Where to get your Bak Kut Teh
XIU JIE CLAYPOT BAK KUT TEH
What: Owner Ang Chiew Huat serves a Cantonese version that she learnt to make in Kuala Lumpur. Unlike the Malaysian version, which has a strong herbal taste, her claypot bak kut teh (from $4) is lighter. Other items include bak kut teh mee sua ($4) and claypot pork ribs with bittergourd ($6/$8).
Where: Block 79 Telok Blangah Drive, 01-06, open: 9am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Sundays, closed on Mondays
Info: Call 9829-6131
OLD STREET BAK KUT TEH
What: Dry bak kut teh ($6.50/$8.50) comes with lady’s fingers, dried chillies and sliced chilli padi and strips of dried cuttlefish. The peppery soup is served separately.
Where: 129 Upper Paya Lebar Road, open: 7 to 1am daily
KLANG BAK KUT TEH
What: Order the special set ($8) which includes a hearty serving of tender pork ribs, mushrooms, beancurd sheets and tau pok (fried beancurd puff) in a herbal soup, and a side serving of you tiao (dough fritter). The normal portion of bak kut teh costs $6.50.
Where: Malaysian Food Street, next to the entrance of Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, open: noon to 10pm, Tuesdays to Sundays, closed on Mondays
Info: Call 6577-8899
LEONG KEE (KLANG) BAK KUT TEH
What: The thick, herb-based bak kut teh is cooked in claypots and based on the herbal Klang version. Prices start at $5.50.
Where: Two outlets at 321 Beach Road and 251 Geylang Road, open: 11am to 10pm daily
Info: Call 8368-8229
What: Dry bak kut teh (from $7) is served in a claypot with pork ribs, lady’s fingers, sliced chilli padi and cuttlefish slices. A thick, herbal soup is served separately. Original bak kut teh ($5) and claypot bak kut teh with soup ($9/$15) are also available.
Where: 29 Sultan Gate, open: 10am to 10pm daily
Info: Call 6298-8538
PAO XIANG BAK KUT TEH
What: The Malaysian chain’s first outlet here serves the Hokkien herbal version. Various pork parts, including pork belly and intestines, are available. Prices start at $9.80 for a bowl.
Where: nex, 23 Serangoon Central, B1-34/35, open: 10.30am to 10pm daily