Saturday, January 23, 2010

Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh 永记肉骨茶

Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh
Blk 341, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
#01-04, Teck Ghee Court market & Food Centre

The Childhood memories..
The familiarity of the smell, the taste and the environment that brings me back to the time I 1st met Mr. Pig Trotters.
He is medium built, all muscled up and not fatty. His body nicely tanned and well proportioned.

He than introduced me to his sister, Ms. Bak Kut Teh. On 1st encounter, she puts on a peppery attitude, but when u get to know her better, she brings out the sweetness and fragrance of a well simmered broth.

I count it my blessing to know them. Since than, I have not met another other siblings as well liked.

I have my share of Bak Kut Teh's and pig's trotters. Yes, including the few Bak Kut teh stalls along the stretch of Balestier (including founders), Sin Ming, etc.. but I still turn back to this stall.
Although BKT and Pig's trotters is a dish which is branded as a Local delight and widely available throughout coffee shops, food courts, and restaurants, but I find it hard to find any which meets my satisfaction level.

Eng Kee's BKT+pig's trotter's is like a comfort zone for me. I know that it is able to satisfy my cravings, not put on too much calories on my body, and not cause much impact to my wallet.
I would not dispute that there are possibly better ones out there. But this is by far, the better one that I have tried and scores well for Both of the dishes.
If you happen to live in the North, do consider checking this place out.
PS: waiting time for Queuing and food to be served is around 20mins. They are closed at night, so, visit them in the late morning or during lunchtime to avoid leaving the hawker centre with an empty stomach

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