Whenever raining weather, the comfort food that I will think of is Bak Kut Teh. I was introduced to Yi Pin Bak Kut Teh located at Blk 530 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. This neighbourhood restaurant started operating since March 2016 this year is offering both herbal and pepper version. Both version of soup base are actually from one of the co-owner’s family recipe. Thus, the taste of the soup base is different from the usual ones I tried before.
I was here to check out the two soup base versions and a-la carte dishes available at Yi Pin Bak Kut Teh. The dishes and prices are stated in the menu so diners can gauge the price of the meal at one glance.
Pepper-style Bak Kut Teh
It comes with a standard size serving and served with claypot. The peppery soup base has a tint of wolfberries sweetness. Unlike most peppery soup base in Singapore, the soup base here is less peppery and acquired taste. It was quite addictive and flavourful for our preference.
Herbal Style Bak Kut Teh
Malaysian-style herbal soup base was served in lighter coloured and it was boiled with herbs such as yu zhu, danggui to name a few overnight. Thus, this explains the strong taste flavour of the soup base. Although the herbal taste was not strong like my favourite one back in Johor Bahru, the herbal kick is there. The herbal-style soup base here has a kind of family comfort taste which you will want to come back for it again.
Fried You Tiao S$1.80
And of course the crispy fried you tiao to dip into the soup base.
KK Kailan S$5.50
Some greens to go with bak kut teh.
Pig Trotter S$6.50 Regular | S$8.50 Large
The braised pig trotter serves with two sizes and you can opt for large size for big groups. The protein-filled dish served with thick collagen and smooth texture to chew.
Pig’s intestine S$6.00
Salted Vegetables S$1.80
Nice crunch but not that salty for my liking though. But my friends shared that is have enough saltiness for their liking.
Bak Kut Teh here serves pork ribs along with sliced button mushrooms and some other ingredients in the claypot. There are options for different ingredients if you look at the menu. There is even abalone as well. So, it’s all depends on individual preferences. Diners can also add on ingredients with additional charges apply. And the soups are free-flow in case you are wondering. So now you know where you can go for herbal-style flavour without going to Malaysia.
Yi Pin Bak Kut Teh
Address: Blk 530 #01-2381
Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
[This is an invited tasting.]