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Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, Chinatown Point

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Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
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133, New Bridge Road | Chinatown Point #01-04,, 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: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Highly recommended for a budget meal

It was my first time eating Bak Kut Teh and I wasn't let down! I highly recommend going, the broth was 👌. A friend living in Singapore brought me...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Evan D
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Dandenong South
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of shopping and food.to choose from. We enjoyed the Satay with Katuput and Murturbak also watching the food adds to the excitement of being and eating there

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here lots of times and it never disappoints...service is excellent and everything is just perfect! The dishes are like granmas cooking and taste is perfectly right! Simply GREAT...keep up the good work SongFa!

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1 Thank mojojoie
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time eating Bak Kut Teh and I wasn't let down! I highly recommend going, the broth was 👌. A friend living in Singapore brought me...

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2 Thank Evan D
Singapore, Singapore
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- One of three branches in Chinatown, the others are at New Bridge Road - Flavourful soup, and has some of the better pork ribs I've tried so far. - Prominent location on the ground level of a shopping mall. - I'd suggest you visit the other branches too.

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2 Thank stpnfz_fay
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148 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a bak kut teh fans however when my friend brought me here I thought why not try. There were five of us and we ordered four bowls bak kut teh, rice, vegetables, nuts, youtiao, and chinese tea. The bak kut teh is really delicious and I changed my judgement of bak kut teh. I like it. Other "condiments"... More 

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3 Thank happylinch
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried it many years ago, and the quality is intermittent, try by day, the soup is at the right taste. By night comes, it turns bland, and quality control is still a challenge for any food establishment to date. Keep it up Song Fa !

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1 Thank OK_OKAY
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The pork rib is tender and the soup is nice with strong pepper flavour. The snapper fillet in soup is just cooked right. Flavour is very good and no fishy smell. Recommend to dine there if you don't mind it is crowded. Need to queue up.

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3 Thank Gabriel_Lam_HK
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

So I have went to a few establishment like old town and outram bakkutteh place. Service wise for her is quite efficient when ordering but slow when refilling of soup. Price wise is average from the rest and definitely, I would come back here again.

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3 Thank 459ahl
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I loved this place. I even had two portions of the soup. It was peppery and delicious, the fried bread soaked in the soup was great and the port ribs were soft and tender. The restaurant was busy and hustling and the service was fast to meet the demands. I had never heard of Bak Kut Teh but its a... More 

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3 Thank kg_001
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had Song Fa Bak Kut Teh 2 times during our 6 days trip. The first time we had it in clarke quay, and it was bette actually. But the only differnce is that the one in clarke quay gave us garlic in our soup which was what I like. The one in chinatown isn't bad too, and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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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