Lao Jiang Superior Soup – 老江一品粿条汤

After my macro photography session was cut short, we drove to Bukit Timah Food Centre but most stalls had closed shop for the day. We decided to go to Cheong Chin Nam Road where there’s quite a number of eateries that’s guaranteed to open till late. The single lane (used to be able to park along this road) one way drive through road was cramped because of some construction going on so we continued to drive till the end and discovered this “new” eatery we have not seen before.

Lao Jiang Superior Soup has been operating here for about a year (hehehe, I’m not updated). This establishment from Malaysia has 6 outlets and in Singapore, this is their 3rd shop.

As you would have guessed from their name, Soup is their signature item, specifically Red Grouper Fish Soup with Kway Teow (thin flat rice noodles).

Their take-out menu is easy to read, highlighting chef’s recommendations, kids’ favourite as well as their top sellers and customers’ hot picks.

Prices start as low as S$2.80 for Fish Cakes to S$10 for Abalone (their most expensive top-up item).

Prices start as low as S$2.80 for Fish Cakes to S$10 for Abalone (their most expensive top-up item).

Yao Mak Lettuce (You Mai Cai - 油麦菜).

Yao Mak Lettuce (You Mai Cai – 油麦菜).

Signature dish - Superior Soup. Choose to eat with a choice of several types of Noodles or steamed Rice.

Signature dish – Superior Soup.
Choose to eat from a choice of several types of Noodles or steamed Rice.

Kway Teow (粿条) also known as Ipoh Hor Fun.

Kway Teow (粿条) also known as Ipoh Hor Fun.

Teochew style Fish Porridge (潮州鱼粥).

Teochew style Fish Porridge (潮州鱼粥).

Thin Egg Noodles (You Mian - 幼面 ).

Thin Egg Noodles (You Mian – 幼面 ).

I took the secondary ingredients out from the bowl with soup and adorned them on the noodles.

I took the secondary ingredients out from the bowl with soup and adorned them on the noodles.

Lemongrass Fruit Jelly.

Lemongrass Fruit Jelly.

This was the first time I see Ross finished everything from his bowl. He’s a picky eater. He loved the fish porridge texture. They weren’t congee like Cantonese style but more like rice porridge Teochew style. Ross confirmed the fish slices to be very fresh. Judging from the high crowd turnover, I’m sure their stocks move fast.

May and I had the same type of soup. It was right at the top of their pictured menu with everything in it going at S$8.80 per bowl inclusive of rice or noodles of your choice. May was very happy with her Hor Fun. I had ordered rice but they ran out. Business was definitely brisk! I settled for You Mian (thin egg noodles).

The You Mak Lettuce was crisp and not oily. We liked it. The Ngor Hiang was one of the better ones we’ve tried. There’s meat and crunchy waterchestnuts in them. Most places’ meat rolls are loaded with flour fillers. We were very happy with our choice of food.

This is one place I felt value for money and definitely worth another visit to try the other goodies! Let’s see if their food is consistent.

The Lemongrass Jelly was uniquely soft and smooth. I liked the fragrance infused into the jelly but felt the fruits to be gratuitous.

S$41.40 inclusive of drinks and govt tax. Looking at the bill now, I think we may be charged wrongly for Soyabean drink which I do not remember anyone having it. I should ask Ross and May if they'd ordered any.

S$41.40 inclusive of drinks and govt tax.
Looking at the bill now, I think we may be charged wrongly for Soyabean drink which I do not remember anyone having it.
I should ask Ross and May if they’d ordered any.

Lao Jiang Superior Soup at Bukit Timah Road. Originally from Malaysia, this is their 3rd shop in Singapore.

Lao Jiang Superior Soup at Bukit Timah Road.
Originally from Malaysia, this is their 3rd shop in Singapore.

Lao Jiang Superior Soup 老江一品粿条汤
Address: 2 Cheong Chin Nam Road.
(Bukit Timah Road 7 miles).
Singapore 599727.

Drive Thru Hotline: (+65) 6465 2660.

They take orders from
11am -12.30am (Mon – Thu)
11am – 1.30am (Fri – Sat)
11am – 11.30pm (Sun & PH)

You can also dine in at the above operating hours.
There’s air-con and alfresco areas.

They have outlets in Kemangan and Hougang.

Happy eating 🙂

P.S. Sorry my food photos were macro shots as I only brought out one lens that night. I had no intention of taking photos from this shop but after looking around me, I thought this place may just be worth blogging about and it proved to be a decent dining experience.

Update: Flight MH370 crashed in south Indian Ocean’ – Malaysia PM.

Click here to see Straits Times’ coverage of MH370 and  here to see BBC’s report.

My deepest condolences to all the victims and their families.

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7 Responses to “Lao Jiang Superior Soup – 老江一品粿条汤”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    It sounds like a lucky find. But how could they run out of rice?

    • Sam Han says:

      Indeed a lucky find and does mandate a future visit. Guess business was good and since it was a couple of hours before closing time, i supposed they didn’t want to cook another batch of rice 😀

  2. laurasmess says:

    Yum! This place looks great. It seems so cheap for someone who lives in Perth… we’d be charged $10 for a plate of noodles alone over here. Weird that they ran out of rice (what Chinese restaurant runs out of rice!) but I guess the noodles were a delicious substitute! I actually like the macro shots. Food porn at its best!

  3. Jasmine says:

    They are too slow. The place was nearly empty, but it took them 40 mins to serve our first noodle. 5 of us ended eating the noodles at different timing. We had to keep enquiring on our order. They have abt 7 staffs, but their attitudes are lazy. Food wise not bad but the fish ball is not fresh. So to wait nearly 30 mins to 1 hour for such quality, you can probably eat at food court or hawker.

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