We wanted to go to Founder's Bak Kut Teh along Balestier Road for dinner, but there was a horrendous queue in front of the small shop. Friends will know that I loathe queues, so the BF and I went to another bak kut teh stall further along Balestier Road to have pork rib soup instead.
The last time I ate here was after clubbing one night with friends (the shop is open 24/7) and I distinctively remember that the bak kut teh here was not bad.
We ordered the Pork Ribs Soup ($5). The pork ribs weren't as tender as I'd like, (they were about as tender as the ones at Ng Ah Sio). The soup was good though, peppery without being overwhelming. And they were fairly generous with the portions, considering the price. The ones you get at the more famous bak kut teh joints would cost twice for half the portions (about $3.50 to $4.00 for a long rib).
I also ordered a Mushroom Soup ($5), which was just sliced champignon mushrooms out of a can and into the bowl, with some garland chrysanthemum (tung oh) and the bak kut teh soup.
I liked their Braised Beancurd Skin ($4), the braising sauce added just the right amount of saltiness to the soft and slippery beancurd skin.
I didn't take to the cold and mushy Fried Dough Fritters ($3) though. They were very limp, probably a result of standing in the open for quite some time. We didn't finish this.
333 Bak Kut Teh
325 Balestier Road
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Tel: 9089 6622