Sunday, January 24, 2016

Founder Bak Kut Teh @ Hotel Boss (Jalan Sultan)


Founder Bak Kut Teh established in 1978 is a popular and celebrity-favourite to go to for the pork rib soup. Mr Chua Chwee Whatt, the founder who used to be a pig farmer, created the recipe himself using a blend of herbs and spices, and perfected over the years. Hence the naming of the restaurant as Founder Bak Kut Teh. On 21 Jan 2016, Founder Bak Kut Teh soft launch their second outlet at Hotel Boss Jalan Sultan. 

Premium Ribs 4.2/5

Using fresh pork for the Bak Kut Teh or pork rib soup, we tried the Premium Ribs ($11.80) with comes with 2 big pieces of the premium ribs or what the local calls it dragon bone. The meat is cooked to a nice tenderness, it was very easy to tear it off the bone.

Premium Short Ribs 4.2/5

The Premium Short Ribs ($10.80) comes with 3 smaller pieces in a peppery soup base. The soup here is refillable and it is always advisable to have the soup hot. The hot soup will bring out the aroma of the herbs and spices even more.

Bean Curd Skin 3.8/5

Founder Bak Kut Teh also offers a smorgasbord of side dishes on the menu. The Bean Curd Skin or Tau Kee ($3.80/$5.80) has a very soft texture that almost melted in the mouth. Unfortunately I felt that the braising sauce is on the salty side.

Braised Egg, Dried Bean Curd, Braised Pig's Intestine 3/5

For the braised items on the menu, we ordered a couple of items to try. We have the Braised Egg ($1.50/pc), Dried Bean Curd or Tau Pok ($2.00 for 2pc) and Braised Pig's Intestine ($8.80/$11.80). Like the bean curd skin, the braising sauce is on the salty side too.

Pig's Trotter 3.8/5

Besides the Bak Kut Teh, the restaurant offers Pig's Trotter ($9.80/$12.80) on the menu. I enjoyed the gelatin part of the skin while the lean portion can be more tender. Not sure if the braising sauce is the same as above but it lacked the sweetness and herbal fragrance.

Bean Sprout with Oyster Sauce 4/5 and Choy Sim with Oyster Sauce 4/5

To find some vegetables for a balanced diet, there are the Bean Sprout with Oyster Sauce ($5.80/$7.80) and Choy Sim with Oyster Sauce ($5.80/$7.80). I was worried that the oyster sauce may also be on the salty side but it was well balanced, complementing the earthy greens.

Great news to fans of Founder Bak Kut Teh. Not only that it will be opened during Chinese New year, the new outlet at Jalan Sultan is opened from 11am to 5am daily. It is a great place for supper hunter looking for a late night meal.

Founder Bak Kut Teh
Hotel Boss
500 Jalan Sultan
Singapore 199020
Tel: +65 6816 2582
Nearest MRT: Lavender (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 5am

1) Alight at Lavender MRT station. Take Exit B. Continue walking down Kallang Road towards Victoria Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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