Hwa Xing Bak Kut Teh: #OurHawkerCulture Pork Bone Tea!
The word "culture" can be defined as "the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society" If you are still wondering if our hawker culture is indeed so unique that it should be recognized by UNESCO, then come with me to Yuhua hawker centre and then to Pek Sin Choon tea merchants to explore the relationship between pork bone soup and gongfu tea.
Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh: A Very Good Place for Bak Kut Teh!
There has been spate of bak kut teh restaurants opening up in recent years, no doubt buoyed by the success of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, who showed us how a humble coolie’s dish can be brought into the 21st century by repackaging it so that it will appeal to a younger generation of Singaporeans. […]
Legendary Bak Kut Teh: The future is bright for BKT!
In recent years there has been a spate of new Bak Kut Teh restaurants opening up. We can probably attribute this trend to the success of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh which managed to strike upon the right formula in translating the traditional dish for a new generation of Singaporeans.
Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh: Old School Bak Kut Teh and Steam Fish!
My interest in the history of hawker food started back in 2007 when I wrote about Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh. This blog was still in its infancy then but after almost a year of eating at all the famous hawker stalls, I began to realise just how unique our hawker food really is. I […]
I met Jabez Tan 2 years ago when he started selling Bak Kut Teh at Jalan Kayu. He had just started out at the time, so his Bak Kut Teh still needed a bit of tweaking before I was prepared to recommend it on the blog. What had attracted me to the stall was the […]
Legendary Bak Kut Teh @ Rangoon: 2nd Generation Hawkerpreneurs!
This restaurant was previously known as “Founder” There has been a lot of talk about preserving our hawker heritage recently. The main worry is about the lack of younger Singaporeans wanting to enter the hawker profession. This is certainly a big concern for certain dishes like Char Kway Teow. The problem lies in simple, basic […]
Seng Kee Bak Kut Teh: The Mom n Pop Bak Kut Teh Shop
My physiotherapist told me about this Bak Kut Teh while he was working on my Bak Kut (Backbone). When I have to lie down for half an hour to have your neck and back bones mobilized and twisted, our conversation would usually gravitate towards where to eat next. So he was telling me about this […]
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh @ UE Bizhub East: The Future of Hawker Fare!
I met up with Mr Yeo Hart Pong, the 2nd generation boss of Song Fa last week at his brand new restaurant in Changi Business Park. As you know, Song Fa is coming up with the Ultimate Bak Kut Teh for our Ultimate Hawker Fest on 20 October and we are talking about how to […]
Pek Sin Choon Tea Merchants: Do you know your Bak Kut Teh Teas?
The history of Singapore’s Bak Kut Teh can be traced all the way back to the period before World War II. Actually, its origins could possibly pre-date the 20th century but I have thus far not been able to find concrete evidence for this. However, the oral history of Bak Kut Teh is still prevalent […]
Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh: Every day is a Good Day for Bak Kut Teh!
If I were to pick a dish to represent Singapore, my choice would be Bak Kut Teh. It might seem strange that I should choose Bak Kut Teh over hot favourites like Chicken Rice and Chilli Crabs but after pondering upon this question for the last few years, I have come to the conclusion that […]
Walk into Song Fa Bak Kut Teh during a busy lunch time and what do you see? People. Lots of people. Lots of people holding pork bones gingerly with a pincer grip teasing the meat off the bones while trying not to get too much soup on their fingers. Look closely. What do you really […]
Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh: Quintessentially Teochew!
Singaporeans do prefer the local pepper and garlic version of Bak Kut Teh! Our recent facebook poll showed that 60% of Singaporeans prefer our local Teochew style Bak Kut Teh to the Herbal style which is more popular in Malaysia. I guess that explains why so many of our Bak Kut Teh stalls have chosen […]