Our Singapore trip would not be complete without sampling Singapore’s famous pork rib dish known as Bak Kut Teh. These are pork ribs simmered in white pepper and garlic for several hours. It is a simple-looking dish with clear and peppery broth and super tender meat. We ordered Premium Loin Ribs Soup, Spicy Pork Belly, and Cai Xin.
This Premium Loin Ribs Soup is to die for! The meat is uber tender, and the slightly peppery clear soup is so heartwarming. They refill the soup, too. Staff go around the restaurant looking for bowls to refill with piping hot soup. It not only warms the belly; it also warms the soul. How many times did we ask for a soup refill? I actually lost count.
Why did we order another pork dish? It’s because we actually didn’t know what else to order. Haha. We simply wanted to try other items on their menu and chose rather unwisely. Tsk, tsk! It’s not really ideal to pair this Spicy Pork Belly with the Bak Kut Teh we ordered, but that’s not to say that it isn’t good. It is, actually, but with the Premium Loin Ribs Soup, we would be better off ordering a fried or steamed dish instead.
Cai Xin also known as Choy Sum is a Chinese cabbage, similar to pechay. We ordered this to make our meal dishes balanced and to complement the Spicy Pork Belly. I ate most of it since father and son were already content and satisfied with the Premium Loin Ribs Soup, plus our teenager is not really fond of vegetables.
Next time we visit Song Fa, we’ll just order their Premium Loin Ribs Soup and the Sliced Fish Soup to have the best of both worlds. That’s because at Song Fa, you can have your Bak Kut Teh with your choice of meat (pork ribs, spare ribs, loin ribs, pork tenderloin, pig’s kidney, pig’s liver, pig’s stomach, or fish).
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh