Friday, January 7, 2011

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, New Bridge Road

Was a late dinner after a very strange Friday night involving women in orange T-shirts breaking and entering our pub and accosting us with stickers. Regardless, we left the pub late and hungry and lost (mentally and geographically), and after walking aimlessly for 5 minutes realized we were actually next to Central o_O. Ems has been meaning to try the Bak Kut Teh place across Central!

A cliche name for chinese eatery, which are either named after the owners or after a mythical creature. Regardless ...

We ordered a large bowl of lean mythical creature bak kut teh, and as the photo would tell you it's the clear peppery kind. I was never a fan of the black herby Malaysian rendition with the dreaded garlic skin in it, gawd. (Ems says "Hey~!$#", defending her Malaysian blood). But she was soon distracted by the peppery awesomeness of the soup (which we made more peppery by adding - as you would have guessed - salt. I mean pepper). The freeflow of soup helped too.

The pork was so tender that it fell off the bone almost on touch. Yet it was still firm to the teeth ... strange contradiction. Went so good with the chillis and dark soy sauce. Need to visit more good Bak Kut Teh places to build a case for comparison.

We also ordered braised peanuts and salted vegs - which I've been oddly yearning for a while - to balance the meal. It was an extremely satisfying late dinner which was surprisingly cheap too!

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