Bak Kut Teh (pork rib soup) is one of the must try foods listed in all the Singapore Foodie magazines. Unfortunately I did not enjoy it.
It was too hot outside to search for the best Bak Kut Teh, so I settled for the Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh inside the Marina Bay Sands food court. Ng Ah Sio serves up Teochew style bak kut teh and is one of the most famous names among the bak kut teh devotees.
Their menu was short which gave me hope that everything would be delicious. I settled on their signature Bak Kut Teh, fried cruller, and a vegetable. It cost around $10USD.
Everything was okay at best. The cruller was stale. The bak kut teh was too peppery and salty. I dipped the fried cruller in the bak kut teh as per guide books, but that did not improve the taste of the fried cruller or bak kut teh.
Overall: Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh had too much soy sauce and pepper for my liking. I like the cleaner taste of Shanghainese and Cantonese pork rib soups much better. Perhaps bak kut teh is an acquired taste.