Hua Xing Bak Kut Teh (華兴肉骨茶) is one of popular stalls at Yuhua Market and Hawker Centre in Jurong East, Singapore. In addition to good BKT, steamed fish is another reason some diners turn up regularly at this busy bak but teh stall.
Bak Kut Teh & Steamed Fish in Jurong East
Next to Yuhua Market there is another famous BKT stall – Joo Siah Bak Kut Teh. Also in the neighbourhood at the nearby Yuhua Village Market & Hawker, there is Zai Shun Fish Head Curry which is famous for their steamed fish dishes. To enjoy both bak but teh and steamed fish at the same location, Hua Xing Bak Kut Teh (华兴肉骨茶) is the place.
Hua Xing Bak Kut Teh (華兴肉骨茶)
Hua Xing Bak Kut Teh (sometimes referred to as Hua Heng BKT) has two stall-spaces at one corner of the Yuhua Hawker Centre. It is a very popular BKT stall and seems to be always crowded, but a bit less so in between meal times.
In addition to pork ribs, they also have the usual side dishes like pork knuckles, stewed peanuts and mixed vegetables.
On the right side of the stall is a tall narrow fridge. Here, you can check out the types of fishes that are available on that day. Premium fishes like red grouper and pomfret as well as some smaller fishes I cannot identify are available. Big fishes had been cut into heads, fillets and tails. Fish heads are too complicated for us and are best left to the fish experts. A tail portion of red grouper was proposed to us. The price was $45 – not bad for quite a large portion of fresh fish.
Gong Fu Cha
The “teh” portion of bak kut teh is often neglected when we eat bak kut teh. But not this time. When time permits, it is always an enjoyable experience to enjoy Chinese “teh” with the “bak kut”. The tea service was mainly DIY but the staff came around periodically to check on and top up the water level and solid fuel for the stove. Do not forget the first step – drench the teapot and cups with boiling water to disinfect and heat them up.
Hua Xing Bak Kut Teh
Here is a picture of our BKT meal at Yuhua before the fish arrived. We opted for the regular pork bones (which I believe are around $5 each). This bak kut teh is done in a Teochew peppery style but with a slightly dark soup. The pork pieces were cooked till soft.
The vegetable side dish was very good and reminded us of Peranakan chup chye. This is a very good dish to balance the heaviness of the meat dishes.
Steamed Fish With BKT
Hua Xing Bak Kut Teh’s steamed fish options provided an interesting variation from the usual BKT experience. The grouper was fresh and nicely steamed in a simple Teochew style. Together with the other dishes and the tea, this provided an occasion to have a leisurely lunch at a hawker centre.
Hua Xing Bak Kut Teh (华兴肉骨茶）
Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre
347 Jurong East Ave 1, #01-171, Singapore 600347
Open 8.30am to 2pm
Closed on Monday