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Founder Bak Kut Teh

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347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
+65 6352-6192
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Delicious , melts in your mouth tender meat with a spike of peppery taste

I have visited Singapore on several occasions and from the first time my friends brought me to Founder Bak Kut Teh in Balestier ( it was near our hotel) , I never missed going back there again and again. Its not your fancy restaurant , in fact its right smack in a busy street (Balestier) with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Paranaque, Philippines
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is probably one of the nicest bak kut teh i've had. Although i believe there are many different ways to serve bak kut teh. I like this place because of the peppery taste, if you don't like pepper then this is not the place.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

founder bakuteh is located in balestier road, for me this bakuteh the most delicious in the Balestier Road, I've tried several types bakuteh at Balestier Road but I was most like the founder bakuteh. tastes very good dan the price is not too expensive, but if you come at night is very crowded.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

went there for the Bak Kut Teh as it was described as the best Bak Kut Teh in town. They serve the spicy pepper version which is great and meets expectations. As I personally prefer the herbal Bak Kut Teh I wanted to try something else on their card as well and decided for the braised pork trotter. This is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Tried this place again and it is not as crowded as the night time where a long queue is normally sighted. The long spare rib is must to try. It may be a bit expensive at $9 but it is worth the experience. The meat is soft and tender. The peppery soup is simply awesome. The side orders at $3... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have visited Singapore on several occasions and from the first time my friends brought me to Founder Bak Kut Teh in Balestier ( it was near our hotel) , I never missed going back there again and again. Its not your fancy restaurant , in fact its right smack in a busy street (Balestier) with tables and chairs that... More 

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singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was impressed how tender the meat is and the spiciness of the peppery soup really warms one up. The soup is a must try with dough fritters! We also ordered braised pork trotters and beancurd skin which I will probably give a miss next time. Highly recommend to try the soup here. My favourite among those I've had around.... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

i prefer going to places where the locals feel relaxed and tourists are in the minority. this restaurant is one of those eating places. the owner is proud of his achievement, and not every tourist has heard of this pork dish, Bak Kut Teh. if you are not familiar with asian cuisine, you may be a bit turned off by... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Enjoyable evening dinner. Got a little greedy and ordered the prime ribs, vegetables and liver on top on the yutiao. Enjoyed the ribs and the soup best. Celebrity decor a little dated but service very efficient. Would come again.

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kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was the first time I had Bat Kut Teh... and I was quite skeptical before the dish was served. But once I tasted it --- it was yummmy... I never had port soup - so well cooked. i will try other dishes as well. Will certainly visit again.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Tried 2 popular bak kut teh restaurant in Singapore, and I got to rule that this one is better. The ribs are tender, the soup's saltiness is just right, the aroma is wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6352-6192
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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