Friday, October 7, 2016

老亚弟肉骨茶, Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh Eating House

Steamed Spotted Coral Grouper ($18), Rice $0.60, Towel ($0.20)

Prime Ribs Soup ($9)

If there is one BKT that holds a mystery to us, it is Lau Ah Tee at Whampoa West. We remember reading a review saying Lau Ah Tee and Ya Hua, both Singapore's famous ribs soup stalls, started by working as helpers at Ng Ah Sio in the 1950s. Many reviews of Lau Ah Tee have been good, but we could not imagine anyone better than Ng Ah Sio, our favourite.

So we were relieved when the clear peppery pork rib soup was found to be less flavoursome than how we like it. The soft fat tissues on the prime ribs also proved to be a fight to grind. It is a little wasted.

Now, their Teochew styled steamed fish is excellent. It makes us want to go back just for it. This is followed by the aromatic braised pig's intestines, which goes well with the plain rice. The Bak Kut Teh plays second fiddle in a shop that is make famous by it.

Braised Pig Intestines ($5)

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