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.
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Compared to previous visits, this time round the meat pieces are chunkier and tougher, not sure why. As usual, the soup is hot and peppery, and refilling service is much welcome. Overall, quality seems to have ticked down a little.
Great visit at founders bak kut teh! Always enjoy my time there!
It is like fast food but local style. Good soup to drink and not too spicy . A nice way to end the work week.
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.