There this new stall that opens at Amoy recently. It caught my attention because it had a very interesting signboard.
A stall selling only spinach? Popeye eats spinach and get magic strength. Will I get the same from eating from this stall? And how does spinach soup which actually sounds very yucky and bland taste like?
But there is always a queue so it should be fairly good right? So I joined the queue one day. While queuing up, I noticed that some people around who were eating it, their soup was reddish. Tom Yum spinach soup?
Turn out the stall don’t just sell soup with spinach. There are 2 options – with mushroom, prawn and eggs or salted & century eggs. Other ingredient for both options include minced meat and wolfberry. A bowl cost only $3.50 . Add $0.50 for either rice, bee hoon or macaroni.
I ordered the mushroom and prawn with thick bee hoon.
First taste and it was bland. Real bland. No wonder the juice seller described it as sick people food when I told her about it. So how to eat? Then I remember the reddish soup that the other people were having. In addition to the usual cut chillies with soya sauce, the stall also provide sambal belecan. I got a small saucer of it. They also sell a small bottle at $5 each.And I did what I guess the other people do. Pour the sambal into the soup. Instantly the soup taste much better! But I must admit although the portion is quite big, it wasn’t enough to keep me full.
I ordered the other version the next round though. With macaronic as they have ran out of bee hoon. This is the clear version before adding in the sambal.
This is the after version
I would say this is a cheap option for those who wants a healthy and not too full lunch beside the usual salad or fish soup.