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“The best of bak kut teh ”

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, Chinatown Point
Ranked #105 of 12,223 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$10
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Description: Johor Road, Singapore, year 1969 - Beads of perspiration gathered at Yeo Eng Song's brow as he served another bowl of piping hot Bak Kut Teh to the table beside his pushcart stall. The Bak Kut Teh is running out, the founder of Song Fa thought. It is time to retrieve his meats from the chiller at his friend's liquor stall down the road.... And so, these were the humble beginnings of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh. Today, while we do not operate from a pushcart anymore, our iconic pushcart embodies our belief to bring you an original Bak Kut Teh dining experience where you can enjoy our fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs and flavourful, peppery, spice-infused hot broth in an elaborate 1960s' roadside dining atmosphere. It is at Song Fa, where one can relive the heritage of good old Bak Kut Teh in it's truest sense.
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Worth the wait .... Almost everyday during lunch or dinner there will be long Queue .
The pork ribs is juicy , succulent and tender. The side dishes look delicious too. The soup is free flow....
Service was normal...

Thank Jason L
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you haven't discovered the delights of pork bones boiled in a fantastic peppery broth.. you need to try Song Fa... you won't be alone!.. there will be people queueing inside and outside ( tip .. go inside the mall and queue there, the line will be shorter.

I had the large pork bone stew and shared a large bowl of the Chinese donuts to soak up the broth.. and servers with large kettles will top up your bowl when needed!
I have had Malaysian Bak Kut Teh (BKT) which is a slightly more herbal infusion than that of more spicy and peppery Singaporean edition.. Both are great though Songa Fa serves the peppery version which was apparently originally enjoyed buy Chinese labourers, originating maybe from Fujian, China. There is not a huge menu for fussy eaters so park them a McDonalds next door or give them some white rice and greens to enjoy

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1  Thank Jeremy D
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Really simple and nice food. Th Song Fa Bak Kut Teh is nicer than its Malaysian counterpart. Less “herby” and more peppery.
The stewed pork hock is also worth trying.

Thank Ian P
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

I eat Asian cuisine weekly but have never had this particular combination of dishes outside of southern China. These types of restaurants have a very limited menu and, similar to a French steak and frites bistro, try to do those few dishes well. And in my opinion this one succeeds.

The star is a pork rib soup that comes with generous meat on the bone and a peppery (but not spicy) broth. The effect is a cross between consommé and Moroccan Snail Soup (which is excellent by the way). Other dishes on offer include slow roasted pork belly, pig’s trotters, or intestines. If this seems too exotic, trust me the taste and texture of the first two are largely similar and delicious and the third is quite good also. They also have veggie choices and rice as well as some starters and side dishes. Soup ladies walk around topping up your broth should you wish.

Lunch for two was $40 including tax and service and we went for the premium options and some extras. Very satisfying meal. Very clean and efficient. And genuinely a worthy experience if you are new to this kind of Chinese cuisine variant and want to try one of the best in Singapore. Note, it does get busy but take that as a good sign given how many other places try to do something similar.

1  Thank John S
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

You get to place your order first while queueing and what I like about this place is once you get assigned to your seats, the food will be served to you within just a few minutes. This is what I called efficiency. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh is still one of the best in SG and very popular amongst locals too. Do order their crunchy fried dough fritter and also their braised pig's trotters. Definitely will head back there again for dinner.

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