Singapore Day 2
Baleister Bak Kut Teh
Baleister Road is known for bak kut teh and since we were in the neighborhood because of dinner at Boon Tong Kee, we walked a few blocks to reach a bak kut teh establishment, thoughtfully named Baleister Bak Kut Teh.
Bak Kut Teh is a popular Singaporean soup which literally means meat bone tea. It consists of pork ribs simmered with herbs and spices for long periods of time.
It was served in a clear broth with soy sauce plus chilies on the side for those who prefer the stock to be salty and spicy.
With the very dark color of my soup, I obviously overseasoned my bak kut teh. Good thing it didn't turn out so bad as the deliciously strong pepper flavors of the stock overshadowed the liberal amount of soy sauce I put in. The clove of garlic also brought a sweet element to the soup but the meat itself was tough and not so easy to eat. Nevertheless, I can imagine eating a bowl of bak kut teh during a stormy night or when I'm sick.
Baleister Bak Kut Teh is located at 365 Baleister Road, Singapore. A more popular bak kut teh place is Founder Bak Kut Teh which is located at 347 Baleister Road, Singapore.