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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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
Long queue during lunch

Had lunch with my friend there. Got there about 12pm. Managed to get a seat, however, shortly after, the queue swelled. The servers were very efficient. They served fast thus manage to clear the lunch crowd pretty fast. I am not a big fan of pork ribs but I had always enjoyed the fish soup... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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128 reviews 128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had lunch with my friend there. Got there about 12pm. Managed to get a seat, however, shortly after, the queue swelled. The servers were very efficient. They served fast thus manage to clear the lunch crowd pretty fast. I am not a big fan of pork ribs but I had always enjoyed the fish soup using the same pork base... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great bak kut teh, though not very impressive. Still attracts long lines so be there early! They have another stall just a few shops down the street so there are 2 separate lines. It's more pricey than other bak kut teh stalls and I personally prefer the one right behind Bugis Junction (more peppery, better value for money, still popular... More 

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Banglamung
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17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Looks like the usual food stall but we (3 guys on business) liked it especially the food. A Singaporean friend recommended it and made the booking for us otherwise we would probably not find it and enjoying a long queue. That's what friends a for. Coming back is definitely an option.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Accidentally found this place, we were walked around our apartment in Clark Quay. Bored with restaurant food in the area, we decided to try this bakuteh stall. It turned out to be one of our decision. Definitely will comeback again sometimes this year

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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42 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was eating here on sunday with some friends, and yes, this Bak Kut Teh always sooo packed , but lucky us, we didn't wait that long, and we ordered so many things for 5 people, tried these - tried those hahaha and Yes... It's sooo yummyyy , and the pork ribs, lamb soup was soooo tender, I always love... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Bah Kut Teh here is yum, authentic, with free soup refill. Drinks are pricey and staff here are more interested in each other than in serving clients with sincerity. Don't expect a warm welcome, just have the bah kut teh and go.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

A family run business that was started by his dad and now it's one of the most famous bak kut teh in Singapore. Do go during off peak hours to enjoy your food as the place is always very crowded there is air con seatings as it can get warm in the afternoon. Parking is limited there hence you may... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Waited about 30 minutes which is totally crazy and too expensive for the average taste of Bak Kut Teh. You can find better one (my personal preference) at Hong Lim complex food centre.

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Taichung, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband loves the unlimited supply of soup as pepper taste was so yummy. The pork ribs was tender and juicy and the meal was reasonably priced. Not forget the barley drink also a must try for first timer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

As compared to many bakutehs in Singapore, Song Fa are amongst the top tier. Its pig trotters are a must try, and soup is above average and consistent on my many visits there. Value for money restaurant.

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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>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • 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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