Thursday, May 15, 2008
Founders Bak Kut Teh (Balestier)
Jeremy and I visited Founders Bak Kut Teh along Balestier Road one evening (Saturday night) for supper. Founders is one of those places that's just comfort food - bak kut teh with preserved vegs and tau kee in an air-conditioned setting, replete with photos of Felicia Chin and other celebrities on the wall. can't go wrong. So how was the food?
What I like about Founders is that the pork ribs (we ordered spare ribs) are very tender - they are not as hard as other places, but are tender to the bite while still being firm. and u can gnaw on them like a dog. okay kidding. anyway the pork ribs are nice and tender. so that's good. what's alright about it is the soup - it's very very very peppery, and very spicy - so while the first few drops taste like heaven, because I love spicy things, after a while it really gets too overpowering for me without some water. But the soup is still quite good; it's the traditional peppery kind. But i still prefer the soup at Ya Hua at Outram - maybe 'coz I like garlic.
The tau kee was good; the preserved vegetables, on the other hand, not so good, ironically because theres't oo much garlic - i like my food pure. thanks.