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.

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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

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McDonald’s Clubhouse Burger with Truffle Flavoured Shaker Fries, Coke Float, and Red Velvet McFlurry with Oreo

McDonald’s Singapore’s has a new Christmas festive menu, which I tried with the courtesy of omy Blog Club, which I tried at Dhoby Ghaut Plaza Singapura.

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The Beef and Chicken Clubhouse Burger was a grilled beef patty or grilled chicken thigh burger in McDonald’s with lettuce, a slice of white cheddar cheese and tomato. The differentiating features are the two pieces of ‘bacon’ (they call it chicken bacon strips, which tastes very interesting – I suppose they have to keep it Halal…), caramelised onions, mustard sauce and a soft shiny glazed bun. Overall it was a solid burger and the caramelised onions and mustard was nostalgia of the typical Aussie Barbies back home. I enjoyed the beef burger more than the chicken one, whereas my boyfriend prefers the chicken one because it was succulent and a whole chunk of chicken instead of mince.

The burger was accompanied with Truffle Flavoured Shaker Fries (from $3.25), which are plain fries with the Truffle flavoured powder to shake shake shake. It was more of the truffle smell (which wafted throughout the whole restaurant) than the taste which was a bit underwhelming. It tasted a bit like the seaweed shaker fries but without the seaweed, and a bit of truffle smell.

Coke Float (from $2.90) is coca cola with McDonald’s soft serve as a topping which provided a refreshing treat.

The Red Velvet McFlurry with Oreo Cookie Bits ($2.90) was nice! I mean I have always loved cookies and cream PLUS red velvet so it was a great match in my opinion… But as typical of McFlurries it was very sweet, good thing I asked for less red velvet powder.

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Each Clubhouse Extra Value Meal, which includes a Grilled Chicken Clubhouse Burger or Beef Clubhouse Burger, French Fries (M), and a glass of Coca Cola, is available at $8.60. Top up 80 cents to upgrade to Truffle Flavoured Shaker Fries and a Coke Float (S).

You can also choose swap your fries for a corn cup at no extra charge, or top up $1.20 to change to a Garden Side Salad (comprising of lettuce, red and white cabbage, crunchy carrots, corn kernels and tomatoes, served with a Japanese dressing).

By the way I had the Coke Float and Red Velvet McFlurry on separate days shared with my makan buddy; as I would not recommend taking so much sugar in one go!

All the promotional items will be available in restaurants islandwide from 26 November, while stocks last.