Old Street Bak Kut Teh [老街肉骨茶]
What’s your favourite food for a chilly night after a down pour? For me, nothing beats having a good bowl of Bak Kut Teh. Located along the street of Upper Paya Lebar, Old Street Bak Kut Teh occupies the corner of the shop house, thus is prominent enough to be spotted.
Living up to its name as “Old Street”, the marble top table and traditional Chinese designed bowls used beckons you to come in for a nice meal. For business effectiveness, iPad was used to serve that purpose too!
Before introducing the food, here are the clowns that I came with tonight! They have been bringing me joy for the past 12 years since our secondary school days!
For the food, we ordered the some common dishes such as Pork Ribs Soup ($8 Large, $6 Small), Pig’s Stomach ($5.50), Braised Trotter ($9). Interestingly, there is such a dish as Dry Bak Ku Teh ($9).
Generally, the soup here is less peppery than the likes of Founder Bak Kut Teh and the porky smell was minimal too. At the same time, the sweet tasting and tender meat fell off the bone cleanly and effortless! What a delightful bowl of goodness!
For the Dry Bak Kut Teh, I love the gravy as it has that tinge of spiciness from the chilli padi and saltiness from the dark sauce. It was so delicious that I kept going for more of the gravy to accompany my bowl of plain rice.
Lastly, Braised Trotter is mandatory dish during all of my Bak Kut Teh visits! The flavour of the braised meat was delicious and was easy to eat, just a pity that it was a little too lean for this dish. In addition, portion was a tad smaller for the price that we paid for.
Overall, I am pleased with this venue and am thankful for the introduction by my buddies!
Food and Misc
129 Upper Paya Lebar Road