Song Fa Bak Kut Teh – Chinatown Point


If I had to name one of my favourite Singapore hawker foods, bak kut teh would be one of them. The peppery garlicky goodness and the fall-off-bone tender pork ribs reminds me of the taste of my favourite instant noodle in HK (which I unfortunately cannot find anywhere else but in HK) ‘Fuku Superior Instant Rice Noodle’ from Nissin. The taste of that noodle was particularly rendolent at the one at Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (indeed that’s why I love it so much!).

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (Originally at Clarke Quay) has opened a second branch at Chinatown Point! Yes, there are still queues at this one, but the perk is that it’s in aircon and more modern surrounds.


I had the original Pork Ribs Soup (large one with 4 ribs at $9, but the smaller one at $7 is 3 ribs). We also got the mee sua ($2) and the Kai Lan ($6), with sauce on the side (the vegetables taste awesome dipped into the peppery soup instead. Peanuts (small serve at $1.50). Soup was free-flow (the waiter was really nice to keep on topping up even if we hadn’t drank the soup yet!). Prices are nett!

The waitress was a bit forgetful in her order (we actually ordered the pork rib smaller portion but were given the bigger portion instead; which by the way is enough for 2 pax!), but other than that a great outlet of the original. Be aware they charge 20c for each wet tissue pack provided at the table.

Also if you can choose where to sit and it’s daytime, you might want to request inside because in the outside area at the atrium of the mall, the sky window makes for very sunny eating.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
Chinatown Point #01-04, 133 New Bridge Road Singapore 059413
Phone:6533 6128

Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm, Last order 9:15pm Daily
Closest MRT: Chinatown

Original branches
11 New Bridge Road #01-01 Singapore 059383
Opening Hours: 9am – 9:30pm (Tues-Sat), 8:30am – 9:30pm (Sun), Closed Mon
Closest MRT: Clarke Quay

17 New Bridge Road #01-01 Singapore 059386
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:45pm, Last order 9:30pm, Closed Mon
Closest MRT: Clarke Quay