Tue - Sat: 07:30 - 04:00
Sun: 07:30 - 01:00
Sin Heng Claypot Bak Koot Teh not only serves its namesake but also other Chinese dishes such as pig innards and glass noodles. Their specialty Bak Kut Teh is made different with the addition of 10 types of Chinese herbs and spices. One can even request the addition of abalone.
Even though the Teochew style peppery bak kut teh seems more popular in Singapore, judging from the response from my facebook fan page, there is a significant number of foodies who are looking for the Hokkien Herbal version. So our kakis set off to look for one and ended up in Joo Chiat next to Tian Tian Chicken Rice.
Not only does this restaurant serve the Hokkien version, they also serve the Teochew version, so you can have the best of both worlds or should I say provinces. What's more, they are opened 24 hours a day. Another thing that sets this stall apart from the rest is that they serve yam rice to go with their bak kut teh. The rice was flavoured with dried shrimps as well as yam and tasted great even eaten on its own.
Between Teochew and Hokkien style, I prefer the Teochew version. The soup was sweet and peppery and slightly darker than many bak kut teh. According to the aunty, the darker bak kut teh is more traditional (4.25/5).
On the other hand, the Hokkien version looked more like ones we get in Malaysia, but I found that the taste of the herbs was a bit too mild such that there was not enough kick (4/5). One of the good things about eating at Sin Heng is that they still serve you a pot of ‘kung fu tea’.
The side dishes at Sin Heng were very good too. We tried their pork spare parts with ginger and shallots and they were excellent (4.25/5). The sauce was thick and flavourful and excellent when eaten with rice.
Had a brush with spastic car park attendant. I went into the restaurant after parking my car and asked if they accept NETs payment. Waiter told me they dont but directed me the nearest ATM. Proceed to I21 to withdraw cash. Returned to restaurant for dinner and this rude car park attendant came to me and asked for car number. Then he exclaimed my car was wheel locked by him. I explained to him repeatedly but he refused. Thereafter i approached him again and he called the police and accused me of wanting to hurt him. Police came and tried to understand the scenario. I explained if I want to hurt him, he would have been bruises and i would not have paid the charge for unclamp. All these while, none from the restaurant staff came to assist. In fact, they even had the decency to still charhe me for my orders which I did not had the chance to eat during the 1.5 hrs standoff.
Avoid this place if you need to drive. Else food is not great.
the purpose of a queue means that it is a first come first serve basics even when there is a large table. if there is just 2 pax is understandable to let a larger group in. but what is the difference between 4 and 5 pax, the service staff have very bad attitude he didnt ask for permission and let the group behind us to have a table first when the difference of no of pax is only 1 he didnt even apologise to us and that doesnt happen only once but twice my family got fed up and left while the service staff just dont care. if you dont mind having bad service then feel free to visit the store