Von brought us to this famous Bak Kut Teh place in Balestier. It opens from 6 pm so do not go too early. However, car parking is a little difficult there. Upon entering the shop, the walls are filles with photographs that the owner took with many different celebrities from Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The Bak Kut Teh there is peppery. Hence, if you prefer the herbal soup, this may not be for you. The shop refills hot soup for you when yours is about to finish readily. We had ours refilled thrice! I would have preferred if the you tiao was crispier. The pig’s kidneys were crunchy and it wasn’t too smelly. Request for chilli padi if you find the cut-chillies tasteless.
You Tiao – $1.50
Bak Kut Teh (small) – $6
Pig’s Kidneys – $6
Toufu Skin (Tua Kee) – $3
Salted Vegetable – $3
Plain rice – $0.50
Lime Juice/Luo Han Guo/Aloe Vera Drink – $1.50
Prices exclude 7% GST. No service charges.
Stall: Founder Bak Kut Teh Restaurant发起人肉骨茶餐馆
Address: 347 Balestier Road (New Orchid Hotel), Singapore 329777
Opening Hours: Lunch: 12 noon – 2pm, Dinner/Supper: 6pm – 2.30am. Closed on Tuesdays.