Bak Bak: Traditional Bak Kut Teh with an Added Twist

Feel like getting some Bak Kut Teh on a rainy day but want something different from the traditional one? Bak Bak is the place to go!

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By Marian Govin

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10am – 11pm
Closed on Sundays

Tel No.: 6222 8022

Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay / Raffles Place

Website: https://www.facebook.com/bakbaksg/

Bak Kut Teh is one of our local favourites. Whether your prefer a peppery soup or a herbal soup, a good warm bowl of Bak Kut Teh on a rainy day can lift anyone’s spirits. Just as you think that you can be surprised by Bak Kut Teh anymore, Bak Bak is here to prove you wrong. Combining flavours that have never been heard if before, but still carrying the same essential warm taste.

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Sanuki Udon with Dragon Rib ($11)

You can still taste a hint of the original pepper soup base, but the umami taste is slightly stronger. The slightly muted taste of the soup compliments with the udon which makes the entire dish very light. The Dragon Rib is soft, succulent and falls easily off the bone with a push of the fork.

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Sea Cucumber Bak Kut Teh ($17.50)

This was something we were skeptical about. Sea Cucumber in a pepper soup was something that we couldn’t work out in our heads. But we were shocked by how well the two tastes blend together. However, the sea cucumber added a unique texture to the soup which have never tried before. The QQ texture of the sea cucumber is a refreshing touch to the dish and even you don’t like sea cucumber, this dish won’t scare you away in terms if taste.

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Braised Pig Trotters ($8)

A must have side dish at any Bak Kut Teh meal, their rendition of the pig trotter is just as good, if not better than anywhere else. Slow cooked for at least 2 hours in a variety of herbs and spices, drizzle the sauce over your rice for added flavour!

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Homemade Fried Prawn Roll ($11)

Everyone has tried prawn rolls before, which is usually enjoyed as a side dish. Same at Bak Bak, these prawn rolls are a side dish, but there is something extra which makes it oh so delicious. These homemade delights are fried to perfection. A crispy skin with a soft center. Dip into the sweet sauce and you’ll be craving for more.

Not only does Bak Bak serve up a modern day twist to a traditional delight, the cosy and serene setting of the restaurant is refreshing. Usual Bak Kut Teh places are hot and stuffy with low ventilation, but Bak Bak is a two storey haven. Not only that, if you are dining alone, they have singular booths for solo diners so that people won’t have to be as conscious about eating alone! A sip of their warm peppery broth is enough to give you comfort on a cold rainy day, so think no more and head down now!

Address:
10 Circular Road
S049366

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10am – 11pm
Closed on Sundays

Tel No.: 6222 8022

Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay / Raffles Place

Website: https://www.facebook.com/bakbaksg/