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Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh, Singapore
If there’s one reason why I like food, it’s because it reunites me with family and friends. There’s no better way to discover and enjoy food than with the people you love – this is something you can look forward to at Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh.
Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh can be found along Kim Tian Road in Singapore, and is really known for their bak kut teh and other appetizing dishes.
You would think service is pretty tough since there are usually plenty of people at the restaurant. You’ll be very wrong, you’ll enjoy it. Being assisted the moment you walk in, asking what your preferences are, handing you the best choices for you – it’s amazing customer service. The staff is definitely attentive with the customers, you’ll actually feel sorry that they have to rush everywhere with everyone’s order – but they serve you as soon as they can with their best effort.
Before discovering this place, a relative said they are pretty consistent with their flavors, and that’s something I admire about places. It should take pride when owners are proud of their beginnings – and continue to serve what people have always loved about their food.
At first, I was overwhelmed when I went to Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh with some friends – because I was thinking the space wasn’t as big as I expected. I got used to the space, though. Now, it’s a regular dining experience for my family and friends – it’s one of my favorite places because I get to really bond with the people I’m with. The food never gets old for me!
Address: Block 127 Kim Tian Road, #01-01, Singapore 160127
Contact Number: +65-6684-0123
The Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh Menu
Of course, you can’t miss out on the ever loved bak kut teh. Being a meaty person, I’ve explored plenty of food houses – and meat never disappointed me, no matter how they are prepared. You see, Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh is one of the reasons why I will always love meat.
They have plenty of preparations for the meat they serve, and it’s worth all the daydreaming and the mouth-watering fantasies.
Call me pretty basic, but you have to understand that everyone who goes to Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh must have basic taste, too, since almost everyone who comes to this restaurant loves the same dishes I love. The Pork Ribs Soup (S$8.00) and the Spare Ribs Soup (S$9.00) is Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh’s holy grail!
Well, that’s because they’re my favourite dishes at Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh – and, no, it’s not only because of the meat. It is genuine love for the flavor that will make you love the dish best, and plenty of gastronomes in Singapore would agree with me.
According to what I heard, the owner of Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh was a former owner of a known restaurant as well, but sold it to open Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh. So, even when bak kut teh started becoming a trend with plenty of establishments opening in the recent years, Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh is definitely a joke and is here to stay.
Going back to more amazing food, a mentionable Pork Liver and Kidney Soup (S$9.00) is in motion! One thing about eating classic food is how wary I am of the smell and the taste. While I do love trying traditional food, some dishes do ruin my taste buds – thank goodness the pork liver and kidneys at Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh wasn’t a disappointment at all. The peppery, herbal or broth flavour just compliments the whole dish, and it’s one of the dishes that I find hard to come by.
Another favourite at Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh is the Braised Pork Knuckles (S$10.00). Flavorful, yes. Tasty, yes. Overwhelming? No. This must be my top 1 at Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh – I just love restaurants that serve these classic dishes. The sauce is amazing, I don’t think I will ever replace braised pork over anything else when dining in at a restaurant.
Of course, meat can be quite overwhelming, so we always make sure we have nice side dishes that wouldn’t ruin the experience by feeling bloated. Tofu Bars (S$6.00) and Chye Sim (S$6.00) is my personal choice when it comes to enjoying more flavors at Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh.
Because of the current pandemic, the Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh is quite limited. Regardless, you can still make sure to grab your favorite dishes! You can opt for delivery services, you can order for pick-up by calling their number or ordering from their website.
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