Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs (黄亚细肉骨茶) Soup Eating House at Rangoon Road
Cooked in a distinct Teochew style in the 1950s, the newly improved recipe by Ng Siak Hai since 1977 is situated at Rangoon Road. It is believed that Bak Kut Teh was invented by coolies whose jobs involved much physical hardship and their meagre salaries couldn’t afford the luxury of meat then, they used the bones of pork to brew their soups as a form of nourishment.
Portions here are served in Signature Spare and Pork Ribs ($7.5), Spare Ribs ($8.5) and Pork Ribs ($6).
We wanted Pork Ribs, however, it was sold out by 8pm. Really? Or was it a marketing strategy to boost sales of Signature Spare Ribs Soup.
On top of that, we had Tau Kua Pork ($2), Xiao Bai Cai ($5) and the mandatory Braise Trotter ($9).
Soup had a good peppery blast, however, was clouded with lots of garlic. Fans of garlic will definitely love this robust version of Bak Kut Teh. Personally, I preferred if they had held back a little on the garlic and pepper. Meat on the spare ribs was tender.
Braise Trotter was a disappointment! Too generous on the fatty portion and too little lean meat. At the same time, the lean meat could have been left to braise a little longer before being served.
Overall, Ng Ah Sio at Rangoon road is definitely one of the most popular Bak Kut Teh places in Singapore and a firm favourite with both local and foreigners. They are also part of Jumbo Group and has Wifi too!
Address:208 Rangoon Road Hong Building Singapore 218453
Open:Tuesday to Sundays: 7am – 10pm Closed on Mondays