Bak Kut Teh Claypot

$12.00 · 3 Reviews

Located within Chong Boon Market and Food Centre, Seng Kee Bak Kut Teh impressed the Burpple Tastemakers' with its comforting broth. The Bak Kut Teh Claypot ($12) sees fall-off-the-bone spare ribs swimming in a soup stock that is described by Tastemaker Vanessa Kou to be "a light, pepperish broth robust with sweetness derived from pork, balanced with a blend of herbal taste" that is further enhanced by seaweed. Apart from Bak Kut Teh, Tastemaker Peter Wong endorses the unbelievably tender Braised Pig Trotters ($5) while Tastemaker Zhihui Lim highly recommends going for their Teochew-style side dishes like the steamed White Rabbit Fish (three for $10) that is "not as fishy as they usually are, and our table loved the dip". Note that the fish selection is seasonal. Come by with your family for a seriously satisfying meal!
Avg Price: $10 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Zhihui Lim

Found a new place for bak kut teh that I'll come back again for.
It's pepperish, garlicky and tastes herbal, so this claypot bak kut teh is a cross between the pepperish teochew style and the Malaysian herbal style. The pepper and garlic aren't as intense as the pure teochew bak kut teh, and the herbal taste isn't as strong and bitter as pure herbal ones, but it's definitely a rich and strong bowl of concoction you're getting here, and I love it.
The rabbit fish (3 for $12) was also very fresh, strangely without the typical fishy taste found in rabbit fish. Skip the salted vege. The trotters had just the right 'collageny' springy texture without being too oily, not too salty and is rather light. I'll definitely come back again. Anyone wants to join me during my next visit?
Chong Boon Food Centre
Blk 453A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Singapore 561453
Unit 01-06
⏱ Tue - Sun: 0730 - 2030. Closed Monday.



[Seng Kee Bak Kut Teh, #01-06] Pretty good bakkutteh on one of our (many) hawker stops on Saturday!

Claypot bkt ($12) - soup was light, just the right balance of peppery and herbal taste (+ seaweed!) with tender pork ribs. We kept going for the soup even though the weather was sweltering. For more variety, go for their Teochew-style side dishes too - there are salted vegetables, braised trotters which were tasty and its meat fell off the bone easily. What came as a surprise though, was the rabbit fish (3 for $12) which was not as fishy as they usually are, and our table loved the dip! #burpple #BurppleAMKHawkers