The recent rainy weather has driven my desire for a pipping hot bowl of soup. Bak Kut Teh easily came to mind one afternoon....after lunch part one (the wanton mee in the previous post). Moohehe.
What's not so funny is that Bak Kut Teh seems to be getting pricier. It's now tough finding a bowl at $3.50 and at popular BKT destinations like along Balestier road, it comes to $7 or $8.
How was the one at Song Huat?
Well, I was pretty happy to pay $5 for this bowl- 3-4 long pieces of pork ribs that one can hold and nibble. The meat was tender and had just a nice amount to fat. The soup brought to mind a scene of a happy pig in lush green fields with garlic and pepper. Gentle, clean and flavourful. It had a homely touch which reminded me of bak kut teh at home during my childhood years.
The Pork Trotters ($5) however were so-so. The light sauce reminded me a bit of Teochew braised duck/goose but the meat was unfortunately dry.
Turkey season may be upon us but bak kut teh is definitely here to stay!
Song Huat Bak Kut Teh
1 Rochor Road
Closes: Every Monday (except if it's a public holiday)
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Not sure what rice they use but it's surprisingly good! Fluffy and the individual grains held their own. Often, it's the simple things done right that makes a difference. :)