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Wow...I ate this in JB...didn't expect to eat this in JB one year later!
What can I say...shiok!
I'm a sucker for claypot, soup, pepper and pork...
So that's basically what this restaurant serves up!
2 kinds of soup - white pepper or black herbal. Herbal is more like gravy rather than soup
As for ingredients...try the Spanish iberico pork one first time u visit...after that can just order normal one.
As far as BKT goes...this is premium pricing man

日式咖喱炸猪排+炸虾子饭
Delectable plate of Buta Katsu & Ebi Tempura on Japanese curry rice.
Savoury texture every bite.
The fried egg really top it off.
Add a chilled drink to complete it.

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So, decided to try their Spare Ribs and Premium Spare Ribs today. No bad - tender meat with some fats (so it’s not too dry). Soup base wise - I thought it to be a little too dark for my taste. I prefer the white / clear soup.

Overall, it’s still good.

It’s uncommon to have Pork Cartilage on the menu for BKT stalls. It’s the first I’ve come across and so I ordered that to try. Also ordered the Spare Ribs - Fat. It’s also the first BKT stall that allows you to select if you want the Lean or Fat portion of the Spare Ribs.

The Pork Cartilage was a dismal 4 pieces (as seen in the picture, bowl on the right - it isn’t even huge pieces). The Spare Ribs was ok, did not “Wow” me.

I understand this stall was set up from the Ya Hua lineage. Unsure I’d have this again. Chances are I might just return to their (parent) BKT instead.

The ba ku teh 肉骨茶 (pork rib soup) here is of the herbal variant, & is served in a claypot with 2 options for sizes - $6 or $10 (prices are nett). The stall owner recommended the larger one for 2 pax, but I personally felt this wasn't enough. Then again, I'm a fairly big eater 😳

So.. Herbal ba ku teh is my favourite kind, & this soup is definitely at the top of my list. I like how it's not too soy saucey, & you can taste the herbs in it without them being overpoweringly bitter. A little sad that when I asked uncle for a refill (with compliment in tow), I was only given a scoop of soup without a smile... Oh well.

The meat was fall-off-the-bone, tender & flavourful. It is on the fatty side, but the fatty layers can be easily picked by to you & your l337 chopsticks skills.

I ordered a bowl of preserved vegetables 梅菜 ($2 nett) to share, & a bowl of white rice ($0.50 nett). They were okay, nothing outstanding nor terrible. The real star, rightfully, is the soup with the pork ribs. I can see why this stall is popular.. Definitely coming back.

Tip: This stall is right next to the famous avocado milkshake stall at the corner of Alexandra Village, which is also a wildly popular stall!

💵 Cash only (no electronic payments)

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The soup is flavourful but abit too peppery for our liking. The prawn rolls are nice.

This is still my favourite BKT, and in my opinion one value-for-money vs other BKT.

I have here the Premium Loin Ribs (regular), Kidney (large) and Liver (large) soup. Definitely satisfied my craving for good BKT, especially after last evening’s less satisfying BKT from another BKT chain.

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After much hesitation, I decided to give this a try (via delivery). Reason being, it was compulsory to order a rice or youtiao with each bowl of soup.

I preferred the Spare Ribs to the Pork Ribs. Tried the soup (I’m guessing this is the herbal type based on the colour of the soup), and this confirms my preference for the white clear BKT soup over the herbal BKT soup.

Unfortunately, I wouldn’t revisit or order BKT from them anymore.

Fragrant and good bak kut teh. Other dishes are simple but pretty good too, like sesame chicken, tofu, ngo hiang. Unless you live in the neighbourhood or in eastern Singapore, it’s not worth busing or driving all the way out here. There are plenty of equally good or even better BKT joints all over Singapore.

Fragrant and good bak kut teh. Other dishes are simple but pretty good too, like sesame chicken, tofu, ngo hiang. Unless you live in the neighbourhood or in eastern Singapore, it’s not worth busing or driving all the way out here. There are plenty of equally good or even better BKT joints all over Singapore.

The Ya Hua flagship stall was just round the corner from Havelock Hawker. So, came by to have 2nd lunch (as the Turtle soup wasn’t enough for me).

Out of the 2, I preferred the Pork Ribs as the meat was more tender, plus layered in-between with some good fats; the Bak Kut meat was rather dry with too much bones rather than meat and barely any fats.

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I’ve never been a fan of Singapore-style BKT as it can get a bit too peppery for my liking, but I think this BKT has a really good balance, not too much pepper (though you can still see the pepper sediments at the bottom of the bowl) and not too herbal-y! The broth isn’t porky as well, for people who are sensitive to the smell/taste, the garlic in the soup helps to cut any gaminess. We had the ribs, which was fall-off-the-bone tender! The large portion gives you a generous serving of 4 ribs (with a good amount of meat on the bone). Really good comfort food, especially after you’ve been overseas for awhile. :)

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