Thursday, November 25, 2010

Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh at Sin Ming

Block 22 at Sin Ming has always been known for a number of eateries, and the bak kut teh shop here is one of its most illustrious tenants.

Found on the edge of this humongous HDB block, it serves very classic and traditional Teochew bak kut teh and is often a favorite stop of mine for a quick breakfast fix.

In the mornings, this place can be quite packed and crowded, and the testament of this incredible traffic is down largely to this bak kut teh stall. If you want to find this place, it is on the far left coffeeshop of the block.

Bak Kut Teh with Prime Ribs

We decided to opt for the prime rib soup instead of the usual pork rib bowl. And the morning I had this, it was really good. The meat literally fell off the bone similar to Founder's, and the broth was light and sweet, with just the right amount of peppery seasoning.

I would be the first to admit though, that this place can be quite frustratingly inconsistent at times and you might find that the meat quality may vary from time to time. But for this particular day, I had absolutely no complaints. The meat was well cooked, and no strong pork smell either.

Pig Trotter

The pig trotter was good but not overly great. It had too much fatty meat as I prefer more lean meat in this type of dish. But the soy sauce was well balanced and brought out the flavors of the pig trotter nicely. It is amazing how well this dish always goes with bak kut teh.

Morning Breakfast Fix

As a morning breakfast, this combination of bak kut teh, you tiao and pig trotter can be a trifle expensive as the 2 of us basically paid more than 20 dollars for our meal. But, the prime ribs were a delight and having a warm peppery broth in the morning usually gets the engine going well.

Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh
Block 22 Sin Ming Road

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