Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lured By Dry-style Bak Kut Teh

Lured by the dry-style bak kut teh and spurred on by a wet evening, I went to try Old Street Bak Kut Teh.

They also have the soup version Bak Kut Teh ($5.50) which was pretty good. Not herbal, this style exuded plenty of white pepper and garlic. The pork ribs were nice and tender too. :)

I like eating braised Tau Kee ($3.50). Soft sheets of fried beancurd skin with rice is almoost always good.

A dish of Kai Lan ($5) to add a veg component to the meal.

And a bowl of sweet Bean Curd ($1.50) aka tau huay to end the meal. This had a slight almond flavour and is the "normal" style, not the Lao Ban pudding-like versions that seem so popular nowadays. 

Hey oh wait. Where's the Dry-Style Bak Kut Teh? I only realised that I forgot to shoot it when doing up this post! -.- Moohahaha.

So without a photo, just bear with me while I describe it. The Dry-Style Bak Kut Teh ($6.50) comes in a claypot with pieces of lady's fingers and red chillies tossed in dark soy sauce. The interesting part of it was the small strips of dried cuttlefish that added depth and a lovely punchy flavour.  

BKT is pure comfort especially on cold, wet days. If Singapore ever snows....I know what I'll hug a big bowl of.   

Old Street Bak Kut Teh
129 Upper Paya Lebar Road,
Opens: 7am-1am daily

Chew On This: The food took a while to arrive so maybe it's wise to order tau huay or chin chow to eat while waiting!


KopiKosongGirl said...

Alamak! You forgot to shoot the dry-style one!?!? I was waiting for that photo to come! Lol...

The Hungry Cow said...

KopiKosongGirl: I couldn't believe it too! Thought I had shot it... But the camera doesn't lie. LOL. The next time I go, I will shoot it and post up!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

OMG I laughed until peng!!! Bravo on going ahead with the post regardless! :)

The Hungry Cow said...

Ju: Moohahaha! Champion right? :p

Anonymous said...

Food is ok, but I must say, their service sucks! On 2 scenarios;
1. I wanted to order another drink, no server came until 1 saw me waving, she shouted out from afar "...what do you want!" I can't believe it.
2. Hygiene issue; the server that brought me the bak kut teh had long and dirty nails, dipped by the side of the bowl when it was served, how nice