Not a bad place for bak kut teh at all. i love their pepperish soup. the only thing i dislike about this place is that the service is not up to standard. whenever we want to get the staff's attention, to order, or to add soup or anything at all, we would take a long time to get their attention.
I paid $6.50 for a bowl of 5 pieces (small cuts) of pork rib. Not even prime or premium cuts. NO green veggies or chinese celery (contrary to what they represented on photo), no garlic bits or bulbs. Just plain soup and rib.
I would rather they increase the price to $7 and give me a decent presentation. After all, how bloody much can one sprig of celery cost? It's really not about the money, i can certainly afford a meal but to cut it down to miserable size is an insult to any customer. After all, to "cut costs" you don't sell a customer one trouser leg and call it "pants" for the same price, do you?
The Xing Chen Bak Kut Teh is located in Food Republic @ Vivo City. It has it's own area for food consumption, and it's relatively cozy with its old school setting of wooden tables and seats.
Now to the signature pork ribs soup - The aromatic Bak Kut Teh is defined by its tender meat and generously spread pepper taste. The soup is not oily and is great for a good meal to go with traditional plain rice.
We had a side dish, of braised "tau pok", beancurd and egg which is delectable to complete a good Bak Kut Teh experience.
Go try it.