Monday, June 30, 2014

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh Jakarta

THE MOST FAMOUS BAK KUT TEH IN SINGAPORE HAS JUST OPENED IN JAKARTA !! It's an amazing news for me as a big fan of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh , and they're just opened for 6 days and the euphoria was so crazy ! so do I, I had a dinner with family here on Sunday and I'm in a good mood for writing so I'm gonna share my experience here, enjoy.

Before I start share my experience how about the history first?

Johor Road, Singapore, year 1969 - Beads of perspiration gathered at his brow as he served another bowl of piping hot Bak Kut Teh to the table beside his pushcart stall. The bak kut teh is running out, he thought. It is time to retrieve his meats from the chiller at his friend's liquor stall down the road... And so, these were the humble beginnings of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh.

Today, while they do not operate from a pushcart anymore, their iconic pushcart embodies their belief to bring you an original Bak Kut Teh dining experience where you can enjoy their fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs and flavorful, peppery, spice-infused hot soup in an elaborate 1960's roadside dining atmosphere.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh Jakarta is located at Ozone Mall in Pantai Indah Kapuk, just in the 2nd floor, you can see them in a same building as 7eleven, across Pantai Indah Kapuk Hospital and next to Shell Gas Station, they're so easy to find and their big sign is also eye-catching, maybe that's one of a factor why everybody quickly know this new joint.

You need to be patient if you wanna dine here, because of their WAITING LIST ! Maybe it's because of weekend but I don't what will be happened in weekday. For your info, I came here around 8 pm and there're 46 names on waiting list ! isn't that insane?! But lucky me there's a lot people who didn't want to wait that long and they left, so I just wait for about 40 minutes to get seated. 

Look at that crowd ! I don't know why but I always get excited to have dinner in a crowd, I love the ambiance at Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, I can feel their traditional touch and also the modern side. Some of the waiter is from Singapore, like the waitress who took care of my table, they speak in English. So, it's just like you're having dinner in Song Fa Singapore. Maybe, the service was still need improvement or they need more staffs, because I have to wait almost 30 minutes before my order served on the table.

I can see the hygiene in their kitchen and also the tempting preparation and...... HERE'S SOME MENUS THAT I TRIED !

>> Ice Tea
IDR 10.000

>> Groundnuts (regular) 
IDR 15.000 

For the appetizer I had groundnuts, it's so simple but taste really delicious ! Steamed ground nuts served with some sweet dressing hmmm I love it, dipped it into the chili and you'll get the amazing experience of eating this ground nuts, must order ! 

>> Dough Fritters (medium)
IDR 12.000

Well, this is a must order menu ! Dough Fritters a.k.a cakwe from Song Fa was really good, not too oily and better if you put it in the soup, maybe the simplest side dish here, but give another touch in their Bak Kut Teh ! 

>> Pork Ribs Soup (regular)
IDR 68.000

Here's the famous Bak Kut Teh !! Pork Ribs Soup..... I can't say anything beside this is freakin' delicious !!! OMG the soup was perfect, the saltiness, rich pork broth, peppery sensation and of course the spiced that infused the soup ! The ribs also very tender. Regular portion contains 2 ribs while the large one (IDR 88.000) contains 3 ribs, so it's better to order the large one ;) Another good things here, you can refill the soup anytime ;) 

>> Pig's Tail Soup (regular)
IDR 40.000

I love their Pig's Tail Soup rather than their pork ribs, because it's  more fatty LOL give some sensation that you can't get when you eating that pork ribs, and this Pig's Tail Soup also tender yet juicy, I enjoy every sip of the soup and every bite of this freakin' awesome pig's tail ! 

>> Braised Pig's Intestine (regular)
IDR 30.000

Beside the soup, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh also have braised dishes and one of them is Braised Pig's Intestine :9 A lot of cholesterol but taste really delicious, the sweet dressing sauce also bring this intestine to higher level of delicades.

>> Braised Chicken Feet with Beancurd Skin (regular)
IDR 30.000

Maybe this is one of non-pork dish beside fish soup, Chicken Feet with Beancurd Skin, come in two different portion, the large one contains 3 chicken feets costs IDR 45.000, they're perfecetly cooked and marinated well, the beancurd skin also suit to the chili and the soup, perfect match for the soup here. Must order !

That's it ! There's no minus point at all beside the service. But, I'm sure that it's just because they're still new and the response from public was crazy. All the prices tagged is exclude tax and service. So what are you waiting for? Come and try the most famous Singapore's Bak Kut Teh, warning you'll get addicted :p Song Fa has opened in Jakarta, Wee Nam Kee and Pig's Organ Soup next ? :D

Stay Hungry,
Filipus Verdi Danutirto Tanu - @filipusverdi

SONG FA Bak Kut Teh
Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk Utara 3
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta Utara, 14660
(021) 29673670

SONG FA Bak Kut Teh (across PIK Hospital )

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