107 Owen Road, Road, Singapore 218914
Tel: 6292 4913
Opening Hours: Daily 7.30am - 9pm and 11.30am - 2.30pm
Deciding to hunt for good herbal bak kut teh, *Camelia, *Julian and I decided to head for Heng Heng Bak Kut Teh at Rangoon area, since it was recommended to be good - and an authentic old brand's name, situated in a coffee shop settings.
We started with a pot of Hot Tea (SGD$3.50) that was served in an adorable tea pot and tiny cups. So we had to pour the tea leaves into the pot and douse hot water - totally self service - the art of tea brewing. It was very fragrant though, these tiny cups of Chinese tea.
For starters, there were Salted Vegetables (SGD$2.00), Fried Doughstick aka Youtiao (SGD$2.00) and the staple bowl of White Rice (SGD$0.50).
The Herbal Kut Teh (SGD$6.00) with pork ribs was at the top of their recommendation, and served in small claypots. It had a clear broth that was rather greasy, nothing like the darker, more murky herbal bak kut teh I have eaten at other places. Flavour was light, tinged with herbal aroma; the pork ribs were tender and had a very clean, pale look.
We shared some sides as well, such as Cai Xin Vegetables (SGD$6.00), also served in a mini claypot - crunchy and fresh, balancing the meaty meal well.
Finally, the bowl of Mixed Innards (SGD$7.00) - consisting of pork liver and kidney in a pot of their herbal soup and mini claypot. This was succulent and tasty, infused with the delicious flavour of the herbal soup it was cooked in.
Since most bak kut teh around the Rangoon / Balestier area are peppery-based, and Leong Kee (Klung) Bak Kut Teh along Beach Road is closed, Heng Heng might be your next alternative in the central for good claypot herbal bak kut teh. Service is efficient and ambience is nothing so speak of - good enough for sustenance and delicious quick meals.