Singapore is known as one of the wettest countries in the world with its high rainfall throughout the year. What does this mean for your restaurant? A delightful opportunity to warm the hearts and tummies of diners who seek an escape on rainy days!
Need some inspiration for cooking up a delicious bowl of soup for your diners? Here are a few suggestions:
Red lentil soup
This is a terrific soup option if your restaurant caters to vegetarians. Lentils are considered among the healthiest food groups in the world. Generally served spicy with a twist of tang, red lentil soup can work wonders for unclogging blocked noses, which are quite common on cold days.
Sinigang is a staple in most households and one of the most popular dishes in Filipino cuisine. It contains generous servings of vegetables and meats, making it quite filling. The key to making this recipe work is perfecting the sour soup. Its flavour is unique, which can be great for attracting new customers on rainy days, while giving existing patrons something new and exciting to try.
Everyone loves mushroom soup. Serve this alone or with garlic bread for a more filling meal. Mushrooms have a unique flavour which works wonderfully in a broth. The blast of savoury umami is bound to significantly enhance the flavour of your other dishes if you use the mushroom stock as a base. If you don’t already have mushroom soup as a staple item in your menu, don’t hesitate to include it now.
Black chicken soup
This soup’s primary ingredient is a “black chicken”, also called “Silkies” because of their silk-like plumage. Black chicken is distinctive because of its dark flesh and incredibly tender melt-in-your-mouth texture. In other words, the perfect ingredient for a traditional Chinese herbal soup.
Commonly double-boiled with red dates, goji berries, longan, snow fungus, mushrooms and peanuts, black chicken soup is hearty and nutritious. In fact, the Chinese believe this dish to be suitable confinement food for mothers who have just given birth and need to be nursed back to full health.
Pictured: Snow pear with black chicken broth. For the recipe, click here.