Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh 黄亚细肉骨茶
Ng Ah Sio does one of my favourite Singaporean food in the best way it should be cooked. I love my Bak Kut Teh cooked in the Teo Chew style of making, white and peppery. I like the herbal ones too, but the whole combination of ribs, pepper and garlic has a stronger punch of flavour and fragrancy – wins everytime. I beat the haze this night and ate out with the boyfriend and his friends.
Signature Spare & Pork Ribs Soup Combo, 7.50SGD
Ng Ah Sio is a Bak Kut Teh pioneer in Singapore and they offer not just having their dishes served in house, but they also have retail packs for sale just in case you rather cook it yourself. Looking at other retailers who offer white and peppery Bak Kut Teh, Ng Ah Sio’s seems to have it a little darker than the norm, but lighter than the herbal soup bases because of its strong use of garlic. Ng Ah Sio’s soup has higher viscosity with strips of garlic peels being able to be scooped. The resulting flavour was absolutely rich and intense. We also appreciate that the soup is refillable, ain’t that the best part?! There was this particular lady carrying a kettle of soup and she refilled my bowl about 5 or 6 times during the duration of our meal.
Braised Pig Big Intestine, 6SGD + Fried You Tiao, 2SGD
Everyone enjoyed this well cooked digestive track of the pig, but I chickened out and did not try. The You Tiao on the other hand was lovely and we loved each and every unit soaked in soup.
Braised Peanuts, 2SGD + Steamed Sotong, 6SGD
Its a tradition to order soft braised peanuts to be eaten with Bak Kut Teh and rice. We also ordered a new addition to the menu, which was these steamed squid that was cooked perfectly. No rubbery textures detected.
Preserved Vegetables 2.50SGD + Braised Pig Trotter, 9SGD
The pickled vegetables were a nice complementary dish to break off from all the other heavy meaty components. Again, with the lack of nerves, I did not try the Braised Pig Trotters, but everyone else savoured it to the bones.
It was a filling and satisfying meal given the amount of times we get to refill our soups.
When it comes to Bak Kut Teh, Ng Ah Sio is a famous branch that every Singaporean should know about. My favourite is indeed Ng Ah Sio.