Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh – For Belly-Warming Herbal Bak Kut Teh Soup & Fried Porridge Packed With Wok Hei

May 12, 2022

Get a taste of Malaysia without having to cross the causeway at Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh. Expect to find flavours of Klang – soothing herbal pork ribs soup, smoke-kissed fried porridge, and many more – served in sizzling claypots.

Business partners, who found themselves missing a taste of home, decided to open a stall to share their time-honoured family recipes with everyone. Lucky for us, that means we can now easily enjoy Malaysia-style comfort food – at one of four Feng Xiang outlets in Singapore. And its latest locale, situated in Food Republic at Vivocity, even features a more extensive selection, including outlet-exclusive dishes and drinks.


Herbal Bak Kut Teh (from $7.90) is undoubtedly the star of the menu. Some 15 different herbs and spices go into making its signature broth, boiled for at least four hours to extract maximum flavour. The result: a deeply comforting soup that feels like a warm hug for the tummy. Cooked without any MSG, every mouthful also comes tinged with a gentle sweetness and aromatic herbal tones. Racks of pork ribs complete this hometown dish, each exceedingly tender and falling off the bone.


The Dry Bak Kut Teh ($8.90) is a unique rendition that is worth a try, too. The usual warm broth is replaced with an umami-laden sauce instead. Dried cuttlefish, dried chillies, ladyfinger, and dark soya sauce are first tossed in the wok to yield a slick, spicy sauce, which is then used to coat pieces of pork ribs. Having a bowl of rice is essential to help soak up every last bit of that addictive gravy!



You should definitely make room for another signature: Wok-Kissed Fried Porridge ($6.90 – $11.90). The base is first prepared using a special broth (cooked with dry cuttlefish and other secret ingredients to impart natural sweetness), then scorched over high heat (you can literally spot the towers of flame from the open kitchen) in a wok to develop some serious char. Ingredients of sliced pork or even abalone might be added, but our favourite is the version cooked with a mix of pig’s organs. Additions of stomach, liver, and intestines lend texture to each spoonful of smoky porridge. As a final touch, a sprinkle of crispy pork lard, fried shallots, and spring onion are provided for extra fragrance, and oomph.




Exclusive to the VivoCity outlet is the Paper-Wrapped Chicken, where the whole bird is first marinated overnight, then sealed within paper, and left to steam. Still got some leftover rice in your bowl? Good. Ladle in spoonfuls of Vinegar Pig’s Trotter ($6.90), with bright acidity and tender chunks of meat; or sample the herbal chicken, another exclusive dish that is made using chicken leg that is left to marinate overnight. The herbal chicken is tedious and time-consuming to make, but the process results in a chicken that has managed to absorb all the herbal sweetness. They also serve steamed fish


Even the vegetables and side dishes are not overlooked at Feng Xiang. Fried intestines are gloriously crisp, and vegetables are cooked with the same high heat (as the fried porridge) to impart an alluring smokiness. You can expect an abundantly fragrant meal at Feng Xiang, just as its name suggests.


With four outlets, and more on the way, Feng Xiang is clearly winning the hearts of many with its hearty and delicious offerings. If you like what you see in our post, head on over to one of Feng Xiang’s outlets with your loved ones and have a feast! We are confident that you won’t be disappointed!

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Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #03-01 Food Republic @ VivoCity, Singapore 098585 | 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-65 Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177 | 30 Tai Seng Street, #01-06 Food Republic @ BreadTalk IHQ, Singapore 534013 | 63 Kallang Bahru, 7 Days Coffee Shop, Singapore 330063

Website: https://fengxiang.sg/

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