Hello to our readers out there! Hope you had a great week [: As most of us know, the Tiong Bahru area has become one of the popular places to do cafe-hunting or just chill amidst its old architectures. Today, we shall bring to you this Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh which I have always wanted to try. It is located just opposite the Tiong Bahru Market, and a few steps away from Dough & Grains. Read our review on this special bread shop after this!
Fish Slices in Bak Kut Teh Soup. Well, I am not an avid fan of pork, so I will always have a bowl of fish BKT when I eat BKT. To start off with, I must say that the soup is really disappointing. The pepper taste was not there and it just tasted really bland. For me, I also did not like this particular fish so this bowl wasn't appealing to me.
Dang Ou. They are really generous with the vegetables and I like the way they handle the vegetables. The whole texture was quite good!
Pork Ribs Bak Kut Teh. Yes, this is the whole main point. But, as I mentioned earlier, the meat wasn't enough to make up for the poor standard of the soup.
Pig Trotters. This is the best dish and it is really good. The pig trotters was really well-handled, with no traces of hair or any smell. The black sauce was so good that I basically ignored the other dishes. If you are there, try this!
Salted Vegetables. This is not the way I like my salted vegetables to be done. I like those that are really soft, having been boiled over for hours. But, maybe some of you will prefer this!
Beancurd Skin. This is the other best thing that I liked. Really nice, soaked in the same sauce as the pig trotters! Went really well with my rice! And, point is I don't really eat this normally!
All in all, I think this is definitely not up to my standards for a nice bowl of bak kut teh. However, I might just return for the pig trotters and tau kee (beancurd skin) which was really tasty!
Our ratings of Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh: 5.5/10
Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh
Blk 58, Seng Poh Road, #01-31
6.30am to 9pm