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Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh @ Midview Valley

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Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh featured by media nationwide has garnered enough interest amongst the foodie community -

One, for serving up the Teochew version with white pepper and garlic for the last 30 years.
Two, both father and son are serving up two versions satisfying both the newly converts and diehards.
Three, the outlet at Midview City endorses "natural pork", one without any of the things that make food tastes great.

Before this, I never quite knew what existed in Midview City - a host of furniture shops.

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Rebranded, dished up.

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Floral Tea ($5)

This particular outlet is helmed by the younger Lim who trying to advocate a tea culture with his Bak Kut Teh, a habit he says that should be inculcated in his diners to wash away the grease from the food. Featured here is a flower tea slowly gaining popularity amongst the young, not only is it pretty to look at but easy to drink.

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Fried You Tiao ($1, per pax)

BKT without fried dough sticks is as good as eating kaya toast without milk tea. I found these a tad limp. 

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Braised peanuts are another staple for me.  

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Hall of fame starting with the older Lim.
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Facts about the natural pork all diners ought to know. 

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Crispy homemade ngoh hiang with a sticky sweet sauce.

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Braised Beancurd Skin ($1, Small)


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Stir fried morning glory

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Braised Pig Skin ($1, Small)

The best form of collagen most would say, I liked it enough for its wobbly and jelly-like texture sans the fat.

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Braised Pig's Trotter ($6)

Rong Cheng knows their pork well and for this fall off the bone pig's trotter, I enjoyed it as much as the other pork dishes.

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Pork belly with Soup

Just like shabu-shabu, the fat content for these slices were high and hence no amount of soaking in boiling hot soup could over cook the pork. Great for those who love BKT without dirtying their fingers or fighting with the chopticks.

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Pig Liver Soup ($6)

Load up the iron with this!

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Pork Ribs Soup ($7)

I opted for my BKT to be served with two types of pork - 龍骨 and short rib. The former is absolutely photogenic with his large bone (its rarity makes this a hot favourite, given there are only 2 in every hog!) and thick layer of fat yet it packs a dry texture and only good if you love your meats tough. Short rib in comparison is way more tender and flavourful. 

Well, somethings are worth trading off for and in this case, its the short rib.

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Mee Sua Soup ($2)

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Instead of rice, they offer the option of meesua.

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Organic Soya Bean ($1.50)

It is almost incredible how many items there are on the menu and even dessert is produced in house. Organic soyabean without any of that chemical aftertaste.

Rong Cheng BKT may be off the well trodden path but it does rank high for personal favourite in our BKT scape locally. The fact that they bother to include healthier options makes eating this classic unhealthy local delight all the merrier.

P.S. Did I already say that parking is also free on weekday nights? Triple the joy.

Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh
Midview City
26 Sin Ming Lane

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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