Sunday, November 6, 2011

Turtle Soup - Ser Seng Herbs (Turtle) Restaurant - Singapore

Turtle soup is supposed to be good for the circulation and warms up the body.  Wait!  Before you say endangered species ... these turtles are farmed, just like cows and chickens.

My dad took us to Ser Seng in Geylang a long time ago.  The first time I tried turtle soup,  I didn't really it but it grows on you.  It really does.   The soup base is herby but not overly so.  We usually order the whole turtle which comes in a steaming hot claypot.  I'm not even sure which parts of the turtle are edible.  It took me a long time to figure out what was you get turtle meat, turtle paws, turtle skin and some innards.   The meat, depending on which part of the turtle it is either melts in your mouth or  tastes a bit like overcooked chicken breast.  The soup does seems tastier when you get the whole turtle in the claypot.  Lastly,  if you're lucky, they will have stock of turtle eggs - a must try.   Something else that is an acquired taste.  You eat it whole and it just bursts in your mouth.   It's on my list of things to eat everytime I go back to Singapore.   

Would you try turtle soup?

Whole Turtle Soup in Claypot
Yam Rice
Turtle Eggs
Turtle Skin
Ser Seng Herbs (Turtle) Restaurant
29 Lor Bachok (Inside Lor 21 Geylang)


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