Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh – Wonderful Peppery Broth For Rainy Days
Opened by the brother-in-law of the owner of Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh, Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh was started more than 3 decades ago. In 2015, they relocated from Yuhua hawker centre to a coffee shop just two blocks away. It was also then, that the second-generation took over the stall. As compared to other bak kut teh stalls in Singapore, Joo Siah’s broth is very peppery, perhaps one of the most peppery ones around.
The Spare Ribs Soup ($7.50) arrived piping hot, with an intense peppery aroma. The broth is steeped with flavours and the tender lean meat detaches easily from the ribs. Dunking the you tiao ($1) into the peppery broth makes these fried dough sticks very addictive. We also had preserved vegetables ($2) to accompany our bak kut teh but it didn’t fare well. We suggest that you skip it.
You should also forget your diet and sink your teeth into the Pig’s Trotter ($5.50). After going through hours of marinating, boiling and simmering, this herbal pig’s trotter is exceptionally tender and well-braised. It contains a substantial amount of lean meat enveloped within a gelatinous layer. Mix your rice with the dark gravy and you’ll get a match made in heaven.
Do go hungry so you’ll not be torn between finishing the pig’s trotter and slurping down the peppery bak kut teh broth. We always leave this stall feeling very satisfied!
Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh
Address: #01-1215, Blk 349, Jurong East Avenue 1, Singapore 600349
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 8am to 7.15pm. Sun 8am to 3.30pm. Closed on Mondays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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