Media Tasting at Tan Ser Seng Herbs Restaurant (Turtle)
Tan Ser Seng Herbs Restaurant specialises in herbal turtle soup, located at Geylang Lor 21. Besides turtle soup, there are also impressive herbal chicken soup. It is visited by many famous Hong Kong and Mainland China Stars such as Sammo Hung, Patrick Tse, Zhao Wei. Tan Ser Seng Herbs Restaurant, currently into the 3rd generation of his family to run the business of turtle soup. It’s good to see that the Gen Y holds onto traditional food for the future generation. Thumbs up Allan:) Quality and consistency assurance of the broth as the family wakes up as early as 3am to prepare and cook themselves. There are over 20 herbs used in the broth, no wonder it is very flavourful and tasty.
Being a turtle virgin, I was having mixed feeling of this tasting. Firstly, probably culture, that we shouldn’t eat turtle. Next, the taste of turtle soup might not be suitable for me. Anyway I’ve decided to make a visit as they also offer herbal chicken soup. They are not turtle soup based, the herbs used in chicken soup is also entirely different from the turtle soup.
Brought along my foodie brother for the turtle soup tasting. He is enjoying himself with the turtle soup. So I’ve decided to YOLO for once for the collagen. Turtle jelly was smooth, bouncy with gelatinous mouthfeel. Surprisely, it doesn’t have any weird smell or taste. Most probably due to the rice wine. Rice wine is added to the turtle soup to increase the aroma of the soup.
Claypot Turtle Soup from S$24.
I don’t know how to appreciate turtle egg. So, let’s move on to my favourite chicken soups!
Turtle eggs at S$3.
Anyone loves double boil soup? I have to admit that I’m a crazy fan of double boil soup. Double boil allows the soup to retain its essences such as taste, nutrient value and moisture. Drinking more maximises benefits to the drinker as it’s healthy cooking. Healthy food can be delicious too! The broth is boiled overnight and double boil for another 2 hours. And delightful to find that the chicken remains tender and contains the herbal goodness of the soup. It gets addictive and you want more soup. Cheers! You get to refill the soup once for free. It’s value added as you get precious herbs ingredients like cordyceps at only S$13. Not to miss the yummy yam rice to accompany with your soup if you are sick of the white rice. And the good thing is I don’t get thirsty after the meal.
Steamed Black Chicken Soup at S$13.
Steamed Cordyceps Chicken Soup at S$13.
Yam Rice at S$1.30.
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