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5 Best Bak Kut Teh in Singapore: Real Meat-Tea-Bone Bowls

  • 5 Best Bak Kut Teh in Singapore: Real Meat-Tea-Bone Bowls

Bah Kut Teh is a Chinese soup that is one of the most-wanted dishes in Singapore. Literally translated as “meat bone tea”, Bah Kut Teh consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices. This dish is usually coupled with tea in a belief that tea will help dissolve large amount of fat in the soup.

In Singapore, there are two styles of Bak kut teh served – Teochew style and Klang style. And it is the broth which makes bak kut teh styles different. While Teochew version features clear soup with peppery taste, Klang version has thick, cloudy soup with herbal taste. In our lion city, the former is more popular than the latter.

People used to have bak kut teh for breakfast, but it can be occurred in any dining table of any meals of the day, breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper.

And especially it would the “soup for the soul” on a rainy day.

And, if it’s shiny day, Bak kut teh will definitely be the soup for renew energy after a tiring journey.

Herein the 5 best bak kut teh places highly recommended for you to enjoy Bak kut teh in Singapore.

See also: Top Things to Eat In Singapore

1. Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House

  • Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House Image: Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House


  • The strongest flavour of peppery bak kut teh soup in Singapore: The peppery soup at Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House is definitely the best option for those who love the typical flavour of Teochew-style bak kut teh. You just need to sip some spoons of soup to feel a peppery blast. The good combination of pepper, garlic and fresh pork ribs in its ingredients makes the soup really fragrant and tasty.
  • A place to enjoy kung fu tea: Definitely, bak kut teh and tea are a perfect match, so you can’t miss out tea during your bak kut teh time. And it is even better if tea is enjoyed in a special way like fung fu tea as it helps maximize the tea and meat tastes. Follow the sequence of eating bak kut teh and drinking tea, you will get the best tastes of both. Among the restaurant’s special tea, Xiao Yue Gan is highly recommended.

2. Founder Bak Kut Teh Restaurant

  • Founder Bak Kut Teh Restaurant Image: Founder Bak Kut Teh Restaurant


  • One of a few bak kut teh places for supper: People who have a bak kut teh craving in the middle of the night must appreciate the operating hours of Founder Bak Kut Teh as it opens till 02:30. Nothing beats a cold rainy night like a hot bowl of bak kut teh.
  • Excellent braised pig trotters in black sauce: It is a big surprise when the braised pig trotter dish has won people’s hearts at a bak kut teh place. This dish is a must-order at Founder Bak Kut Teh. With the tender of the meat, fat and skin, all melt in your mouth.

3. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

  • Song Fa Bak Kut Teh Image: Song Fa Bak Kut Teh


  • Bak kut teh in central location: Conveniently located near Clarke Quay MRT station, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh is the ideal option for people around who want to have a good bowl of bak kut teh to boost energy.

  • Reasonable prices: A bowl of standard pork rib soup is priced at S$6.50. The three meaty pork ribs in flavorful peppery soup are the ones that delight the dish and satisfy diners. With around S$10, you can always have a comfortable meal at Song Fa.

  • Quick service: Diners will certainly be attended right after being seated and foods will be served in a couple of minutes after the order. The waiters regularly refill your bowl with hot soup is a good mark for this bak kut teh place.

4. Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh


  • Best herbal style bak kut teh in Singapore: Leong Kee Bak Kut Teh is a find for those who love Malaysian-style bak kut teh. Leong Kee’s soup is rich in herbal flavours, thick in texture and cloudy in colour. The bak kut teh is always served piping hot in clay pot with generous amounts of pork ribs, vegetables and bean curd skin. Add some fresh minced garlic into your soup to bring out all the best from your bowl.

  • Outstanding stewed pork leg: It is simply pig trotter dish, but it is cooked in a different style, leaving the dish tender, sweet and sticky when it is displayed on your table.

  • Located at Geylang - one of the most vibrant areas at night and open till 01:00: If the temperature cools down in the midnight, a hot bowl of bak kut the is ideal for those who enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of nightlife at the area.

5. Outram Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh

  • Outram Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh Image: Outram Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh


  • A bak kut teh place for revelers after clubbing: Outram Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh opens till 04:00. The stall is a bustling late night dining site since revelers usually gather to have a bowl of peppery bak kut teh to boost energy after a clubbing and drinking night.

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