Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Friends Bak Kut Teh @ 100 AM Mall - Best Of Both Worlds, Herbal & Teochew Style Bak Kut Teh


Friends Bak Kut Teh is a new fast-casual eatery at 100AM Mall. The eatery offers the best of both worlds, Herbal and Teochew Style Bak Kut Teh, as well as zichar dishes to complement your meal.

Teochew Prime Rib Bak Kut Teh 4/5

My preferred choice between the white and black Bak Kut Teh is the white. The Teochew Prime Rib Bak Kut Teh ($13) comes with fork-tender prime ribs in a sweet-peppery broth simmered for two hours with whole garlic bulbs. Toasted white pepper is also added for that distinct profile and aroma. Besides the prime ribs, diners can also opt for short ribs ($7).

Prime Rib Herbal Buk Kut Teh 3/5

Same as the Teochew style Bak Kut Teh, the Herbal Bak Kut Teh offers both Prime Ribs ($13) and Short Ribs ($7). The herbal broth uses 12 different herbs, slow-brewed with pork bones, to extract each ingredient's innate flavours. I felt the herbal taste is not strong enough, which may not satisfy fans of this version.

Lamb-Kut-Teh 4/5

The eatery even has the Lamb-Kut Teh ($16). It comes with an impressive bone-in leg of lamb served in a peppery herbal broth. I only hope there is a spicy-tangy dipping sauce for the tender lamb.

Thai-style Steamed Sea Bass $15

Besides the bak kut teh, the eatery offers several zichar dishes. One of the dishes is the Thai-style Steamed Sea Bass ($15). I thought the pricing is very reasonable, where other Thai restaurants may sell it for around $20 or more. The fish is steamed to perfection, moist and flavourful. It will be even more enjoyable if it is sourer.

Salted Egg Prawn 4.2/5

Another beautiful dish on the menu is the huge and crunchy Salted Egg Prawn ($18) tossed in a rich and aromatic savoury yolk sauce.

Poached Lettuce with Pork Floss 3.5/5

Do not forget to order some vegetables to have a balanced diet. I would recommend the Poached Lettuce with Pork Floss ($9). The addition of pork floss gives the greens extra flavour and textural enjoyment.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Friends Bak Kut Teh
100 AM Mall
100 Tras Street
Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 65383166
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am - 10pm

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards Gopeng Street and turn into Tras Street. Walk to Amara Hotel. Journey time about 5 minutes.[Map]

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