Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh (188 Cafe) in Balestier

The bah kut teh commonly found in Singapore is the Teochew peppery type like the ones I had at Old Street Bak Kut Teh. I can’t take the peppery spiciness so I was delighted when my friend introduced me to Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh in 188 Cafe.

Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh - Stall Front188 Cafe is an “atas” coffeeshop with air-conditioning on Balestier Road and Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh is one of the stalls.

Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh - Herbal Bak Kut TehThis is the Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh. The broth is a dark-brown color with lots of whole garlic cloves. The broth is rich and fragrant with a lingering herbal taste that is not overwhelming. The pork ribs fall off the bone easily. 

Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh - Bak Kut Teh MenuThere are the usual bak kuh teh accompaniments: Tofu Skin, Braised Beancurd Puff, Tofu & Egg and Salted Vegetable. All are well-seasoned after many hours of braising. There is also Sesame Chicken which is not commonly found in bak kut teh stalls. 

Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh - Mee SuaI always pair bak kut teh with mee sua instead of rice. You can choose between white pepper or herbal broth for the mee sua. It comes in a claypot which keeps the mee sua inside hot for longer. 

Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh - 188 Cafe Full MenuBesides bak kut teh, 188 Cafe also offers many other spicy Szechuan, seafood and zichar dishes. The Big Prawn Noodle looks mighty good, I will try it the next time I am there.

Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh (188 Cafe) 

Address: 331/333 Balestier Road, Singapore 329765

Telephone: 62569816

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours (zichar menu is only available until 11pm)

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