26 Oct '14, 1am
Ah Hak Bak Kut Teh @ Kai Juan Coffeeshop
Balestier is the hub of bak kut teh, there are countless bak kut teh stalls along the road. Just a few days back, I had my lunch at Ah Hak Bak Kut Teh in Kai Juan Coffeeshop (or some called it Kai Juan BKT). What captured my attention first was the very old school interior. From the rusty gates, to granite floor, patterned bowls and wooden tables, it made me feel like I am living in the 70s. During my first visit there, I ordered a bowl of bak kut teh for 1 person, together with a bowl of rice and preserved vegetable (cai-beh). It costs me $7.50 in total. The bak kut teh has clear broth and moderately peppery. The taste is somewhat similar to Rong Cheng’s BKT. The pork ribs were not very tender, but I guess the older generation loves it. Cai beh was crunchy and personally, I like it. During my second visit with the makan kakis, we ordered a bowl of pig trotter and intestin...