The Best Soups in Singapore

Bak kut teh at Founder Bak Kut Teh Restaurant

We’re fans of the Teochew-style bak kut teh here, with a peppery flavor that’s on the sweet side. The oh-so-tender pork ribs are great, too. From $6.

Black truffle and artichoke soup at Guy Savoy

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why this is one of celeb chef Guy Savoy’s signatures, it truly is sublime; doesn’t hurt that it’s accompanied by rich toasted mushroom brioche with black truffle butter. $90.

Borscht at Buyan Russian Restaurant & Caviar Bar

Russian restaurants in Singapore are few and far between, and this one just happens to do a mean borscht. The sweet and savory flavors are well-balanced, while bits of beef and julienned beetroot give the deep crimson liquid added texture. $12.

Cévennes onion soup at LA CANTINE

This baby’s a signature for good reason. Take some intoxicatingly heady onion soup and pour it over a bed of foie gras royale, then top it with truffle-scented Chantilly crème and mini croutons. You won’t want to share. $24.

Clam chowder at Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House

A perfect example of what clam chowder should be, this thick New England-style version comes with nuggets of littleneck clams and potato cubes. So yummy and comforting, you’ll find yourself slurping up every last drop. $17.

Double-boiled soup with crab claw at Cassia

Hard to resist nourishing double-boiled soup that’s amazingly complex in flavor, thanks to a wealth of ingredients thrown in such as chicken, pork, bamboo pith, sea whelk and a crab claw, served in a young Thai coconut; bonus points for presentation. $24.

French onion soup at Parsley & Thyme

Head to this non-descript shophouse for an oldie but goodie, a delectable bowl of French onion soup with grilled Gruyère and Emmental cheese crostini. $12.

Gazpacho at Tanjong Beach Club

Fine, so it’s not a hot soup. But there’s something to be said for a refreshing, chilled gazpacho made with vine-ripened tomatoes poured over a salt-roasted prawn and kissed with a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. $19.

Lobster bisque at Balzac Brasserie

You don’t have to be a soup fan to be pleased with this full-bodied yet not too cloying number. The brininess of sautéed mini Qweli prawns that come with really elevates it—so damn satisfying. $16.

Potato and leek soup at Beets

A mild and soothing leek and potato soup, crowned with a perfectly-poached egg—just waiting to be dug into—and truffle caviar. $10.

Simon and Garfunkel chicken and mushroom ragout at The Soup Spoon

This is just the ticket if you’re after a hearty, herb-scented chicken soup that’s luscious and creamy, studded with mushrooms and chicken chunks for good measure. From $7.60.

Thai spiced pumpkin & coconut soup at Open Door Policy

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, opt for this feisty number. It’s sweet, tangy, savory and piquant all at once, while a dash of coconut cream adds depth; talk about a wicked flavor explosion in your mouth. $11.

Tom yam at Thanying Restaurant

An authentic rendition of the popular classic, theirs is a clear, fragrant broth that’s spicy and sour with seafood like flower crab, slices of fish, prawns and mushrooms. $10.