Lucky Plaza Rabbit Brand Restaurant Allegedly Sells Real Shark Fin Soup For $6.95
Shark fin soup, an exotic delicacy that most Singaporeans consider expensive, can cost up to $65 at most restaurants. But what if there is a place selling them at $6.95?
According to food blogger Ah Beng Foodie, this place in Lucky Plaza has it.Source
On Monday (29 Jul), he shared his experience regarding a $6.95 Shark’s Fin Soup with Rice set at Rabbit Brand Restaurant on Facebook.
Here’s his review of the place.Source
We summarise his review below.
Looking for a place to eat at Lucky Plaza
This foodie and his date Maria were apparently looking for places to eat at Lucky Plaza when the Rabbit Brand Restaurant caught his eye with its neon sign, reminding him of an Arowana fish.
Upon walking into the restaurant, he ordered the Shark’s Fin Soup with Rice Set, which includes a bowl of shark fin soup, rice, and white fungus dessert.Source
Stunned like vegetable when he paid for the meal
At the end of the meal, Ah Beng Foodie asked for the bill and handed the waiter a $100 note.
When the waiter came back with $93.05 worth of change, he was “stunned like a vegetable” as he thought the waiter had miscalculated the amount.Source
The waiter then told him that the shark’s fin soup set was $6.95. Shocked, he looked at the receipt again, and saw that the price was indeed $6.95 “and not $69.50”.
He immediately became skeptical and doubted the quality of the shark’s fin.
$6.95 for real shark’s fin? Sure bo?
However, Ah Beng Foodie felt he had reason to believe the shark’s fin he had was authentic. He said he witnessed the chef placing a real shark’s fin into the claypots served to customers.Source
He also reviewed that the taste of the shark’s fin was almost on par with popular high-end restaurants.
This insanely cheap bowl of shark’s fin soup even had ingredients like fish maw, mushroom, and of course, real shark’s fin.
Shark fin soup a traditional Chinese delicacy
Shark fin soup is a dish that has long ignited controversy. Many have argued that harvesting shark’s fins is unsustainable and could lead the species to extinction.
Although concerned citizens have joined the call to reduce market demand, shark fin soup remains a traditional delicacy at Chinese festive celebrations and wedding banquets.
To those who still love to eat shark fin soup, you can make a trip down to Rabbit Brand Seafood Delicacies and give this $6.95 set a try.
Here’s how to get there.
Address: 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Opening Time: Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Closed on Sunday
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard MRT Station
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