What the heck is this? Well it’s bak kut teh! Bak kut teh comes from the Chinese language dialect Hokkien and translates directly to ‘pork rib tea’. And did I mention that this restaurant (Song Fa Bak Kut Teh) was awarded a Michelin Bib for it?!
The pork rib tea is actually more of a soup, it’s made with tender pork ribs and a flavourful, peppery, spice-infusion (yep, secret spices, just like Coca Cola and KFC… you and I will never know…) which takes hours to prepare. This delicate yet flavourful soup is precisely what Song Fa has gained its Michelin recognition for (and you’ll never believe it, but there’s free refills on the soup!).
The soup aside, what can I say about how everything else tasted? Well the quality persists! The meats are carefully seasoned to give the dishes extra taste and dimension, perfectly complimenting and adding to the flavour of the soup (I sound like a food critic here … oh no… I’m really just a food lover… hehe… but seriously, a spoonful of meat with the soup is like H-E-A-V-E-N).
It was a 20-minute wait to be seated, and we went at what was considered a quite time (3pm) on a weekday! To feed four of us only costed about $55 AUD (remember: Michelin Bib recognises good food at an affordable price).
I’m signing off this post wishing I could swim in a hot tub of Song Fa’s bak kut teh (yes it was that good), Syn-Tek.
(Tl;dr? A pork soup broth sent from heaven.)
WHAT WE MUNCHED
‘PEEK-A-BOO’ OF THE PLACE