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Monday, January 2, 2023

Hong Wen Mutton Soup

For Herbal Mutton Soup, Hong Wen has been around for quite some time. They are used to located at the now defunct Seventh mile market. Now its taken over by 2nd generation owners. Although I'm not a big fan of Mutton Soup due to its "heatiness" in  body, I still must agree that they are still arguably the best herbal Mutton Soup that I ever have had in Singapore.

Stall of Hong Wen Mutton Soup
Stall of Hong Wen Mutton Soup

The soup has a good herbal fragrance that is not overpowering with tastes of ginger, garlic, and sweetness from the wolfberries and is topped with some coriander leaves. The soup is simply robust and have a sweet aroma.

Mutton Soup - $8

The meat was well-handled and soft and tender. With the number of herbs used and their preparation efforts, they did well in masking the gamey taste with no uncomfortable overpowering taste. Every sip of soup comes with a good herbal taste and natural sweetness from the wolfberries. Not to mention that mutton was meltingly good and easily falls apart with the slightest pinch from the chopstick.


Dipping the meat into their chilli give it a much more punch. Their chilli is both sweet and spicy, quite similar to those we had from chicken rice stall.

Personally, I am a soup lover and will love to have a bowl of herbal soup like these especially when weather turns cold. The sweetness and tenderness of meat were alluring, if you consume mutton, I'm sure that you will love this.

Last Posted 17 January 2014

Hong Wen Mutton Soup has been around for quite sometimes maybe 2 to 3 decades or even more. I still remember my first taste of their mutton soup had got me hooked. Located at the rooftop of Beauty world centre lies a good childhood day in my memories.

Hong Wen Mutton Soup Stall

The bowl of rich and well-balanced herbal soup was sweet with a distinct Chinese wine taste. With coriander and strips of ginger added, it reduced the mutton's smell Nature, also giving a good punch in the flavour of the soup. While the Indian Version of Kambing Soup (Mutton Soup) is best to go with bread dips, a bowl of Chinese mutton soup is best to go well with plain white rice.

Mutton Soup with Rice - $4.50

The serving was generous with good chunks of meat and ribs seen.  Unlike the Indian Mutton Soup, the Chinese version tasted more herbal and healthy, not as oily. Traditionally, the Chinese believed that Mutton is classified as "heaty" meat, therefore I would normally skip such dishes during hot weather.

Mutton Soup

The fats of the meat were trimmed leaving little or none which was quite good to patrons who are health conscious.

Mutton Soup

Besides the mutton soup in Bukit Timah Food Centre, I think Hong Wen Mutton Soup is still the best so far.

Rating: 4 / 5

Hong Wen Mutton Soup
Location: Beauty World Centre, 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-20, Singapore 588177

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