Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gospelicious Bak Kut Teh

Hey there tummies! XD Rumbling yet?

Anyways, you must be wondering about the questionable title. Like, Cherlyn, what on earth is "Gospelicious Bak Kut Teh" manzz? O.O We feed on the Word, but umm, literal-wise?

*gives the cheeky grin* okay, okay.
On Christmas Day several weeks back (mygoodness, Christmas was nearly a month ago), me and my family visited this Bak Kut Teh eatery in the food-laden road of Jalan Kayu :) Yes, we all know that Jalan Kayu is an area that boasts of good food! But... did you know that this particular eatery is not a place that serves up delicious dishes, but is founded by a Christian boss, who is an ex-convict. He started the business coz he wanted to help other ex-convicts to earn a living, impact others' lives, and to live life like any normal person.

It's really amazing that someone who had such a shady past, is so open about how he was last time, but shares about how his journey with Jesus changed him supernaturally. Jesus is the solution ;) Anyways, here's a link to the story:

New Soon Huat - A Bak Kut Teh heaven
What caught my attention when I first sat down, was the familiar music that I heard before.. and to my surprise, it was playing Sidney Mohede's album on the speakers - can you imagine??? Everyone is eating, waiters are serving, God is exalted thru all this. Awesome x infinity.

Alrighty-o, let's cut straight to the mind-blowing food!

Here's the Braised Pig Trotter that we had!
Braised Pig Trotter
I must be dreaming. This is too good to be true. This pig trotter surprisingly didn't have much fat on it, and had such tender, tender, tenderrrrr meat, it is so crazy good, I CANNOT EXPLAIN IT. A MUST TRY. Absolutely marvellous.

Tow Gwa - Fried Beancurd Skins
Tow Gwa is actually Fried Beancurd Skins... before y'all say "whutttt", lemme tell y'all this. This is hands down the BEST beancurd skins I have ever eaten anywhere in Singapore. It is crisp, cooked just right, with good gravy to boot! Goodness contained in a bowl.

Bak Kut Teh broth, with tow gwa floating on top haha
Of course, what's a bak kut teh meal w/o bak kut teh? Naturally the star of the meal, this bak kut teh is different from those peppery garlic ones you get normally, it's the herbal version, and yes, of coz with tender pork ribs! On first slurp, it's not immediate fall-head-over-heels kind of reaction, but as you drink more, addiction begins. And then you begin to raise your hand to request for a refill of soup broth ;)

Braised Egg & Tofu
Egg, yes, egg. Good, but not fantastic :D But the Tofu, is simply delightful! Has a nice bite, not too soft nor hard, and it is something I would order everytime I go there.

Salted Vege
Salted vege to me, is a dish that is a necessity for bak kut teh yumz, as it compliments the bak kut teh well, and it is great to have some nutritious vege! Although, please don't eat too much of this as well, coz it is - s a l t e d. But I love how this is not too salty, making it extremely palatable for people of all ages.

Ginger Sesame Chicken
wow. woW. wOW. WOW!!! I am not exaggerating. Chicken to me is not my favourite meat, as it tends to be not as tender at times, but holy guacamole, this is like manna from heaven, rained down. LOL. The chix has such lip-smacking good flavours, with such tenderness, and a quality that puts many others to shame :) A MUST ORDER. 

I can't wait to get to this place again!!! BAK KUT TEHHHHHHH. <3

Keep yo tummies-a-rumbling,
Cherlyn xoxo

P.S. If you happen to try this place out, do leave your experience in comments down below! :)

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