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Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent for Bak Kut Teh

If you are looking for local Singaporean Bak Kut Teh, then this is the place. There are a few Song Fa restaurants around the city, so check first to avoid unnecessary traveling. Song Fa provides one of the best Bak Kut Teh around the city with regard to taste. And just like other Bak Kut Teh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Savory and Spicy! Fantastic place for pork lovers! This pepper based broth is their house speciality with traditional offerings of Fried Fritters, Braised Intestines, Pickled Mustard, Braised Belly Pork, Braised Knuckles, etc. Top ups for soup is free. Ask for it! Note: they have a varied selection of traditional teas for that soothing finish.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you are looking for local Singaporean Bak Kut Teh, then this is the place. There are a few Song Fa restaurants around the city, so check first to avoid unnecessary traveling. Song Fa provides one of the best Bak Kut Teh around the city with regard to taste. And just like other Bak Kut Teh shops around, they provides... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

we're lucky that we stayed close by so could come anytime when the queue was not so long. i wouldnt say it's not a good place. the food was okay but maybe i'm into something else. anyway, it's worth a try.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You can easily taste better Bak Kut Teh elsewhere. Do not understand why there is always a queue there, perhaps is because of the convenience location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This delicious nourishing food was a family favourite. The kids were miserable and tired from jet lag but after slurping nearly their own weight in soup and some great braised pork belly, we walked a good 12 km with no complaints. Amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Song Fa Bank Kut Teh is definitely one of the more famous Bak Ku Teh stores in Singapore. There is definitely better stores out there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Overall, i love the food. You'd better go here at late meal-time because it' s usually full of people to eat here. The service it's okay. And you dont need much time to wait for the food to come. Love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

They have a few restaurants in the city. I went to the original one that is opposite Clark quay. It's usually crowded in the evening. I ordered pork rib soup, fried dough, preserved vegetables, braised intestines, bean curd sheets and steam rice. Very good and delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I haven't tried the Song Fa in Indonesia, but this was my very first time to Song Fa in Singapore so I can't compare which better, but I bet the original here much better, yes? We ordered Pork Tenderloin, Cakue, Salt Vegetables, Braised Pork Belly, and Pork Ribs. While I'm waiting for the food, I took some time and seeing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not much different with other Bak kut teh that I have till now, very sprice, peppery. But still, the soup and rib is good taste.

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Additional Information about Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Address: 133, New Bridge Road, #01-04, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6443 1033
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10

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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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Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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