Sin Heng Claypot Bak Koot Teh Hot
One of the few Bah Kut Tehs that ppen 24 hours daily. Located next to Joo Chiat Community Club and open since 1983, it serves other delicious items apart from Bak Kut Teh which is their signature dish. Prices start $6 for an individual portion of spare ribs and $7 for one with prime ribs.
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Unbeatable Hokkien-style Bak Kut Teh!
I've been going to Sin Heng Bak Kut Teh ever since I was young, and for good reason.
Simply put, this is THE best Hokkien-style Bak Kut Teh I've ever tried! If you're looking for the less herbal and slightly more peppery Teochew version of this dish, then Sin Heng Bak Kut Teh probably isn't for you. Their Bak Kut Teh's strength lies in its amazing herbal flavour, which not only permeates the tender, fall-of-the bone pork ribs, but also the air! The aroma that comes from the kitchen at Sin Heng is sure to make even the most seasoned patrons weak at the knees. I especially love the pork ribs, which are always cooked to perfection without fail, and fall straight off the bone. They are tender and moist, just like how pork ribs should be.
I've only tried the other dishes offered here on a few occasions. Dishes such as their sambal kangkong are great, although not spectacular. Their fried you tiao is great, and goes perfectly with the bak kut teh broth. If you're going to Sin Heng Claypot Bak Kut Teh to eat, forget the other dishes; all you need is the bak kut teh.
Overall, Sin Heng Claypot Bak Kut Teh offers a fantastic Hokkien-style bak kut teh that has never diminished in quality throughout the many years I've eaten it. It is the best I've ever tried, and will probably hold that title far into the future.
I patronized Sin Heng claypot bak kut teh for the first time when I happened to be around Katong area with my friends a couple of days back.
Sin Heng claypot bak kut teh is just a stone's throw away from the newly renovated Katong mall, also known as "112 Katong".
We ordered their specialty claypot bak kut teh (well, of course we did!) along with a couple of side dishes such as blachan kang kong, cereal prawns and steamed fish.
Perhaps it was due to the highly praised remarks I have read and heard about from people that I myself held a rather high expectation for the food there. I am however disappointed. Although the food that we ordered and ate are good but I can't help but find the many compliments awarded to the restaurant overrated.
The soup in the pot of bak kuh teh for example tasted heavily of pepper, and the meat itself are also too tough and hard for it to be "enjoyable". The plate of blachan kang kong (a type of vegetable supposedly fried with blachan chili) also lacks the spiciness it should have and barely tasted of blachan. Even my friend who has a very low tolerance towards spiciness found it alright. The cereal prawns which we ordered are also dried and tough, and lack the fragrance of cereals.
I must however admit that the food there are good enough for a cheap meal. For just about $9 or so, we can have a pot of bak kuh teh enough for 3, which is roughly about 9 pieces of meat, and the soup are refillable for free! Definitely good for money for guys who like to mix their many bowls of rice with soup!