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Signature Dishes
Bak Kut Teh
Review (3)
Level3 2013-02-19
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While I will not dare to proclaim that this is the best bak kut teh store in the whole stretch of Balestier Road, this is definitely one of my favourite. The bak kut teh broth here is the clear, peppery kind so if you are looking for the Ng Ah Sio kind (herby and dark in colour), look elsewhere. The pepper taste is not too overpowering but one sip reminds me of the pig's stomach soup my grandfather used to cook over firewood. The pepper has been cooked long enough to crack and seep into the soup along with the sweetness of the pork bones.At $7.50 a bowl with rice and fried youtiao, this is not the cheapest you can get. But as Japan Hour will like to say, "this is full of nostalgia". Remember to ask for a refill of the soup.The stall is open 24hours a day except on Sundays where they close from around 3pm to Monday 3pm. continue reading
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Right across from Boon Tong Kee on the same side of the road on Balestier Road,there's a corner coffeeshop 'Kai Juan' that quietly sits on the corner of the street.And which,I have only recently discovered,is home to Ah Hak Bak Kut Teh.Simple, old school, white and peppery These pickled vegetables are not your usual cai buay type but still, stewed in fat, they were moist and tender.Slightly sweet and sour.Best eaten with rice.The clear peppery soup.The pepper is cooked long enough to be cracked open and their spiciness seeps into the soup, mingled with the sweetness of the pork ribs.This was a comfort to the stomach on a cold rainy day out.And ask for refills anytime.You definitely would. Now I get why their clientele is varied and many of the well heeled type.The friend who introduced this place to us?She's got a former Chief Justice as her dad and she's a scholar for a local governmental organization currently based overseas and yet...she comes back for this,on her last day in Singapore.Says a lot, doesn't it? They open from 5am to 2pm and from 5pm to 2am.Anytime you need an early morning fix.Early breakfast morning or early supper morning, these guys are open.And Bak Kut Teh done like this,is a hangover miracle pill. Enjoy! continue reading
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Level4 2011-03-23
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After work, my hubby brought me to eat bak kut teh at balestier. He mentioned he used to go to this coffeeshop during his school days. He ordered a lot of foods, including the signature dish, Bak Kut Teh. After drinking the soup, it taste good. But the pork is not as good as last time, my hubby had eaten before when he was young. But we still manage to finish the food, as we are very hungry that day. continue reading
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