Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh is now open in JEM
Westies, you have one more reason to proclaim “West is best”—Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh is now open in JEM! The Klang-style claypot bak kut teh (BKT) specialists, who started out with just a couple of stalls in Kallang Bahru and Beauty World, have now expanded to almost 10 outlets islandwide, even after the closure of both the original locations.
Klang-style BKT, if you aren’t familiar with it, features a thicker, darker broth than the more commonly found Teochew-style peppery BKT in Singapore. Even compared to the Hokkien-style, herbal broth that you’ll find across the border, or at Soon Huat (JB) Bak Kut Teh, which recently opened their first store here, Klang-style BKT is reduced to a drier, gravy-like consistency—though it still features the same herbaceous notes.
At Feng Xiang BKT, you can order both soupy and dry versions: Herbal Bak Kut Teh (Soup) (from $8.50), or Dry Bak Kut Teh (from $9.50), which comes with a spicy kick. It’s also sweet and savoury, with dried cuttlefish and chilli giving it that distinct oomph.
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Other than BKT, you can also find fried porridge here. Yes, it still looks like porridge, albeit with a dark brown colour, and significantly drier-looking than your usual jook. Here, porridge is fried on high heat, reducing it further, and imbuing it with a robust wok hei flavour.
Variations of this fried jook include Abalone Fried Porridge ($13.50), FX Pork Cutlet Fried Porridge ($8.50), or even Frog Leg Fried Porrige ($9.50).
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One of their newer, and no less popular dishes, is Claypot Stir Fried Mee Tai Mak (from $6.90), where the chewy rat’s tail noodles are fried in a dark sauce mix. They’re said to sport a smoky fragrance, and are served with an egg yolk on top a la moonlight hor fun! Alternatively, Claypot Mee Tai Mak (from $5.90) is a soupy, comforting version.
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Besides BKT, try one of their other speciality dishes, such as Stir Fried Pork Liver ($7.50), which reviews online love for its generous serve, and the tender, juicy liver.
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, Level 5, Kopitiam Food Hall, #MR3, JEM, Singapore 608549
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh is not a halal-certified eatery
Feature image adapted from @ariane.le