We are really spoilt for choices when it comes to food in Singapore. Other than having brunch, kaya toast or dim sum with the family, there are also many people who enjoy having Bak Kut Teh (a must-try Singapore food) on a weekend morning.
The contenders for the best Bak Kut Teh in Singapore are: Founder Bak Kut Teh at Balestier road, Outram Park Ya Hua Rou Gu Cha, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh opposite the Central and of course, Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh at Rangoon road.
I was actually crazy enough to go there early in the morning just for Bak Kut Teh. Given that they are located at Rangoon road and my place is nowhere nearby, I think it was a great achievement that I was able to wake up to have Bak Kut Teh at 9am.
This was just the first stop of our best-of-Singapore-food-tour that day, and it was obvious from the picture that we over-ordered.
Between the five of us, we had a bowl of Bak Ku Teh each, and shared the preserved vegetables ($2), fried youtiao ($2), green vegetables caixin ($4), braised peanuts ($2), and braised pork trotters ($8). If you are a big fan of pig internal organs, Ng Ah Sio also has pig liver, pig kidney, pig intestine, pig tail, and pig skin on the menu.
When it comes to the main character of the show, they have both the pork ribs ($5.50) and spare ribs soup ($7.50). I think it really boils down to personal preference, but I like to go for spare ribs as they have a bit of fat which can make the meat more tender than the pork ribs.
Ng Ah Sio at Rangoon road is definitely one of the most popular Bak Kut Teh places in Singapore. Whilst the pork ribs in the strong peppery soup base were tasty, I am not sure if I will wake up and go all the way to Rangoon road just for Bak Kut Teh. The Pork Trotter was also not too bad, but it paled in comparison to the one that I had at Founder Bak Kut Teh.
Both Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Eating House and Founder Rou Gu Cha Restaurant have different supporters, the former only operates for breakfast till 2pm in the afternoon while the latter opens till late night 3am for supper.
Ng Ah Sio is the Bak Kut Teh restaurant that refused to serve Donald Tsang after their operating hours, so come early if you want to satisfy your Bak Kut Teh craving.
Which is your favourite place to have Bak Kut Teh on a weekend morning?
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Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Eating House
208 Rangoon Road, Singapore
Tel: +65 6291 4537
Tue–Sun: 6am – 2pm
(Closed on Mon)
// Ng Ah Sio has a stall at Rasapura Masters food court, Marina Bay Sands