Thursday, July 26, 2012

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh is a place I pass by pretty often, but never entered. Finally, I got to try this award-winning bak kut teh. There are two shops along the same road but we chose the one nearer the junction because it seemed like there were more seats. Lunch crowd can be quite a horror but there was either no wait or a very short wait because of the efficient staff. 

Set up since 1969, the shop is currently under the helm of the founder's son. You can see the chefs at work and there's a old feel about it, which doesn't feel out of place in the row of shophouses.

Here's the star of the show. You can choose either the small Pork Ribs Soup ($6.50) or the large one ($8). We were feeling kind of poor so we asked the server whether the large one was enough for two to share. She replied that there were about 4-5 pork ribs in the soup. 

The meat was tender and the soup was suitably peppery. However, unless you need to scrimp and save, maybe get the single portion and eat 3 pieces of pork ribs on your own. Since the meat was quite little, it wasn't satisfying to eat just two pieces (we were sharing a large bowl). But by all means, drink the soup- it's very good! Free refill of soup as well. 

We also ordered a small plate of Xiao Bai Cai in Oyster Sauce ($3.50).

For two people, we spent around $14.60 including one drink. Worth it? Depends. The bak kut teh is good but the price of it is slightly on the high side. Service was very efficient and food came very quickly. Unlike some establishments which have rude servers shouting at you during rush hours, this certainly didn't happen here.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh 
11 New Bridge Road #01-01
Tel No: 6533 6128
(Closed on Monday)


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