22 Jul '14, 6pm
Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh #holistic cooking
The soup — Love the clean-tasting soup base. It has a distinct peppery presence without being overly peppery, with well balanced flavors. The ribs — I went straight for the premium loin ribs 龙骨 at S$8.50 per bowl. Pricey but worth it. The meat gives way to the bite, but has a satisfyingly bouncy texture. Also there’s no offensive porky smell. Stewed salted vegetables (S$1.50) — Soft and juicy, this was very appetizing and is my must-have dish with bak kut teh. Braised peanuts (S$1.50) — My favorite dish! Super flavorful and super melt-in-the-mouth, the peanuts were braised with PIG SKIN to give the dish a silky smooth feel. Mmmmh! Yu char kway [fried dough stick] (S$1.20) — Many bak kut teh places serve yu char kway that’s been kept too long, which tastes dry and stale. Here, the doughsticks tasted fresh with no stale oil taste.