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If you wonder why there is a long line at the steps of this restaurant daily and nightly, and if you wonder why so many photographs of celebrities grace the wall of this simple little eatery, well then I suggest you give it a try.I have been to Founder Bak Kut Teh many times, and have tried a lot of other decidedly famous ones over the years as well - but this still reigns as one of my top favorites. That is despite the queue and hurried service. Anyway, tonight the Beau and I graced the restaur
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If you wonder why there is a long line at the steps of this restaurant daily and nightly, and if you wonder why so many photographs of celebrities grace the wall of this simple little eatery, well then I suggest you give it a try.
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I have been to Founder Bak Kut Teh many times, and have tried a lot of other decidedly famous ones over the years as well - but this still reigns as one of my top favorites. That is despite the queue and hurried service. Anyway, tonight the Beau and I graced the restaurant once more.
Founder Bak Kut Teh
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The Beau took the Founder Bak Kut Teh (SGD$8.00) that came with a bowl of white rice. The meat was tender enough, and the soup was piping hot and very tasteful with strong peppery overhaul - perfect for a rainy evening like the one we were enjoying.
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I selected the Pig's Intestine's Soup (SGD$6.50) with no rice. Rest assured that it would also be served with the same delicious and distinctive white pepper stock soup. The innards were all right - some chewy, some tender, some springy in texture, but all were good.

The side dishes such as salted vegetables, braised peanuts, braised eggs etc are all tasty and serve as wonderful accompaniment as well. Alternatively, their Pig's Trotter (SGD$8.00) a try as well - tasty, tender and sinfully good for a once-in-a-blue-moon indulgence.

For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/10/dinner-at-founder-bak-kut-teh-orchid.html

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2014-10-18
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$16 (Dinner)
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Pig Intestine Soup
  • pig trotter
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2014-03-10 269 views
This is one of the famous bak tuk teh places in Singapore which I like it a lot. My friends and I have ordered 3 bowls of signature founders pork ribs soup, xian cai, 2 servings of you tiao, 2 serving of rice and peanuts and total bill come up to $37 which i find it quite reasonable for the standard of the food.the soup is peppery at to the right extent. not too peppery nor too plain. and the pork ribs meat are tender and nice. xian cai and youtiao taste good too. moreover, the staff are very qu
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This is one of the famous bak tuk teh places in Singapore which I like it a lot. My friends and I have ordered 3 bowls of signature founders pork ribs soup, xian cai, 2 servings of you tiao, 2 serving of rice and peanuts and total bill come up to $37 which i find it quite reasonable for the standard of the food.

the soup is peppery at to the right extent. not too peppery nor too plain. and the pork ribs meat are tender and nice. xian cai and youtiao taste good too. moreover, the staff are very quick in their service to help you top up the soup.

however, do prepare to queue if you are here during peak meal timings.
overall, i feel that the standard of the food is worth the wait.
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2014-01-20 142 views
Total bill amounted to $46+. We had fried omelette, tau kee, ngoh hiang, pig trotters and bak kut teh. Their side dishes were not bad. The pig trotters (smallest portion) was quite a big portion for 1 pax and there were lots of meat and collagen in it. The bak kut teh soup was peppery but I prefer Ng Ah Sio. Their bak kut was not very tender and meat did not fall off the bone easily too. Overall, it is worth a try.
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Total bill amounted to $46+. We had fried omelette, tau kee, ngoh hiang, pig trotters and bak kut teh. Their side dishes were not bad. The pig trotters (smallest portion) was quite a big portion for 1 pax and there were lots of meat and collagen in it. The bak kut teh soup was peppery but I prefer Ng Ah Sio. Their bak kut was not very tender and meat did not fall off the bone easily too. Overall, it is worth a try.
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2013-12-13 76 views
This bak kut teh costs $7.50 for the normal version and a bowl of rice. It consisted of 4 pieces of pork bones which was rather meaty and tender. The bak kut teh soup was slightly salty and very spicy. The flavour of the soup was quite nice and had a rich BAk kut teh taste. Soup was quite addictive and there are free refills! If you love spicy bak kut teh, try this you'll like it.
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This bak kut teh costs $7.50 for the normal version and a bowl of rice. It consisted of 4 pieces of pork bones which was rather meaty and tender. The bak kut teh soup was slightly salty and very spicy. The flavour of the soup was quite nice and had a rich BAk kut teh taste. Soup was quite addictive and there are free refills! If you love spicy bak kut teh, try this you'll like it.
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2013-06-27 44 views
The FoodI ordered bak kut teh with normal ribs ($6), you tiao ($1.50), pig trotters ($6) and preserved vegetables ($3). The ribs was soft, tender and the meat easily detached from the bones.The soup was clear and peppery taste with strong flavour of pork broth without the over powering taste of the pepper hence very nice and tasty.Lastly for the pig trotters, the portion is very huge with decent amount of meat, fats and skin and was super tender,super soft,yet it did not have the over cooked fee
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I ordered bak kut teh with normal ribs ($6), you tiao ($1.50), pig trotters ($6) and preserved vegetables ($3). The ribs was soft, tender and the meat easily detached from the bones.The soup was clear and peppery taste with strong flavour of pork broth without the over powering taste of the pepper hence very nice and tasty.
Lastly for the pig trotters, the portion is very huge with decent amount of meat, fats and skin and was super tender,super soft,yet it did not have the over cooked feel at all.The sauce blend very nicely with the trotters and taste heavenly!!

The Price
Reasonably priced at $20++ for the whole bill

Overall
I will definitely come back again and highly recommended to try this!
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2013-06-03 30 views
If not for the pig trotters, I don't think I will be back to this Bak Kut Teh shop so fast. Since the place open till quite late even during a weekday night, we have no choice but to head over for supper (since my friend is craving for something soupy). I ordered a pig trotter all to myself and thankfully the taste reminds as the last time I visited. The 'fats' (full of collagen) basically melts in your mouth and doesn't have the "foul smell". The lean meat is tender and not tough to chew. The b
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If not for the pig trotters, I don't think I will be back to this Bak Kut Teh shop so fast. Since the place open till quite late even during a weekday night, we have no choice but to head over for supper (since my friend is craving for something soupy). I ordered a pig trotter all to myself and thankfully the taste reminds as the last time I visited. The 'fats' (full of collagen) basically melts in your mouth and doesn't have the "foul smell". The lean meat is tender and not tough to chew. The black vinegar gravy goes very well with the rice definitely.
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2013-05-11 22 views
Disappointed by the drop of standard compare to my previous visit which was more than 6 months ago. Despite the many celebrities photos hanging all around the shop, I guess there's really nothing much to shout out about the food here, except for their pig trotters in black sauce. The soup tasted so peppery and salty, zero taste of the ribs or herbs and I feel like I am drinking just pepper soy sauce soup. The pork ribs (I chose to have the long pork ribs) is tough and chewy, the meat not tearing
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Disappointed by the drop of standard compare to my previous visit which was more than 6 months ago. Despite the many celebrities photos hanging all around the shop, I guess there's really nothing much to shout out about the food here, except for their pig trotters in black sauce. The soup tasted so peppery and salty, zero taste of the ribs or herbs and I feel like I am drinking just pepper soy sauce soup. The pork ribs (I chose to have the long pork ribs) is tough and chewy, the meat not tearing off from the bones easily. Really really disappointed by their standard now.
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2013-01-30 17 views
In my ideal world,I thought this would be the perfect late night comfort food.I mean, even Chow Yun Fatt loves it.Or so the papers say.Go for the long ribs.$8.Go ahead.Indulge yourself a little.But I'm hardly a fan of pork ribs.I just wanted soup!Beancurd sheets Beancurd PuffsSo all these side dishes were good.Then what was my issue with Founder?The soup! Oh my. The soup eeez too salty!Imagine the salt overpowering pepper.I couldn't even bring myself to ask for a refill.And why there was a queue
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In my ideal world,
I thought this would be the perfect late night comfort food.
I mean, even Chow Yun Fatt loves it.
Or so the papers say.

Go for the long ribs.
$8.
Go ahead.
Indulge yourself a little.

But I'm hardly a fan of pork ribs.
I just wanted soup!

Beancurd sheets


Beancurd Puffs

So all these side dishes were good.
Then what was my issue with Founder?

The soup! Oh my.

The soup eeez too salty!
Imagine the salt overpowering pepper.
I couldn't even bring myself to ask for a refill.
And why there was a queue for this,
I could not comprehend.

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As a pork hunter, Bak Kut Teh is one of my favourite food. In Singapore, Bak Kut Teh is normally cooked in pepper-tasted soup, unlike Malaysia, most of the Bak Kut Teh soups are herbal-based.Along the Balestier Road, Founder Bak Kut Teh is the best for me. The place is so famous until we actually queued up 30 minutes for a table for two persons by the road side. Indeed, walls inside the restaurant are filled with the numerous photographs of famous artists, either local or overseas.I prefer the T
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As a pork hunter, Bak Kut Teh is one of my favourite food. In Singapore, Bak Kut Teh is normally cooked in pepper-tasted soup, unlike Malaysia, most of the Bak Kut Teh soups are herbal-based.

Along the Balestier Road, Founder Bak Kut Teh is the best for me. The place is so famous until we actually queued up 30 minutes for a table for two persons by the road side. Indeed, walls inside the restaurant are filled with the numerous photographs of famous artists, either local or overseas.
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I prefer the Teochew style, light in color but uses more pepper in the soup. It was decent but peppery, melting my heart everytime I drink. Costed $6.00 per bowl, excluding the rice.
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Unfortunely, it no longer hot and crispy when it was served. A bit oily for me, they should reheated it before the serving. Costed $1.50 per small bowl.
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Nothing special for the peanuts, the taste just nice which was not too salty. Costed $2.00 per plate ordered.
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Never thought the pork ribs not only could look so attractive but also yummy and flavourful. I can say that the quality of braised pork ribs has always been consistent all throughout. Costed $7.00 for regular bowl for two persons.
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Fresh and natural drinks, it was the healhier choice among all beverages. Costed $1.80 each cup.

Even when the time we are leaving the place, there was still a snake-like queue waiting outside for their turn to get in, just because for one bowl of bak ku teh.
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Today I'm going to recommend to you this famous Bak Kut Teh at Balestier!TADA! It's the Founder Bak Kut Teh aka 發起人肉骨茶!!So, went for some last minute Christmas shopping, and late night shopping for daily necessities at Mustafa.After a long day of weekend shopping, we just hope for a bowl of sizzling hot soup, so we were cracking our heads where to head for supper!On the way, we passed by this Founder Bak Kut Teh shop, which really attracted me on the first sight. What's special is that, their wh
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Today I'm going to recommend to you this famous Bak Kut Teh at Balestier!
TADA! It's the Founder Bak Kut Teh aka 發起人肉骨茶!!
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So, went for some last minute Christmas shopping, and late night shopping for daily necessities at Mustafa.
After a long day of weekend shopping, we just hope for a bowl of sizzling hot soup, so we were cracking our heads where to head for supper!

On the way, we passed by this Founder Bak Kut Teh shop, which really attracted me on the first sight. What's special is that, their whole shop wallpaper is full of photos! Photos with famous celebrities all over the world! (Yes, I mean the four walls. )


Okay, so here comes the food!
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The Bak Kut Teh ribs! (My fave!)
$8 - One size only.
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The ermmm ... also Bak Kut Teh, but different parts of meat.
$6 - One size only.
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You Tiao!
Complimentary with Bak Kut Teh.
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Mixed pork kidney, liver & intestines soup.
YUMMY, no smelly smell.
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The braised pork trotters!
Available in big and small.
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And the salted vegetables!
$3.

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The food is sincerely nice, not absolutely fabulous, but still worth 4/5 thumbs up!
The first two bowl of soups served were warm, not sizzling hot, which is not what I expected as Bak Kut Teh should be served hot instead of warm.
However, the third bowl of Bak Kut Teh which we ended up ordering again, is sizzling hot and was more up to what I expected at first.

But overall, the heat has not affected much of it's taste.
Furthermore, the you tiao is the best part!
Imagine that crispy you tiao, being throughly soaked inside the bak kut teh, and the soup just burst in your mouth. SHIOK!

The braised pork trotters were not really their signature dishes, so it's actually tasting quite normal.
It's like you can go outside and get similar tasting braised sauce.

For the salted vegetables, it's actually quite up to my liking. Not too sweet, not too salty. Just the right portion, the right taste, the right munchy-ness.

Overall, we got three bowls of bak kut teh, one bowl of mixed pork intestines, one bowl of braised pork trotters, one plate of salted vegetables & drinks at total $48 (inclusive of GST, no service charge).

Personally I find the price reasonably priced for the yummy food, so TRY IT!

It's located at 347 Balestier Road, #01-347.
Confirm no regrets!


So, that's all for today! GOOD NIGHT Open ricers! KAN FAI LO!
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Had BKT craving for dinner again! This time my pilgrimmage led me to the famous Founder BKT. The spare ribs soup is white based and peppery - my favourite! Spare ribs were tender and I coaxed the meat off its bones with a soft tug of my teeth, super awesome! Also ordered the Kidney soup, another of my favourites, and it didn't disappoint in terms of serving size and quality.Companions and I spammed the side dishes too - apart from the essential youtiao and preserved veg, we got ourselves some p
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Had BKT craving for dinner again! This time my pilgrimmage led me to the famous Founder BKT.

The spare ribs soup is white based and peppery - my favourite!
Spare ribs were tender and I coaxed the meat off its bones with a soft tug of my teeth, super awesome! Also ordered the Kidney soup, another of my favourites, and it didn't disappoint in terms of serving size and quality.

Companions and I spammed the side dishes too - apart from the essential youtiao and preserved veg, we got ourselves some pig skin, pig's intestines (braised to perfection), braised peanuts and tang-oh *(i loved the soupy tang-oh!!). Try their herbal drinks and longan (i think), they are pretty good according to my dinner companions.

Service was brisk and pretty efficient after you survive the initial queue. Oh, the place is airconditioned too.
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2012-06-08
This place is great as they open till past midnight. I love to drizzle my entire rice with dark soya sauce and submerged all the you tiao into the soup. I like the taste of the soup as it is really flavourful with a tinge of peppery taste. It is not that spicy and is pretty tolerable for people who can't take spicy stuffs. Everything is nice except their pork ribs which are pretty hard to bite. We ordered tou fu skin as well. Some pieces are a little hard and dry. Service is amazing as they will
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This place is great as they open till past midnight. I love to drizzle my entire rice with dark soya sauce and submerged all the you tiao into the soup. I like the taste of the soup as it is really flavourful with a tinge of peppery taste. It is not that spicy and is pretty tolerable for people who can't take spicy stuffs. Everything is nice except their pork ribs which are pretty hard to bite. We ordered tou fu skin as well. Some pieces are a little hard and dry. Service is amazing as they will really recommend you what to order!
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My sister was craving for bak kut teh in the middle of the night so I drove her and my mum to founder bak kut teh for supper. The bak kut teh taste really good, the soup is very peppery and tasty. It is not too salty and very rich in flavours. The bak kut is very tender and soft, it went well with the chilli black sauce dip. We ordered you tiao and salted vegetable. The you tiao goes really well with the soup, it absorbs the soup and softens. The salted vegetable is really nice, not too salty an
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My sister was craving for bak kut teh in the middle of the night so I drove her and my mum to founder bak kut teh for supper. The bak kut teh taste really good, the soup is very peppery and tasty. It is not too salty and very rich in flavours. The bak kut is very tender and soft, it went well with the chilli black sauce dip. We ordered you tiao and salted vegetable. The you tiao goes really well with the soup, it absorbs the soup and softens. The salted vegetable is really nice, not too salty and goes well with the rice. It was very satisfying but also a little pricey, nevertheless, for such good meal, it was worth it.
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This 24-hours Bak Kut Teh shop is along Balestier Road. Their Bak Kut Teh was quite tender but a bit expensive. Their side dishes were rather well-cooked and tasty. Parking is quite hard. Not likely will I go there again given that there are many other choices around. Overall, its ok only.
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This 24-hours Bak Kut Teh shop is along Balestier Road. Their Bak Kut Teh was quite tender but a bit expensive. Their side dishes were rather well-cooked and tasty. Parking is quite hard. Not likely will I go there again given that there are many other choices around. Overall, its ok only.
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I prefer this to the herbal style bak kut teh. I like it nicely peppery and it tasted even more pepper when eaten hot. The pork ribs were only 4 pieces but quite meaty. I like to dip inside the thick dark sauce with red cut chillies in it. I also like to pour some soup into my rice. I like to eat with you tiao. I will thrown the you tiao in the soup and let it soaked for a while before i dip it into the dark sauce and eat it with rice. Nice and satisfied.
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I prefer this to the herbal style bak kut teh. I like it nicely peppery and it tasted even more pepper when eaten hot. The pork ribs were only 4 pieces but quite meaty. I like to dip inside the thick dark sauce with red cut chillies in it. I also like to pour some soup into my rice. I like to eat with you tiao. I will thrown the you tiao in the soup and let it soaked for a while before i dip it into the dark sauce and eat it with rice. Nice and satisfied.
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