About Founder Bak Kut Teh - Bugis

Founder Bak Kut Teh in Bugis is one of Singapore’s most loved and sought-after dining spots. Specialising in rou gu cha – or bak kut teh in the Hokkien and Teochew dialects – for over 40 years, Founder Bak Kut Teh is without a doubt the place to head for steaming bowls of this delicious dish. With several branches peppered throughout Singapore, each bowl of delicious Chinese soup is made using fresh pork ribs that are simmered in a secret broth made with an array of herbs and spices. It’s really no surprise that locals can’t get enough. The Founder Bugis outpost is located on North Bridge Road – reservations are essential to avoid disappointment.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am


Founder Bak Kut Teh - Bugis
530 North Bridge Road, #01-01
Singapore 188747

Menu Highlights



Slice Lean Meat Soup


Lettuce Soup

$5 / $6

Pig's Liver Soup


Vermicelli Noodles Soup


Chef's Recommendations

Founder Bak Kut Teh


Lettuce with Oyster Sauce

$5 / $6 / $8

Bean Curd Skin / Tau Kee

$3 / $4 / $5

Pig's Trotter

$8 / $10 / $12

Braised Pig Intestine

$8 / $10 / $12

Dried Bean Curd / Tau Pok

$3 / $4 / $5

Salted Vegetables

$3 / $4 / $5

Main Menu

Food Menu


More about Founder Bak Kut Teh - Bugis, Singapore

Founder Bak Kut Teh Singapore is one popular spot indeed. Owned and operated by Mr Chua and his passionate team, the quality of the rou gu cha is up there with the best you’ll find anywhere. Made using meat from seven-month old pigs specifically, the soup is flavoursome and will have you wanting more, that’s for sure. It’s even recommended that diners at Founder Bak Kut Teh Bugis drink a black tea before the rou gu cha as Mr Chua believe the flavour is enhanced, making his signature Chinese soup really shine – we highly recommend following his advice.

This branch in Bugis is simple, relaxed and family-friendly, keeping the focus on the all-important menu. Speaking of, the Founder Bak Kut Teh menu is extensive, to say the least. Some of our favourite dishes include the signature Founder Bak Kut Teh of course, as well as choy sim with oyster sauce, premium pork ribs and dried bean curd or tau pok. With plenty more besides, you’ll be in for a treat no matter what you opt for at Founder Bak Kut Teh Bugis. So book a table and head to North Bridge Road for some of Singapore’s best Chinese cuisine.

5 Founder Bak Kut Teh - Bugis Reviews

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Value for money:Reasonable value
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Average
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Mark H.7 days ago · 48 reviews

Peppery soup with a nice fiery punch; but too salty! Ribs are fatty and not fall-off-the-bone tender, so looks more like marketing hype at work justifying the price premium!! My wife cooks a better bkt anytime :)

Seek Ann C.a month ago · 9 reviews

The food was good. Founder's Bak Kut Teh quality is quite consistent across it's many branches. The service was good and the food was served fast

Ingrid L.21 days ago · 3 reviews

Service was good. Food wise, I guess need to order the right dish. I could have ordered a wrong dish, the meat was really tough. I was advised to go with short or long ribs in future.