The Fort Canning Hill (Huat Kee) Bak Kut Teh at Ghim Moh Market (which we shall call Ghim Moh bak kut teh for short) attracts a constant stream of patrons. In addition to bak kut teh soup, there are other options at this stall, such as pig’s organ soup and pig stomach soup. These are usually eaten with steamed rice and side dishes like braised beancurd and vegetables.
The regular pork bones soup costs $5 whereas the one using pork ribs costs $7. We ordered a $7 set package deal which includes the regular pork soup, rice, braised egg and bean curd, peanuts and fried dough fritters (you tiao). This was what the entire order looked like. Bak kut teh is a troublesome type of food to prepare for takeaway.
This was what the whole package looked like after they were transferred into normal crockery.
The pork soup was not bad but not the best we have tried. The quantity and quality of pork ribs good. There was a fair amount of meat on the bones and they were cooked till they had a nice tender texture. The soup was peppery but we would have liked stronger pepper and garlic flavours. The was a slight ‘porky’ taste in the soup, although it was not so strong that it puts you off but we would prefer it did not exist.
The side dishes – egg, beancurd, peanuts and vegetables were generally very good. The you tiao was the only disappointment. A generous amount of you tiao was provided but they were heavy and soft. Overall, the Ghim Moh bak kut teh was a decent BKT and it was quite a lot of food for $7.
Fort Canning Hill (Huat Kee) Bak Kut Teh
Ghim Moh Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
20 Ghim Moh Road