I figure since I’m home sick with the flu today, I’ll write a post. This has sat in the drafts for a while.
There’s a lot of Chinese on this sandwich board that I can’t read. Who wants to translate? Actually, it’s all Chinese except for .com. Which is exactly what the banner says. Known as soup.com, this small restaurant on Victoria and 34th sells claypot rice and presumably, soup. Sorry, I meant 43rd. Seems I’m also slightly dyslexic.
Every claypot order starts off with a plain soup and some pickled pao cai, daikon and carrot.
I don’t remember the particular ones that was ordered on my first visit with Daniel, Jeff, KWong and Janice, but here’s some pictures. Is this enough pictures for you Tiff? This first one looks like pork or spareribs to me.
I think this is probably chicken. Nope, Janice corrected me, it’s pork jowl.
I think this was mine, pork patty with salted fish.
Close up of the salted fish. A very small amount, but meant to be mixed throughout the rice.
The toppings, to me, are secondary to the crispy rice found at the bottom of the pot.
On a few subsequent visits with my dad, he ordered some soups because they’re herbal and “good” and “healthy”.
While I don’t doubt that, sometimes Chinese herbal soups just taste disgusting or bitter. This wasn’t bad at all, very clear and light.
Some of this stuff inside, I have no idea what it is. They do have some interesting soups, such as rabbit or snail soup.
My go to dish here is the Lemongrass Chicken. I added the Chinese Sausage for an extra dollar or so.
What I love about this chicken is the abundance of it, it may seem like it’s a paltry serving, but it’s quite deceiving..there’s a lot on top of the rice.
As tempting as it is to eat the rice quickly, i take my time here to allow it to really crisp.
Every claypot here is prepared fresh to order, so allow for 15-20 minutes wait from when you place your order. At an average price of $7, it’s a great meal that’s also cheap and filling.