- Mouthwatering menu of local delights, including the famous Bak Kut Teh recommended by Dr Leslie Tay
- Homely and vibrant restaurant frequented by local celebrity Ben Yeo
- Social enterprise staffed by ex-offenders
- Set meals available
- Ideal for communal lunches or dinners
- Valid till 15 Jan 2015
- Limit 2 Groupons per table per bill, no splitting of tables/bills allowed
- Valid for dine-in only
- Valid for all ala carte items and set meals
- Reservation not required
- 548 Macpherson Road
- 302 Bedok Road, Bedok Shopping Complex (not valid on Sat, Sun and PH)
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For $12.80, you get $20 worth of Bak Kut Teh and More.
Like eye-opening road trips and repeat seasons of Friends, the best things in life should be experienced again again. Re-live fond days spent in grandma’s kitchen with today’s Groupon from Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh, a social enterprise founded and staffed by ex-offenders whose mission in life is to serve up the tastiest morsels this side of sunny Singapore.
Not to be missed is their signature Bak Kut Teh, which has been picked up by Dr. Leslie Tay (author of popular food blog ieatishootipost) as one of the best in Singapore. Boiled to a tender consistency and flavoured with a blend of spices and herbs, the Bak Kut Teh is one dish that pays tribute to Singapore’s food culture: vibrant, hearty, and full of spice.
Also try the dry version of Bak Kut Teh. With its gooey thick gravy cooked by reducing bak kut teh soup, adding dark soya sauce and being enhanced by dried chilli, dried cuttlefish and lady’s finger, this is a definite must-try item on the menu. For a more luxurious version of the traditional Chinese dish, Soon Huat also serves it with additional golden mushroom, tow ki, as well as pig’s liver and stomach in a complex broth.
Order up the Pig’s Trotters, a popular beauty food that originated from China. The most tender part of the pig, this dish is rich in collagen and expertly prepared with the perfect blend of gravy and spices. For a more balanced diet, the Steamed Minced Pork with Silken Tofu is a healthy item that is suitable for the whole family.
Sustain your meal with Soon Huat’s menu of local delights, which includes classics like Pig’s Liver Soup, Steamed Minced Pork Beancurd and more. The Ginger Sesame Chicken is nourishing as it is delicious, and the Chicken Feet with Mushroom is a popular dim sum item that is consistently on diners’ list of orders. Teeming with choice ingredients and flavours, these dishes are best enjoyed alongside Soon Huat’s sides, such as the Braised Egg, Fried Dough and Salted Vegetables.
So throw out the calorie counter, and be prepared to recount memories of your favourite local dishes when you dine at Soon Huat’s homely premises today. With its vibrant staff and hearty servings, you’ll be looking forward to your next meal there once the last morsel has been picked off the plates.
“The presentation of the Dried Bak Kut Teh was rather appetising. Few meaty pieces of pork ribs were cooked with the braised sauce and allowing the sauce to reduce through the cooking process then added in the dried chilli and dried cuttlefish to enhance the taste further. The meat of the pork ribs was cooked well to give it the desired texture. It was tender and nicely soft with just the right level of chewiness. It goes perfectly well with the fluffy white rice for a satisfactory meal. Their Dried Bak Kut Teh is probably the best that i eaten in Singapore.”
“The signature item at Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh has to be there Dried Bak Kut Teh ($6.90). Using the same soup from the Bak Kut Teh, it was reduced in a concoction of soy sauce and oyster sauce coating the pork ribs with its sweetness with the dried chilli giving it a nice kick in spiciness. The whole enjoyment is rounded off with the aromatic topping of the fried cuttlefish. This is a must try.”
“Surprise of the meal went to the Braised Tow Ki ($3.90)! A customer had requested to eat tow ki mixed with soy sauce, though the initial taste wasn’t up to par, it quickly became a success after some experimenting by Jabez. The pieces of beancurd sheet were wafer crisp and highly addictive when it absorbed the dark ambrosial gravy! Definitely worth an order!”
“Their standard BKT can come with all the extra pig stuff, like intestines, or you can request to just have the classic pork ribs instead. Either way, the broth that I tasted was so much more robust and full bodied this time. There was still some sweetness from some light herbs used, but it was not as strong nor as sweet as before. The balance was much better, and although there is still room for improvement, the broth was a success as far as BKT goes.”
“I love Soon Huat’s braised pig big intestine 卤猪大肠 as it had the right balance of tenderness and bounciness. I wouldn’t mind a little nice subtle gaminess (which I enjoy), but couldn’t detect any at all from the two pieces I ate. So for people who are squeamish about big intestines because of potential gaminess, this one is perfectly safe.”
When you have renowned voices like Ben Yeo and Dr. Leslie Tay singing its praises, you know that Soon Huat has the treat in store for you. Hop off the train at Tai Seng or Macpherson MRT, and come savour a variety of local delights prepared by talented chefs who were raised on the same mouthwatering cuisine as you. A must-try is the Bak Kut Teh, touted by many as the best in Singapore. Best of all, Soon Huat is a social enterprise founded and staffed by ex-offenders looking to make a better life, so you can be sure that your dollar goes to supporting a worthy cause (other than filling your bellies).
Daily: 11am-10pm (last order at 9.30pm)