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Founder Bak Kut Teh

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
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347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
+65 6352 6192
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for two times. First time the soup was very peppery and I wasn't used to it. Then the second time I visited the place, the soup wasn't that peppery as before which disappointed me. Hope they can work on it.

Thank 494timmyt
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Ordered via Foodpanda and the food were hot and the peppery soup was good. Rice and vegetables are standard.

Thank Angie L
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Popular for its spicy and peppery soup , this BKT place is well known on Balestier Road. Normally the is a queue during peak period, its service tonight was fast and efficient. We had the ribs, 2 veggies, eggs and vermicelli. Quality was consistent , enjoyed the peppery broth and meaty ribs. Overall , a tasty and satisfying dinner!

Thank Tracks1102
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner and it was not packed at all. The services were prompt. We ordered 2 different of pork ribs, youtiao and teochew style pickle vege. The pork ribs soup was good and the pickle vege was the most impressed and tastiest one. May go again whenever I go to Singapore. Those like Singapore style bak kut... More 

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175 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Loves coming back here for my craving of BKT. Always had their ren qi BKT and kidney soup! Service is fast and efficient.

Thank TheVinesNBranches
Perth, Australia
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Founder Bak Kut Teh at Balestier always reminded me of great memories I had in Singapore, memories that were spent catching with people that I loved. I was first introduced to this place by Ria during our quick trip to Singapore. The Founder bak kut teh was also a great place to hang out for late night supper and they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

AMAZING. Must try in Singapore!!! The restaurant is air conditioned, nice and clean. Very quick service. It's opened pretty much all day. You can order everything on the menu. But of course the original dish is fantastic. Hot, not spicy, but very peppery. The taste that keeps you coming back for more!! Out of so many places to eat in... More 

Thank HK_Traveller05
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was my first try singapore's bak kut teh. Which is similar to pepper soup for me. The soup is average for me but those meat and pork ribs was just nice.

Thank geniekuik
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

While walking in the neighbourhood of our hotel, my girlfriend pointed out this place saying it's one of the original bak kut teh places and a must eat. Here atm the moment, and place looks authentic and traditional. Running air con so you're not sweating while enjoying your meal :-P We ordered braised eggs, founders meat(can serve 2 people, but... More 

Thank Adam N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Introduced to this place as one of the best. Meat was tender and juicy and soup was peppery and spicy. Not too expensive .

Thank Janet S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6352 6192

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?