I recently went to Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh for a late breakfast with a reservation booked on Eatigo to get 50% off my food order. The restaurant which is usually buzzing with people was pretty quiet at 10.30am and my hubby and I with baby in tow were given a huge table to ourselves which would usually be a communal table when the restaurant is busy. Orders were written down on order sheets on the table and a waitress promptly collected them after confirming the items we had selected. We ordered the Premium Pork Loin Ribs Soup ($9.90), Handmade Fried Prawn Roll ($7.90), Honey Baked Char Shao ($6.90 for a regular size) and Stewed Pork Belly With Lotus Bun ($5).
The Premium Pork Loin Ribs Soup came out very quickly followed shortly after by the Handmade Fried Prawn Roll and Honey Baked Char Shao. The Premium Pork Loin Ribs Soup had one large rib in it as well as a smaller piece. The soup was very peppery, comparable to the one in Song Fa Bak Kut Teh and the rib meat was unfortunately quite dry and tough. Not something I enjoyed or would get again.
The Handmade Fried Prawn Roll on the other hand was delicious. The minced prawn filling was very tasty and the fried beancurd skin surrounding it was thin and crispy. It came with a sweet plum dipping sauce on the side.
The Honey Baked Char Shao was even better and I have to say probably the best char shao (char siu) I’ve had in Singapore. It reminded me of one that I used to eat as a child in one of the Hong Kong dim sum restaurants in Chinatown in London. I nearly polished off the whole plate, it was that good! The meat was very tender and not too fatty and the sides were slightly crispy where the honey had caramelised. Yum!
The Stewed Pork Belly With Lotus Bun took a while to come out and when it did it was a huge disappointment. There were two lotus buns and inside each there was a minuscule piece of pork belly that was 80% fat and a sad looking piece of lettuce, it was basically like eating a plain steamed bun.
Although the Stewed Pork Belly With Lotus Bun was terrible and the Bak Kut Teh was not great, because of the amazing char siu, I would definitely go back to Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh to eat plates and plates of it as well as maybe to give some of the other side dishes a go. Service in the restaurant was pleasant and efficient and with the discount from Eatigo it was well worth it although prices are already very reasonable. They also sometimes have offers on Fave where you can get 40% off restaurant vouchers to use there.
Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh
Address: 83 Punggol Central, Waterway Point B1-23, Singapore 828761
Tel: 6385 8765
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am – 10pm
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