Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House
208 Rangoon Road Singapore
Phone: 6291 4537
Tired of waiting queue for ‘The Founder” Bak Kut Teh along Balestier Road? The chili padi has been talking about this place for the longest of times; so when the opportunity finally presented itself to sample the Bak Kut Teh at this place I jumped at the chance.
Amongst all things Ng Ah Soh is rather infamous for the fact that they’ve managed to turn away international politicians, be it good or bad it’s more a case of free advertising, and the amount of people that flock to this place (there were as many tourists dinging here as locals) could for a moment make you wonder whether it’s all just hype.
After a short wait under the hot morning sun, we were finally able to get ourselves a table. Honestly I was beginning to wonder whether we were bonkers; eating hot pork rib soup with tea and other what-nots.
The first thing that impressed me was that the serving staff were all wired up, meaning they were all armed with wireless devices that magically took your order and send the tickets to the kitchen (you generally don’t see that type of thing in a place such as this), secondly, the speed at which our food arrived, it was all still piping hot! Thirdly, I have to say the food was delicious (despite the hot weather). Every spoon full of rice soaked soup (notice it was rice soaked soup!) went down with wanton abandonment; the intestines were crunchy to the bite (though the only downside to eating them here is that they’re not entirely cleaned out, some like it that way), the pickled vegetables were nicely done, the stewed pork leg soaked in soy and tenderly juicy; and the you tau (crispy dough fritters) acted like a sponge to soak up the seemingly bottomless bowl of soup (yes folks you can drink as much soup as you can stomach).
I’ve since been back to this place for more porky goodness; and it still tasted as good the second time around, so yes it is a good as it has been made out to be!