And when the weather gets colder, then the craving becomes insatiable.
I was receeing around Beauty World Food Centre – famous for Top One Handmade Noodles, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle Rice, and Hong Wen Mutton Soup, and noticed huge flames coming out of wok within a stall.
This one wok-hei power, man. You marvel at the staff working in that heat.
Feng Xiang is said to specialise in “authentic Klang Bak Kut Teh” and serves up herbal Pork Ribs Soup and Fried Porridge in claypot.
They have two other outlets at Kallang Bahru and within Food Republic @ Breadtalk IHQ
For a small hawker stall, the menu is rather extensive with Herbal Bak Kut Teh ($6.90), Dry Bak Kut Teh ($7.90), Vinegar Pig’s Trotter ($5.90), Stir-fry Pork Liver ($5.90), Braised Pig’s Trotter ($5.90), Braised Dongpo Pork ($4.90) and more.
For the Fried Porridge category, there are the right options from Abalone Fried Porridge ($9.90), Sliced Pork Fried Porridge ($5.90), Mixed Pig’s Organ Fried Porridge ($5.90), Minced Pork Fried Porridge ($5.90), Prawn Fried Porridge ($6.90), to Sliced Fish Fried Porridge ($6.90).
Even though there is a moderately line queue, I got my food quite quickly, like within 10 minutes.
The Fried Porridge was first simmered in a special broth before being fried in a wok to give you that wok hei smokiness, made more delectable with crispy pieces of lard.
With that kind of fire, you would expect heat from this pot, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Even if you take your time to eat, it would likely stay hot throughout, providing that satisfaction and bit of sweat in the afternoon.
The porridge had a thick and smooth consistency, considerably flavourful.
As for the Herbal Bak Kut Teh ($6.90)… to be honest, it was slightly disappointing. If I spotted a queue and just ordered this, then I might leave feeling unsatisfied.
It was presented quite promising though, sizzling and bubbling in claypot with enoki mushrooms, tau pok and crispy beancurd skin.
However, when I took a sip of the soup, it seemed to have lacked body and the layered flavours you would have expected. The ribs weren’t as fall-off-the-bones as I would have imagined.
To give it credit, the additional fried you tiao ordered was light and crispy.
So Feng Xiang scores in terms of the Fried Porridge and could possibly work on the soup aspect for the other. Perhaps stronger herbal flavours? Still not bad lah
Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Beauty World Centre #04-65, Singapore 588177
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 3pm, 4:30pm – 8pm (Mon – Fri),
9am – 3pm, 4:30pm – 8pm (Sat – Sun)
63 Kallang Bahru, 7 Days Coffee Shop, Singapore 330063
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 3pm, 4:30pm – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Food Republic @ Breadtalk IHQ
30 Tai Seng ST #01-04 BreadTalk IHQ Singapore 534013
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 8pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 8pm (Sat – Sun)
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