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133, New Bridge Road, #01-04, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413, Singapore
+65 6443 1033
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Johor Road, Singapore, year 1969 - Beads of perspiration gathered at Yeo...
Johor Road, Singapore, year 1969 - Beads of perspiration gathered at Yeo Eng Song's brow as he served another bowl of piping hot Bak Kut Teh to the table beside his pushcart stall. The Bak Kut Teh is running out, the founder of Song Fa thought. It is time to retrieve his meats from the chiller at his friend's liquor stall down the road.... And so, these were the humble beginnings of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh. Today, while we do not operate from a pushcart anymore, our iconic pushcart embodies our belief to bring you an original Bak Kut Teh dining experience where you can enjoy our fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs and flavourful, peppery, spice-infused hot broth in an elaborate 1960s' roadside dining atmosphere. It is at Song Fa, where one can relive the heritage of good old Bak Kut Teh in it's truest sense.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quite long queue at noon but good managed staffs

There is a popular and recommended Chinese restaurant opposite There is a popular and recommended Chinese restaurant. + Location : opposite The Clark Quay Central Department Store. You can drop at Clark Quay MRT Station. + Food : There are mid-range price with good quality of foods.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Chan P
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There is a popular and recommended Chinese restaurant opposite There is a popular and recommended Chinese restaurant. + Location : opposite The Clark Quay Central Department Store. You can drop at Clark Quay MRT Station. + Food : There are mid-range price with good quality of foods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came here with a group of colleagues. We have order Bak Kut Teh soup and some other side dishes for lunch. Food were nice especially the soup that you can refill.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was at its Seletar Mall outlet, queued 20mins during dinner-time. No reservations. i am impressed by how well-managed is the place. When we were showed to our table, the dishes were ready. Soup was good, not quite heavenly. The staff plied us with generous and piping hot soup refill. Vegetables were cut a tad too small and disappointing.

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SongFa, Public Relations Manager at Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, responded to this review

Dear Customer, we thank you for the feedback on tripadvisor. We take your feedback seriously and we will look into the vegetable matter and improve on this. Thank you once again and we hope you will continue to patronize Song Fa as your preferred Bak Kut Teh! Thank you. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Brought family here. Ordered one normal pork rib and another premium rib which was softer due to higher fat content. Also had pig intestine, peanuts, braised pork belly. Soup spicy but quite fatty. Daughter finished whole bowl of mee sua.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have frequented this place whenever there are friends coming over to Singapore so they could try one of the famous dishes in Singapore. I prefer bringing them to this place because of the accessibility to MRT and buses. However, if I got other better options, I think I would not. Okay, food is not bad. The Braised Pork Knuckle... More 

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SongFa, Public Relations Manager at Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, responded to this review

Dear Customer, we take your feedback seriously and we sincerely apologise for the unpleasant experience you had. Please do take note that we take our service and food seriously. To help us facilitate better with the investigation, could you provide us with more details so we can investigate? Please do not hesitate to drop us an email for your feedback... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Generally I like ribs. No matter how it is made. Good with barbeque or steam or boiled in white hot pepper source soup. Black sauce was quite sweet. Garlic added some more favour to the experience.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The favourite menu was a rib soup called "Bak Kut The", which is a part of restaurant name. The soup is best to accompany with rice and some side dishes, e.g. cooked pig intestines and some vegetable dishes. The soup is unlimited and the staffs will refill you the soup as much as you request. Must try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Surprisingly good! It's like SG's version of Sinigang (Filipino dish). Moreso the soup is unlimited! The staff will readily pour more soup to your bak kut teh if requested. I love it! We loved it so much that we even bought their powedered mix as take home. I am looking forward to making my very own version of Bak Kut... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The line out the front full of locals confirm this is one of the better Bak kut Teh places in Singapore. Lovely soup and meaty ribs. Located directly opposite Chillies near Clarke key train station.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lousy place for Bak Kut Teh. The soup only taste pepper and garlic. No sweetness of meat or pork ribs. The pork ribs are so tough and no meat and sweet taste. All other dishes order also failed to impress any one in our group of 5. Over rated place. Go to those smaller shops in hawker centres should be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133, New Bridge Road, #01-04, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6443 1033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10

Description

Johor Road, Singapore, year 1969 - Beads of perspiration gathered at Yeo Eng Song's brow as he served another bowl of piping hot Bak Kut Teh to the table beside his pushcart stall. The Bak Kut Teh is running out, the founder of Song Fa thought. It is time to retrieve his meats from the chiller at his friend's liquor stall down the road.... And so, these were the humble beginnings of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh. Today, while we do not operate from a pushcart anymore, our iconic pushcart embodies our belief to bring you an original Bak Kut Teh dining experience where you can enjoy our fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs and flavourful, peppery, spice-infused hot broth in an elaborate 1960s' roadside dining atmosphere. It is at Song Fa, where one can relive the heritage of good old Bak Kut Teh in it's truest sense.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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