Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh - Authentic Malaysia Herbal Soup Bak Kut Teh

Yearning the flavours from their hometown in Malaysia, the founders of Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh decided to bring their family’s heritage recipes to Singapore.

With four outlets in Singapore, Feng Xiang specialises in authentic Malaysian cuisine, specifically bak kut teh and fried porridge.

The million dollar question…

Is the best bak kut teh from Singapore or Malaysia?

This question sparks an unnecessarily heated debate between both camps. There is simply no point in comparing both variations. While both are prepared in the same fashion, the ingredients used for the soup are very different. The Singapore version has potent garlic and white pepper flavours. Meanwhile, its Malaysian counterpart is simmered with a variety of dried spices and medicinal herbs.

Feng Xiang serves their Bak Kut Teh with tender pork ribs, fried beancurd and assorted vegetables

Feng Xiang’s Signature Herbal Bak Kut Teh, $6.9 for small and $11.9 for medium, is sweet, earthy and herby; a complex, yet harmonious combination of flavours.

Stewed for long hours, the pork ribs are thoroughly infused with the herbaceous soup. Their fats are also perfectly rendered, resulting in a fork-tender texture.

Meanwhile, the Dry Bak Kut Teh, $7.9 for small and $13.9 for medium, had a much more intense flavour. It is loaded with spice and dark soy sauce, which flavours are balanced by the sweetness of cordyceps. Just like its soup counterpart, the pork ribs are properly marinated and tender.

Porridge… with a little bit of zest

Sliced Fish Fried Porridge ($6.9)

Fried Porridge originated from Malaysia, when families would ‘revive’ leftover porridge by throwing it in a wok.

Frying the porridge not only enhances its flavour, but it also bestows a smoky wok hey aroma, and thickens it to a creamy texture. There aren’t that many stalls in Singapore that sells fried porridge, let alone one as authentic as this. Feng Xiang’s recipes originate from their family in Klang, Malaysia.

The Braised Pork Trotter ($5.9) was tender, but the flavours could’ve had more depth

The other signature dishes include Braised Pork Trotter ($5.9), Feng Xiang Speciality Pork Cutlet ($6.9), and Fried Large Intestine ($5.9).

Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh currently has four outlets across Singapore: Beauty World, VivoCity, Seng Kang and Tai Seng.

We visited the one at Beauty World Food Centre, which is located right beside the MRT Station. The store is located at the far end from the escalator, right beside the outdoor seats.

Location: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #04-65, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: 

Weekdays: 10:30am–3pm, 4:30–8pm
Weekends: 9am–3pm, 4:30–8pm


*This article is written in collaboration with Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh, but all opinions are of my own

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