With all the feasting during Chinese New Year, it is not a bad choice to opt for something which is less oily and lighter on the stomach. One of Singaporean’s favourite choice is always the Bak Kut Teh which has peppery soup to warm the stomach.
The entire restaurant is connected with electronic orders through the ipad and the menu is fairly easy to make orders as they offer set meals and a la carte dishes.
There is a condiments counter where you can get red cut chilli, garlic and dark soy sauce.
The pork ribs soup is peppery and has huge and juicy ribs which are cooked till tender
Personally, I prefer the organs soups compared to the ribs as I don’t have to meddle with bones. The soup are slightly less peppery since the natural blood and juices from the organs will be mixed with the soup. The pork liver was slightly over cooked so I would suggest to remove them from the hot soup if you prefer your liver more under cooked.
For lazy bones like me, you can also go for the tender pork slices with are sliced thinly but still succulent and soft. For bak kut teh, you can either have rice or rice noodles which goes very well with the meat dishes.
This other dish is one of the more famous dish from Old Street which is the dry dark sauce bak kut teh which has pork ribs and lady fingers and goes very well with rice. The sauce is thick and savoury and has the strong fragrance of cuttlefish.
The braised bean curd skin is braised till soft and full of juices from the sauce and is a great side dish to complement the ribs and rice.
Overall, the dishes from Old Street is good for a light meal although they are not the best Bak Kut Teh in town, the dishes are still considered ok for their cost and with most of their outlets in shopping malls, it is a good outlet to satisfy your cravings in the hot weather.
Address: 302 Tiong Bahru Rd, 02-105/106, Singapore 168732
Operating hours: 10 am to 10 pm