Hong Wen (Old Beauty World) Mutton Soup At Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre
Do not be confused, but there are two mutton soup stalls within the vicinity of Bukit Timah with the same name. While my visit is from Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, the other is located at Beauty World Plaza.
So what makes a good bowl of Mutton Soup? In my opinion, it will be the ability of the chef to remove most of the gamy mutton taste through the right balance of herbs. Noticed that I mentioned “most” rather than “entire”. To me, that’s the signature and highlight of indulging mutton else it will be like having plain rice together with Hainanese Chicken.
The herbal flavour for Hong Wen’s was a little mild in strength but was evident through its aroma.
Nevertheless, meat was tender but could do more with their portion.
My favourite stall thus far will be the one from New World Mutton Soup at Bedok Interchange which has a very good balance of herbal flavour and gamey taste, while complimented with their chilli sauce.
#02-160, Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre
116 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Daily: 10:30 – 14:30 & 17:30 – 21:30