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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Looking through my Thai Pals itinerary in Singapore, I was indeed very surprise to have them emphazing that Song Fa Bak Kut Teh as one of the "MUST EAT" during their first day here in Singapore.

Unit interior

Another Unit

Swearing by the good taste, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh was swarmed with not only tourists, tour guides as well as locals. Even with 2 shop space side by side, the walkways were fully packed of snaky queues with patrons waiting patiently for their seating and queue number to be called.

Expected Waited Time
Thankfully, situation was organized and well controlled with assistant carrying an ordering tablet taking down orders and giving out queue numbers. Braving through the sweltering heat and humidity differences here in Singapore, we finally got our seats with orders efficiently served shortly.

Menu

The Teochew style Pork Ribs soup came with 2 big ribs which already kept them quite full from a start. Like most Bak Kut Teh places, servers will go around topping the soup and likewise in Song Fa. Ribs were cooked to tenderness that it fell off the bone effortlessly. Teochew Style Version of the Soup consists of garlic, pepper and salt. Though it was a peppery version but spicy level was mild. It strike a well balance with the natural sweetness from the pork.

Pork Ribs Soup - $7
Braised Pig's Trotter did not come as a whole and instead, they were cut into smaller portions, easier for diners.Surprisingly not too fatty and were not oily.

Braised Pig's Trotter - $8.50 (Big)
Going into the 3rd dishes on the table and my pals were already on their way towards "retirement" - their stomach was packed full of Singapore good food since they landed Singapore. The braised Pig intestine was what we called "Fen Chang", the part of the intestine with powdery substances. Well the taste wasn't too bad but lacking of fragrance. But still, the preparations were thorough as there were no foul smell.

Braised Pig's Intestine - $8.50 (Big)
Side dishes like salted vegetable was simple and not too salty.

Salted vegetable - $3.50 (Big)
There were 3 kinds of Vegetables to choose from, Kai Lan, Xiao Bai Cai and Cai Xin. The serving method is all the same with them on oyster sauce topped with fried onions.

Cai Xin - $8 (Big)
So much of the braised dishes, how I wish I can have a taste of the blacker version of Bak Kut Teh. Despite coming from a Teochew family, I still prefer the Herbal Version of Bak Kut Teh. Nevertheless, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh was rather decent and I like best is that their soup were not too peppery like most of other places.

Drink a cup

Rating: 3.25 / 5

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
Location: 1 & 17 New Bridge Road #01-01 Singapore 059383
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