Ng Ah Sio BKT restaurant is one of the best known bak kut teh brands in Singapore. Its Rangoon Road BKT restaurant is also one of the tidiest. This is the place to go for Teochew style pork ribs soup in a comfortable setting.
Ng Ah Sio Bah Kut Teh in Singapore
The history of Ng Ah Sio BKT can be traced back to the 1950s when Ng Ah Sio’s father started selling bak kut teh from a cart in the Hill Street area. In the 70s, Ng took over the business at New World Amusement Park, naming the restaurant “Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House”. The shop at Rangoon Road opened in 1988 and has a signboard bearing this name.
Currently Ng Ah Sio BKT is part of the Jumbo group of restaurants and has 2 outlets in Singapore (Rangoon Rd and Chui Huay Lim Club) as well as a few overseas. You can find the history of the restaurant on their website (link provided at the end of this post).
Restaurant Layout is Clean and Bright
The Rangoon Road outlet is housed in the Hong Building. It looks like an old business restaurant from afar. But the interior is bright, clean and pleasant. It is not air-conditioned, but the depth of the space ensures that the inner parts of the restaurant has a cave-like feeling of coolness.
The layout is tidy and efficient. Some products such as bak kut teh soup mix are available for retail. Utensils, sauces and condiments such as chilli and garlic are available on the self serve counter.
Ng Ah Sio BKT Menu Rangoon Road
Here are pictures of the Ng Ah Sio Rangoon Road menu from our visit in may 2023. It contains the usual mix of pork rib selections and other side dishes.
Bak Kut Teh and Ngoh Hiang
For this visit to Ng Ah Sio, we ordered the Premium Ribs ($10.80), preserved vegetables ($3.80) and ngoh hiang.
The home made ngoh hiang ($9.80) at Ng Ah Sio was very good. A combination of thin crisp skin and tasty filling made this a dish comparable to those of the top tze char restaurants in Singapore.
The bak kut teh was one of the best in Singapore that we have tasted. They were meaty and soft. The Ng Ah Sio BKT soup is the Teochew garlic and pepper variety. The level of pepper is low which makes this an easy going style of BKT for those who do not like their soup to be too heavy or spicy.
Paired with the Chinese “kung fu” tea, the pork ribs, rice and side dishes felt like the kind of BKT place we can return for many more visits.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh
208 Rangoon Road,
Hong Building Singapore 218453
Tel: +65 6291 4537
Opening Hours: 9 am – 9 pm
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