I have known Jabez from Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh when I first visit his flagship outlet at Simpang Bedok back in January 2014. Since then, it has grown from strength to strength expanding his business into Indonesia as well as another 2 new outlets in Woodland Close and Sixth Avenue. I am glad that it has opened the latest outlet at sixth avenue which is near home. Now I need not travel all the way from West to East to satisfy my craving for Bak Kut Teh.
Bak Kut Teh Soup 4/5
My favourite at Soon Huat has to be their Dry Bak Kut Teh but I decided to try the Bak Kut Teh Soup ($11.80) today. The portion I ordered is good for two. In the claypot, I can find pork ribs, golden mushrooms, tau kee, pig liver and pig stomach. The soup base is a recipe that Jabez created which is an in between of the herbal and pepper versions of Klang and Teochew bak kut teh.
Salted Vegetables 4/5
I always love to order a plate of Salted Vegetables to go with bak kut teh. It was cooked to a nice softness and a nice balance of saltiness and sweetness.
Braised Tau Kee 3/5
I am not sure whether Soon Huat has changed their Tau Kee supplier but it seems like the quality of the Briased Tau Kee has dropped. It still has the crispiness but I remembered there was a bite or chew to it but somehow the one I had here felt hollow inside. The braised sauce was also on the greasy and salty side. I hope it is only one of those bad days.
A lot of restaurants when they expanded, the quality control seems to fall. I really hope that it is one off day during my visit in some of the items I tried. Nevertheless, I am glad that Soon Huat has opened its latest outlet near my place.
Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh
Good Good Eating House
24 Sixth Avenue
Nearest MRT: Sixth Avenue (DT Line)
Daily: 1130am - 930pm
1) Alight at Sixth Avenue MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk straight to Sixth Avenue. Turn left onto Sixth Avenue. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]