Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh Eating House @Havelock Road

All on its own

All on its own

Since we were in the vicinity idling and nua-ing in a new-found cafe, we again relied on our trusty 4SQ to help us locate any interesting places for dinner. And so 4SQ suggested, and we decided to come to this famous 亞華肉骨茶餐室 (Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh Eating House) around the corner.

The restaurant occupies the entire ground floor of the Isetan Office Building, and tables extend out to the corridor. It appeared that business was quite good because it was quite full-house when we arrived. And we saw a group of tourist-like customers guided in by their tour guide too.

Full set

Full set

It was almost full house at around 6.40pm and we quickly ordered prime ribs (大排骨), braised intestines (卤粉肠), braised salted vegetables (咸菜) and a bowl of rice to share. The menu does not have prices listed which made us worried because comments on 4SQ seemed to suggest that prices are on the high side 😦

Food was served very quickly! The Bak Kut Teh soup was quite peppery, but not too overly like Koon, and the taste kinda grew onto us after a few more spoonful of the soup. The tummy grew warm after a while; this is an ideal soup on cold days! Note that you could ask to replenish the soup.

The prime rib was good, but we figured that we still prefer the one at Ang Mo Kio 🙂

Unfortunately, the braised intestines was quite disappointing as it was served barely lukewarm 😦 Tasted alright; quite soft and chewy.

At $22.10, it wasn’t exactly cheap. I think we will prefer to go back to Ang Mo Kio after all 🙂


  • Location: 593 Havelock Road #01-01/02 Isetan Office Building S(169641)
  • Hrs: 11am – 2am (Tue, Thu), 11am – 3am (Wed, Fri, Sat), 11am – 10pm (Sun)


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