpkin, mushroom, and the Soupspoon, by and large, provide just what I like.

Despite the calories, I love the bread bowls, even if it does mean I have to run an extra 5kms after I eat one.

I mentioned the words “by and large”. I have had one bad experience where I felt that the bread was old, stale, ancient, hard: I spoke to the manager. I wrote to the owners. The reply? Sir must be mistaken. That upset me. The customer is always right, right?

But I have forgiven them. One bad apple may spoil a barrel but one stale loaf of bread can be used as croutons, in stuffing, to make breadcrumbs and, if the worst comes to the worst, can be thrown at burglars.

So go along, and enjoy. Their soups are great.
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70%
Lansell Taudevin Reviewed by Lansell Taudevin on April 22, 2013
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Asian soups are not my thing. I feel like asking: where is the beef? Thick chunky western soups that you have to ladle out with a backhoe are my thing: mulligatawny, pumpkin, mushroom, and the Soupspoon, by and large, provide just what I like.

Despite the calories, I love the bread bowls, even if it does mean I have to run an extra 5kms after I eat one.

I mentioned the words “by and large”. I have had one bad experience where I felt that the bread was old, stale, ancient, hard: I spoke to the manager. I wrote to the owners. The reply? Sir must be mistaken. That upset me. The customer is always right, right?

But I have forgiven them. One bad apple may spoil a barrel but one stale loaf of bread can be used as croutons, in stuffing, to make breadcrumbs and, if the worst comes to the worst, can be thrown at burglars.

So go along, and enjoy. Their soups are great.

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For starters, I'm not a fan of their soups just because I find it to be on the bland side. I however like their ceasar mushroom wrap! It's light and tasty, although S$9 for a chicken wrap is slightly pricey.

This is more about the bad service I went through one evening. Soup spoon is free seating, but any self-respecting customers would form a line especially if there was only one narrow entrance to the shop. I arrived to a lady waiting at the entrance so I naturally assumed the position behind her. Another teenage boy and his mother (just a guess) came after me but decided to go around the lady in front me and I and scurry for places inside.

None of the staff who witnessed this happening stopped them. In fact they helped them look for tables! I just stood there dumbfounded, engaging in my own pity-party. I got a table and my wrap in the end but also ended up feeling like a really stupid customer.
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60%
Noelle Yong Reviewed by Noelle Yong on May 16, 2014
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"Shame on you wait staff!! "

For starters, I'm not a fan of their soups just because I find it to be on the bland side. I however like their ceasar mushroom wrap! It's light and tasty, although S$9 for a chicken wrap is slightly pricey.

This is more about the bad service I went through one evening. Soup spoon is free seating, but any self-respecting customers would form a line especially if there was only one narrow entrance to the shop. I arrived to a lady waiting at the entrance so I naturally assumed the position behind her. Another teenage boy and his mother (just a guess) came after me but decided to go around the lady in front me and I and scurry for places inside.

None of the staff who witnessed this happening stopped them. In fact they helped them look for tables! I just stood there dumbfounded, engaging in my own pity-party. I got a table and my wrap in the end but also ended up feeling like a really stupid customer.

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The Soup Spoon is one of those places where I am sure I can go to in order to get a really decent and affordable meal. Every time I'm in the Orchard area and can't decide what to eat I usually end up in The Soup Spoon.

I honestly haven't tried a soup here that I haven't loved. I usually get the Tokyo Chicken Stew which has generous chunks of succulent chicken in it and never fails to make me feel full and like I'm being super healthy. The pumpkin soup is also great for all the vegetarians out there.

Price wise, its pretty affordable and if you feel like a soup isn't going to do enough to fill you up you can actually get a set with one of the delicious sandwiches too!
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80%
Hevina Kaur Reviewed by Hevina Kaur on May 07, 2014
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"Love this place"

The Soup Spoon is one of those places where I am sure I can go to in order to get a really decent and affordable meal. Every time I'm in the Orchard area and can't decide what to eat I usually end up in The Soup Spoon.

I honestly haven't tried a soup here that I haven't loved. I usually get the Tokyo Chicken Stew which has generous chunks of succulent chicken in it and never fails to make me feel full and like I'm being super healthy. The pumpkin soup is also great for all the vegetarians out there.

Price wise, its pretty affordable and if you feel like a soup isn't going to do enough to fill you up you can actually get a set with one of the delicious sandwiches too!

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The Happiness Meal for Soup Broth Asia Noodle Bar costs $12.80. It includes Vietnamese Braised Chicken Noodles, Side Salad, Iced Milk Tea.

Vietnamese Braised Chicken Noodles is served in quite a big plate. It looks like crispy fried noodles on egg flower sauce, topped with a huge grilled chicken leg. It reminds me of the typical ‘shen mian’ by the zhi char stalls. The chicken is quite tender with the meat easily tears from the bone. The only disappointment is the sauce which is very salty and starchy.

The Side Salad is served with the dressing separated. Tastes quite green by itself but when mixed with the dressing, it tastes quite tangy and refreshing with a hint of fish sauce and lime juice. The Iced Milk Tea is quite forgettable as it is not as milky as I like.

Overall the food is still okay and is served quite fast.
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50%
alamakgirl Reviewed by alamakgirl on May 07, 2014
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"A not happiness meal"

The Happiness Meal for Soup Broth Asia Noodle Bar costs $12.80. It includes Vietnamese Braised Chicken Noodles, Side Salad, Iced Milk Tea.

Vietnamese Braised Chicken Noodles is served in quite a big plate. It looks like crispy fried noodles on egg flower sauce, topped with a huge grilled chicken leg. It reminds me of the typical ‘shen mian’ by the zhi char stalls. The chicken is quite tender with the meat easily tears from the bone. The only disappointment is the sauce which is very salty and starchy.

The Side Salad is served with the dressing separated. Tastes quite green by itself but when mixed with the dressing, it tastes quite tangy and refreshing with a hint of fish sauce and lime juice. The Iced Milk Tea is quite forgettable as it is not as milky as I like.

Overall the food is still okay and is served quite fast.

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If you're on a diet and trying to avoid too much carbs, go ahead and pick The Soup Spoon. With a range of soups and sandwiches to choose from, the Soup Spoon offers surprisingly heathy options!

I'm a mushroom lover, so my favorite is always the mushroom soup. It's perfectly thick and creamy, yet not overwhelming, and served with finely diced mushrooms bits that are oh-so-yummy in your mouth! For petit-sized girls, I think this will definitely be worth your money because it keeps me full, simply with a small bread on the side for dipping. I tried their Pumpkin soup once and it was very good as well. Smooth and not thick, their pumpkin soup was fragrant yet not overpowering on the taste buds. Topped with those pumpkin seeds, it just made the dish so textural and complete.

For those who are big eaters, there's a range of salads or sandwiches to top up as sides for a very worthy set meal price of just over $10. I'd recommend the Beef sandwich because their patty is juicy and well seasoned, but the Hummus Wrap is always a good and healthy alternative. The Soup Spoon is definitely well worth the money spent!
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70%
prancingtongues Reviewed by prancingtongues on April 05, 2014
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"Soup for the Soul "

If you're on a diet and trying to avoid too much carbs, go ahead and pick The Soup Spoon. With a range of soups and sandwiches to choose from, the Soup Spoon offers surprisingly heathy options!

I'm a mushroom lover, so my favorite is always the mushroom soup. It's perfectly thick and creamy, yet not overwhelming, and served with finely diced mushrooms bits that are oh-so-yummy in your mouth! For petit-sized girls, I think this will definitely be worth your money because it keeps me full, simply with a small bread on the side for dipping. I tried their Pumpkin soup once and it was very good as well. Smooth and not thick, their pumpkin soup was fragrant yet not overpowering on the taste buds. Topped with those pumpkin seeds, it just made the dish so textural and complete.

For those who are big eaters, there's a range of salads or sandwiches to top up as sides for a very worthy set meal price of just over $10. I'd recommend the Beef sandwich because their patty is juicy and well seasoned, but the Hummus Wrap is always a good and healthy alternative. The Soup Spoon is definitely well worth the money spent!

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I love all types of soups, and Soup Spoon is one of my favourite place to go to for a nice, hearty and filling bowl of soup. Some might be skeptical about just having soup for a meal, but the portion is surprisingly filling. All soups come with a free piece of bread too, so the food here is actually quite filling, even for guys.

My favourite soup has got to be the Boston Clam Chowder. The soup is so creamy and choke-full of ingredients. I like how the chunky pieces of chewy clams go well with the soup and vegetables. Perfect combination! Those who are not found of creamy soups should try the Tokyo Chicken Stew, which has a clear but extremely flavourful broth, topped up with huge chunks of chicken meat and vegetables.

Other than soups. Soup Spoon offers salds, sandwiches and wraps as other food options. I like buying their take-home packs too and enjoy their delicious food in the comforts of my home.
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80%
Lee Si Min Reviewed by Google Plus Image Lee Si Min on March 20, 2014
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"Great soups for mains "

I love all types of soups, and Soup Spoon is one of my favourite place to go to for a nice, hearty and filling bowl of soup. Some might be skeptical about just having soup for a meal, but the portion is surprisingly filling. All soups come with a free piece of bread too, so the food here is actually quite filling, even for guys.

My favourite soup has got to be the Boston Clam Chowder. The soup is so creamy and choke-full of ingredients. I like how the chunky pieces of chewy clams go well with the soup and vegetables. Perfect combination! Those who are not found of creamy soups should try the Tokyo Chicken Stew, which has a clear but extremely flavourful broth, topped up with huge chunks of chicken meat and vegetables.

Other than soups. Soup Spoon offers salds, sandwiches and wraps as other food options. I like buying their take-home packs too and enjoy their delicious food in the comforts of my home.

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Soup Spoon has been a favourite amongst all ages, and it isn't hard to see why. Their soups consist of many healthy and flavourful ingredients and the soups taste divine in a simple, homemade kind of way. Its always my go-to eatery when I'm craving for some comfort food!

I usually have the pumpkin soup, which is simple yet super creamy and tasty soup which always gives me a warm fuzzy feeling in my tummy! I also like the contrasting texture of the crunchy apple and almond bits in the soup. If I'm craving for a more broth-like soup, I'd go for the tokyo chicken stew which has a generous portion of chicken chunks in it as well as an assortment of veggies and mushrooms.

I do feel that a regular bowl of soup with a bread roll is simply insufficient to leave me satiated as I always lick the bowl clean while wanting more. However, Soup Spoon offers a combo meal with your soup - which comes with a drink/fruit, a half salad/sandwich and a soup. This is great as it would turn your whole meal into a wholesome and hearty one!

Another great thing about Soup Spoon is that they also have take-home soup packs, which are convenient soup packages for you to bring home to heat up whenever you want, and you can enjoy comfort food in an instant while chilling on your couch!
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90%
Heather Lee Reviewed by Heather Lee on December 10, 2013

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"Comfort soup at value prices"

Soup Spoon has been a favourite amongst all ages, and it isn't hard to see why. Their soups consist of many healthy and flavourful ingredients and the soups taste divine in a simple, homemade kind of way. Its always my go-to eatery when I'm craving for some comfort food!

I usually have the pumpkin soup, which is simple yet super creamy and tasty soup which always gives me a warm fuzzy feeling in my tummy! I also like the contrasting texture of the crunchy apple and almond bits in the soup. If I'm craving for a more broth-like soup, I'd go for the tokyo chicken stew which has a generous portion of chicken chunks in it as well as an assortment of veggies and mushrooms.

I do feel that a regular bowl of soup with a bread roll is simply insufficient to leave me satiated as I always lick the bowl clean while wanting more. However, Soup Spoon offers a combo meal with your soup - which comes with a drink/fruit, a half salad/sandwich and a soup. This is great as it would turn your whole meal into a wholesome and hearty one!

Another great thing about Soup Spoon is that they also have take-home soup packs, which are convenient soup packages for you to bring home to heat up whenever you want, and you can enjoy comfort food in an instant while chilling on your couch!

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At first glance you might find the prices here slightly on the high side, but the soups are incredibly filling and tasty, making them relatively affordable.

All soups are served with a light bun which varies depending on which soup you order. If you think soups alone aren't filling enough, you could pay a little more to add a sandwich, salad or drink to your meal. I love how they provide the amount of calories for each bowl of soup; great for the health-conscious.

I've tried many, but my personal favourites would be the "Clam Chowder" which is creamy, hearty, with decent amount of clams and "Roasted Pumpkin". As this is the festive season, they also have Christmas Specials. Sadly, they aren't as promising as the normal selections. The Prawn Bisque is overly strong, with a near pungent prawn taste, the French Onion has a load of onions but taste nothing like French Onion soup.

On the other hand, the Spinach, barley, tarragon and mushroom soup is incredibly delicious! The amount of mushrooms can almost fill half the bowl. Though this flavour looks the most unappetising, (imagine a thick and chunky dark-green bowl of soup) it is actually the most flavourful, in my opinion. I would be really sad when the Christmas offers end!
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80%
Sean Nic Reviewed by Sean Nic on December 03, 2013
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"Comforting and healthy"

At first glance you might find the prices here slightly on the high side, but the soups are incredibly filling and tasty, making them relatively affordable.

All soups are served with a light bun which varies depending on which soup you order. If you think soups alone aren't filling enough, you could pay a little more to add a sandwich, salad or drink to your meal. I love how they provide the amount of calories for each bowl of soup; great for the health-conscious.

I've tried many, but my personal favourites would be the "Clam Chowder" which is creamy, hearty, with decent amount of clams and "Roasted Pumpkin". As this is the festive season, they also have Christmas Specials. Sadly, they aren't as promising as the normal selections. The Prawn Bisque is overly strong, with a near pungent prawn taste, the French Onion has a load of onions but taste nothing like French Onion soup.

On the other hand, the Spinach, barley, tarragon and mushroom soup is incredibly delicious! The amount of mushrooms can almost fill half the bowl. Though this flavour looks the most unappetising, (imagine a thick and chunky dark-green bowl of soup) it is actually the most flavourful, in my opinion. I would be really sad when the Christmas offers end!

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I used to think that I wouldn't be full just having soup for lunch or dinner and it seemed clearly not worth to be paying $6+ for a bowl of soup which I can easily get at home. My views changed dramatically after having my first try at The Soup Spoon!

Besides selling food, they have other snacks like wraps and salads in stores for those with bigger appetites. I had a bowl of mushroom soup which came with a piece of bread. The meal was astonishingly more filling than I thought it'd be! I was full after being 3 quarters done and when I hit bottom, was already raising the white flag.

It was also brilliantly cooked! They didn't stinge on the ingredients, nor save by adding more water into the pot. It was thick, aromatic and delicious!
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80%
Edlyn Seow Reviewed by Edlyn Seow on December 03, 2013
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"Quality soup!"

I used to think that I wouldn't be full just having soup for lunch or dinner and it seemed clearly not worth to be paying $6+ for a bowl of soup which I can easily get at home. My views changed dramatically after having my first try at The Soup Spoon!

Besides selling food, they have other snacks like wraps and salads in stores for those with bigger appetites. I had a bowl of mushroom soup which came with a piece of bread. The meal was astonishingly more filling than I thought it'd be! I was full after being 3 quarters done and when I hit bottom, was already raising the white flag.

It was also brilliantly cooked! They didn't stinge on the ingredients, nor save by adding more water into the pot. It was thick, aromatic and delicious!

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The Soup Spoon offers great tasting soups that are healthy and quite affordable. One might be hesitant on paying so much for a bowl of soup; but I can assure all of you that they are filling and delicious! Also, if you get the set meal which comes with an additional half a wrap; it's definitely a good deal that will leave you full and contented :)

They offer both light soups (veggie-based) and richer ones (meat-based). Personally, I recommend taking lighter soups for smaller eaters because they all come up with a bread roll and if you get the wrap as well, you might get overly stuffed. For heavy eaters, knock yourself out 8)

One thing I don't like about them is that their service was not quite up to standard; they were impatient and wasn't very willing to give us time to think about our orders :/ Hence, I suggest not joining the queue first until you're crystal clear about your order.
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90%
Crystal Ang Reviewed by Crystal Ang on December 01, 2013
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"Yummy Soups!"

The Soup Spoon offers great tasting soups that are healthy and quite affordable. One might be hesitant on paying so much for a bowl of soup; but I can assure all of you that they are filling and delicious! Also, if you get the set meal which comes with an additional half a wrap; it's definitely a good deal that will leave you full and contented :)

They offer both light soups (veggie-based) and richer ones (meat-based). Personally, I recommend taking lighter soups for smaller eaters because they all come up with a bread roll and if you get the wrap as well, you might get overly stuffed. For heavy eaters, knock yourself out 8)

One thing I don't like about them is that their service was not quite up to standard; they were impatient and wasn't very willing to give us time to think about our orders :/ Hence, I suggest not joining the queue first until you're crystal clear about your order.

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What I like most about Soup Spoon is that they tell you exactly how many calories you are consuming. The casual observer can look past the advertising tricks of only displaying calories for the smallest portions and not including calories in complements (bread, in particular).

So even if Soup Spoon shortchanges you on the calories, you still get a great meal without worrying about having to run extra rounds around the track. That being said, you have to really, really like soup (duh) to enjoy the meal. As a result, some trial and error is needed before you discover your go-to soup.
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80%
alanyuen Reviewed by alanyuen on November 19, 2013
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"A health soup restaurant that tells you the calories "

What I like most about Soup Spoon is that they tell you exactly how many calories you are consuming. The casual observer can look past the advertising tricks of only displaying calories for the smallest portions and not including calories in complements (bread, in particular).

So even if Soup Spoon shortchanges you on the calories, you still get a great meal without worrying about having to run extra rounds around the track. That being said, you have to really, really like soup (duh) to enjoy the meal. As a result, some trial and error is needed before you discover your go-to soup.

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