Tue - Sun: 07:00 - 15:00
Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House can be found along Rangoon road and serves Chinese cuisine, and the most popular Bak Kut Teh.
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/07/14/just-average-bakuteh-ng-ah-sio-on-11jul2015/
we were at civil service club at tessensohn road on 11.7.2015. it was closed to 4pm. 4 of us decided to go ng ah sio at rangoon road nearby to have bakuteh.
i have not come to this ng ah sio for the longest time, maybe 10 years, but i have been to ng ah sio at chui huay lim a few times & my experience there was good.
the prime ribs were expensive, 2 pieces for S$8.50. soup was good, one friend said ng ah sio always too peppery. i thought so too, but found it quite ok this time. but i am more the rib person than soup person.
we ordered 2 bowls prime ribs + 1 bowl spare ribs to share among 4pax.
one friend was especially impressed with the ribs which were fork tender falling off the bones. for me i prefer a firmer texture like i used to enjoy at rong cheng 榕城 in sin min (though i hardly go there now as it is so easy to make my own bakuteh at home).
i guess it is personal preference thingy.
everyone loved the pig skin, no fat, all collagen, or so we had ourselves believed.^^
peanuts etc were usual. i don’t normally take extra dishes when i eat bakuteh since i mostly go for the ribs. you char kueh was soft as i expected. usually “lau hong” pre-cut in a bowl.
nothing much to say about the veg.
mee sua ok i guess, can replace rice for less carbs. ^^
overall it was just average for me. for S$8.50, i can do my own bakuteh (using 1/2kg fresh indonesian pork ribs from sheng shiong or 1kg of frozen ribs from chinatown market) at home as it is the easiest thing to make.
there are so many good bakuteh places in singapore. for the more recent ones i been to, i still like rong cheng bakuteh best, & song fa bakuteh & also ng ah sio at chui huay lim. last time i went to lao ah tee bakuteh at boon keng i did not like it so much.
Tried this famous Ng Ah Sio bah kut teh on a Sunday afternoon. The ribs were quite plain, and I think they don't use fresh pork ribs, instead, they use those frozen pork ribs. That's my guess why their pork ribs were so plain and tasteless.
The soup had a very strong pepper taste. That's the only flavour I could tell from the soup, and plus the taste of MSG.
There are a few flavors of Bak Ku Teh. This store is definitely the better one for the pepper flavor. The meat chosen has the right proportion of lean and fat meat. My personal favorite is 60/40 (lean/fat). Besides the pork ribs bak ku teh, the braised pork intestines is also amazingly flavored.
The location was by the main road so very easy to spot; the interior was spacious and brightly lit. The small touches of decor strewn around the restaurant were rather delightful in their simplicity.
The Beau had the Signature Pork Ribs Soup while I had the Signature Spare Ribs Soup. The meat was tender and the soup was heavily peppered, giving it a strong taste very welcoming especially on a rainy evening as such.
It was tasty but the flavor was lighter, unlike one of its competitors' in the vicinity. I was also hoping they would have the ribs + innards soup, but over here they do not serve it.
We also had some rice, you tiao (fried dough rolls), xiao bai cai veg and braised egg along with the soup.
Overall, the food and service here was better than average. The portions may look deceptively small, but they were very filling. Like many Bak Kut Teh restaurants, one may ask for refill of soup as well.
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