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Legendary Bak Kut Teh Rangoon Road – Good BKT, Interesting Side Dishes

Legendary Bak Kut Teh Rangoon Road is a famous BKT restaurant in Singapore. The pork ribs soup is good. But what will keep us going back are the side dishes. We show you what we ate during recent visits to this BKT restaurant.

Bak Kut Teh Places Near Rangoon Road

The Serangoon / Balestier area seems to be a hotspot for bak kut teh places. In the Rangoon Road vicinity, Legendary Bak Kut Teh, Ng Ah Sio BKT (Rangoon Road) and Heng Heng BKT are a stone’s throw from each other. Nearby in the wider neighbourhood there are Jia Bin Klang Bak Kut Teh, Founder Bak Kut Teh @ Foch Road and Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh at Whampoa.

Legendary Bak Kut Teh Rangoon Road

Legendary Bak Kut Teh has two outlets in Singapore – Rangoon Road and South Bridge Road. For those working in the city centre, the South Bridge one is most convenient. For us we prefer the more laid back feel of an old school coffeeshop at the Rangoon Road BKT location on a weekday. It can get crowded at lunchtime so it is best to avoid the peak hours of 1145 am to 2 pm. Service is slower and the atmosphere is less pleasant during this time. With the long opening hours from morning to night, it is possible to plan a non-peak dining time.

Legendary Bak Kut Teh Rangoon Road occupies the ground floor of a shop house. There is a choice of indoor air-conditioned tables and outdoor (shaded but open-air) tables. The outdoor area is pleasant, but currently there are some heavy construction nearby which makes quite a bit of noise.

Legendary Bak Kut Teh Rangoon Road Menu

Here are pictures of some sections from the Legendary Bak Kut Teh Rangoon Road menu.The main attraction are the pork ribs soup selection. But the rest of the menu is worthy of attention as well. We normally save some space for side dishes. For us, it is like a good tze char restaurant that also serves BKT.

What We Ate At Legendary BKT

Here are some pictures of what we ate at Legendary BKT at Rangoon Road over recent visits.

The Bak Kut Teh

There are a few types of pork ribs soup to choose from, ranging from the most affordable meat and ribs ($8.50) to the premium Legendary long ribs ($12.50). The differences lie in the different type of pork used. The soup is the same for all. It is lightly peppered and has a medium-weighted flavouring. We believe this is a very well balanced type of soup that will please many. For example, there are adequate garlic cloves to provide a nice garlic background but the taste is not overpowering.

We tend to stick to the Legendary short ribs ($11.5) as we find that they are the easiest to manoeuvre. The meat is consistently soft and easily slips of the bone without much effort. We like the friendliness of the staff who goes around to top up the soup regularly without any bidding. This ensures warm soup available throughout our meal. But service may be less attentive during the very peak hours.

The Legendary you tiao is so-so. They are nice and fluffy but not crisp. Out of habit we tend to order them to dunk into the soup.


Legendary BKT – Steamed Fish

Legendary BKT Rangoon Road also has a choice of steamed fish dishes on the menu. They can be steamed either in the clear Teochew style or the more flavoured soy sauce Hong Kong style. The availability, prices and type and quality of fish however varies from day to day so we ask for the items that are available for the day. We have had different experiences so it can be down to the luck of the draw,

This is the picture of tail portion of a red grouper steamed Teochew style. Priced at $45, it was very fresh and the portion was substantial. We were very happy with this.

On another day, we had the head end of a threadfin fish, steamed HK style. This one was priced lower at $35 but the portion was smaller than the grouper. It was sliced down the middle and so was just half a small head. The taste was good but the amount of meat was quite low.

Other Side Dishes

Here are pictures of some of the side dishes that we tried at Legendary Bak Kut Teh Rangoon Road. Our favourites are the fried vegetables. The choy sum and bean sprouts ($7.50 each) were nicely fried – crunchy and flavourful.

The usual side dishes such as pork trotters, braised egg and tau pok were also good. Instead of rice you can also have rice noodles (mee sua). The noodles cost more than rice but the portion size is very big.

Overall, we like Legendary Bak Kut Teh Rangoon Road for its nice blend of service, food and atmosphere. But we only visit during off peak times. We had seen some complaints of slow service in the Google reviews. It seems that it can get very crowded at peak hours.

Legendary Bak Kut Teh
154 Rangoon Road (仰光路)
Singapore 218431
Tel +65 6292 0938
Opening Hours:
Mon–Fri 11am – 11pm
Sat and Sun 9 am – 11 pm
Closed on Wednesday

46 South Bridge Road (桥南路)
Singapore 058679
Tel +65 6535 9969
Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat 11 am – 4 pm; 6 pm – 10 pm
Closed on Sunday


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