Food: Bak Kut Teh


Bak Kut Teh or “meat bone tea”, is one of my favorite dishes here in Singapore. I can’t compare it to our any local dish. Or maybe, the closest one I can think of is “nilagang baboy” or “bulalo” but with more spices and cooked with lots of garlic and pepper. Parang may onteng trace ng anghang kumbaga.

At first, I didn’t know I was going to like it. I saw Darwin ate one before but it looks nothing special to me. Then one day, I went to Riverwalk at Clark Quay to apply for a replacement for my lost e-Pass. Just across the Riverwalk building, there is this eatery, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, with lots of people dining. Intrigued on what the fuss is all about, I went there to try their best seller food. And voila! I found a new discovery. The delicious tasting Bak Kut Teh is found right there.:)

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh at Clark Quay

The pork is cooked to perfection. The meat is very soft and tender, easy for it to chew. And the best thing about eating there – soup is refillable! You can eat it together with dark soy sauce and red chili as condiments.

My Bak Kut Teh meal

This is one dish I don’t mind eating everyday. It satisfies me the way “sinigang baboy” does to me. To those who want to try this delicious dish, you can go to their place at New Bridge Road near Clark Quay MRT station.