Food Reviews

New Manlee Bak Kut Teh

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An authentic and renowned Bak Kut Teh restaurant, established for more than 40 years, has made its way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore.

The aromatic soup of Malaysia style Bak Kut Teh, is very different compared to our local style which is peppery, light and clear. Having brewed for several hours with different Chinese herbs such as cinnamon, star anise, garlic and other spices, it has a strong herbal taste.

This is usually served with a choice of pork spare ribs, lean meat, pork stomach or pork belly meat.

The Singapore restaurant menu is similar to that of Malaysia, offering many of its original dishes.

One of their most popular dish is none other than their Signature Bak Kut Teh, which consists of pork soft ribs, leg meat and pig’s stomach in a fully flavoured brew of herbs and spices.

Their new creation, the Dry Bak Kut Teh… is very interesting too. This newly created dish consists of pork ribs fried in the claypot with dried cuttlefish strips, ladies fingers, chillies and a bit of herbal soup.

With Singaporean’s palate in mind, they also offer our local style Bak Kut Teh with clear peppery soup, prepared in their own unique recipes.

Here’s what we ordered…

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Pork Rib Bak Kut Teh Set $14.90

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Signature 3 Mixed Bak Kut Teh Set $15.90

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Rice, Dough Fritters and Salted Vegetables

The Bak Kut Teh were served in a claypot and will be kept hot throughout the meal with a burner. Beside meats, the pots also consist of vegetables, golden mushroom, button mushrooms and fried bean curd skin. The sets came with rice, dough fritters, salted vegetables and houji tea.

A generous food portion. We were unanimously impressed by the quality and quantity.

The well-brewed soup was so robust and herbal-ful and not overpowering. The succulent meat, absorbing all the herbal goodness was so soft that it fell off the bone.

Dough Fritters, a ‘must have’ in Bak Kut Teh are extremely tasty when soaked in the fragrance soup.

The salted vegetables was nice but was slightly sweet.

The staffs were attentive and the refilled of soup was efficient.

Overall, we had a good dinner here.

New Manlee Bak Kut Teh
Address: 201 Victoria Street, #01-04 Bugis Plus Singapore 188067
Contact: 6509-9841
Opening Hours:
11:00 to 22:00 Monday to Sunday 
Website: www.newmanlee.com.sg

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