5 Best Bak Ku Tehs in Singapore

17 June
Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh is a fragrant pork bone broth and there are numerous interpretations across Southeast Asia. The Singapore-style Bak Kut Teh – a peppery clear pork bone soup served with succulent pork ribs – is typically served with white rice and salted preserved vegetables.

From Founder Bak Ku Teh, Song Fa Bak Ku Teh to Ng Ah Sio Bak Ku Teh, here is our guide to the 5 Best Bak Ku Tehs in Singapore.

#1 FOUNDER BAK KU TEH

Founder Bak Ku Teh has been in operation for more than four decades and the eatery has made a name for itself in Asia with its peppery Bak Ku Teh. The premium pork ribs used here are of the highest standards and braised for hours till tender. Founder Bak Ku Teh has been visited by many celebrities and the restaurant’s countless photographs of stars and the founders are testimony to its regional fame.

347 Balestier Road
Singapore 329777
Tel: +65 6352 6192
Mon, Wed to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 2am
Closed on Tuesdays
Nearest Station: Novena

Ng Ah Sio

#2 NG AH SIO BAK KU TEH

Over a million bowls of piping hot bak ku tehs have been sold at Ng Ah Sio Bak Ku Teh since 1988 and the store remains a popular dining destination amongst locals and tourists alike despite its vicinity’s gentrification. Aromatic and peppery, these pork herbal soups are best eaten with crispy Chinese dough fritters and Chinese tea.

208 Rangoon Road
Hong Building
Singapore 218453
Tel: +65 6291 4537
Closed on Mondays
Tue to Sun: 7am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

#3 SONG FA BAK KU TEH

Song Fa Bak Ku Teh has come a long, long way since its humble beginnings. It was half a century ago when Song Fa’s legacy started and we are glad that the younger generations still get to savour this peppery porky goodness. The meat at Song Fa Bak Ku Teh has been cooked till perfection – think soft fall-of-the-bone pork ribs. Yum!

17 New Bridge Road
Singapore 059386
Tel: +65 6438 2858
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

#4 YA HUA BAK KU TEH

Ya Hua Bak Ku Teh is a successful family-run specialty pork rib soup business started out by the Gwee sisters. Today, there are five outlets across Singapore and an international outpost in Jakarta. The award-winning pork broth is characterised by a tingling peppery aftertaste and simply a must-try.

593 Havelock Road
Singapore 169641
Tel: +65 6235 7716
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Balestier 333 Bak Kut Teh

#5 333 BAK KU TEH

333 Bak Ku Teh is open for business 24 hours – which explains its throngs of hungry patrons during the wee hours. In fact, nocturnal partygoers have unanimously designated 333 Bak Ku Teh as a post-party supper spot. The hearty peppery pork broth is affordable, comforting and filling. We absolutely love it.

333 Balestier Road
Singapore 329765
Tel: +65 6352 6192
Daily: 24/7
Nearest Station: Novena

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