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Founder Bak Kut Teh

347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
+65 6352-6192
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Tender ribs that melt in your mouth coupled with deep-fried youtiao dipped in dark soy sauce. That is the reason many flock to this well-loved traditional stall. Try also the kidney soup, best kidneys I've ever had, always perfectly cooked yet still soft at the core. The braised pig trotter is one sinfully satisfying dish, the meat is tender and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

tourist cheating restaurant. they just randomly put dishes on ur table and make u think its a set but u didnt even order it but force u to pay for it. the taste is just pepper water. service is the worse ive ever been to. they r just riding on their name from the past. sucks. never going there again... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

it is a must visit restaurant that serve a really good bak kut teh. Bak kut teh is some sort of pork ribs soup with Chinese herbs, well it is hard to explain. It is in the walking distance from many hotels in Balestier. They are open until around 2 AM, so it is a good place to go especially... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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281 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you wonder why there is a long line at the steps of this restaurant daily and nightly, and if you wonder why so many photographs of celebrities grace the wall of this simple little eatery, well then I suggest you give it a try. I have been to Founder Bak Kut Teh many times, and have tried a lot... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

ribs and side dishes are quite expensive compared to other outlets along the same road, honestly used to be long queue during dinner time and weekends. seems the crowd had simmered after the last price hike, $9 for 2 pieces of rib and $2 for a tiny plate of pickled veggie. i had tried nearby, at Rangoon Road, better priced... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Review with phtots: http://shrimp2.pixnet.net/blog/post/106144211 We insisted to have our "late dinner" at Founder Bak Kut Teh Cafeteria after arriving BIG hotel around 10pm. It's very convenient to get a taxi in Singapore, except perhaps during certain public holidays. Note: you could go to a taxi stand, make a booking via phone/internet (extra charge). Pork rib soup (bak kut teh): The... More 

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Surabaya
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18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

First time I saw this restaurant in TripAdvisor after been eating there for like 10 years. I can't believe its not in the top 10 restaurants in Singapore. Sure the place is not really that fancy, but it had the best BKT and Pig's Trotters you can have ever. My family has been addicted to it for as long as... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

After saw a few days, so many people queue at the outside, we tried once. After ordered, then we disappointed, since the ribs was very tough and hard to beat. We think, SongFa is quite better, quality & price, also if you order bean. We just wondered why people still want to queue for bad ribs? Not recommended. But its... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We thought it was to be a long wait due to the queue outside but after taking our orders at the door, we were ushered in to our table immediately. We ordered the "long ribs" ($9) which comprised of two shorter-squarish ribs and only 1 long rib. Quantity wise, I expected the bowl to be filled with 3 the long... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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182 reviews 182 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Balestier Road (and nearby Rangoon Road) boast of many Bak Kut Teh (BKT) shops and restaurants. Be prepared to queue for a table. We waited for 10 minutes lagrely because there were only 2 of us. We noticed medium to big groups had to wait logner. The BKT here is light in taste. The pepper taste is not as strong... More 

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Additional Information about Founder Bak Kut Teh

Address: 347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6352-6192
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 2:30 am

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