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Singapore specialty gourmet “Bak Kut Teh” recommended specialty store thorough comparison

Hello, nice to meet you! It’s Buffon. Starting this month, I’m helping out at Bulky Fitness. This time, as part of that, I decided to write an article on this blog!
I, Buffon, have been playing soccer for over 10 years as a goalkeeper and have been a fitness trainer for 5 years .

Also, because I love Africa so much, I studied abroad in Tanzania in East Africa for a year . Even in Tanzania, I devoted myself to soccer and became the first Japanese Tanzanian leaguer (!).

From now on, we will send you not only training information but also all kinds of information about Singapore!

Bak Kut Teh, the national dish of Singapore

For the first time, we will thoroughly compare Singapore’s national food “Bak Kut Teh” specialty stores.

Bak Kut Teh (meat bone tea) is a Singapore specialty dish made by stewing pork bones with spices.

There are many shops specializing in bak kut teh in Singapore, but the type of ingredients and the thickness of the soup are arranged differently for each shop. Therefore, you can enjoy the difference by eating various bak kut teh!

And for this time’s Bakutee comparison, we will use the unique perspective of “macro diet control method” !

The macro diet management method is a diet that follows the appropriate calorie and PFC (P: protein F: lipid C: carbohydrate) balance, and is also recommended by Bulky Fitness. (Reference: “Meal management method” )

From the perspective of this macro diet management method, we will calculate the PFC balance of the bak kut teh + side menu and compare the bak kut teh specialty stores from a nutritional aspect !

In addition, we will compare the cost performance (protein ◯ g per $ 1) of protein, which is an essential nutrient for the body, at each specialty store!

Bak Kut Teh Specialty Store ① “Song Hua Bak Kut Teh Chinatown Point”

1. “Standard store specializing in Bakkutee that opens stores in Japan and overseas”

“Song Fa Bak Kut Teh” is well-known not only among Singaporeans but also among tourists.

It is a bak kut teh specialty store that has eight stores in Singapore and has also expanded into China and Indonesia.

The restaurant has a calm and clean atmosphere, and I saw a woman eating alone.

Here is the baguette I ordered!

Rib bone tea $9.5

A few seconds after ordering, the bakkutee is right in front of me on the table! Amazing speed of delivery.

Slowly simmered pork is extremely tender, and the soup, which has just the right amount of salt and pepper, oozes out the flavor of the pork.

Two cloves of garlic served on top of the pork is a nice accent.

This is the menu of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh! It seems that you can also enjoy dishes other than bak kut teh.

2. Nutritional comparison
・Calories and PFC values

The calorie and PFC value of bak kut teh (1 serving) are as follows.

calorie 593kcal
protein 26.5g
Lipid 52.3g
carbohydrates 0.2g

This time, the side menu I ordered at “Song Hwa Bak Kut Teh” is (something like) boiled Chinese vegetables of the cruciferous family called Choshin. It had a crunchy texture and a mild taste.

Cuisine $4

The calorie and PFC value of Choixin are

calorie 56kcal
protein 6.2g
Lipid 0.8g
carbohydrates 8g

have become.

As a result, carbohydrates, which are the energy that moves the body, tend to be insufficient.

However, choyshin is rich in minerals that are expected to strengthen bones and improve immunity .

・Protein cost performance

One serving of Bakkutee ($9.5) contains 26.5g of protein.

It means that you can take 2.79g of protein per $1 .

3. Access
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh Chinatown Point

1 minute walk from MRT Chinatown Station

#01-04
133 New Bridge Road
Singapore 059413

Phone: +65 6443 1033

Business hours: 10:30 ~ 21:30 (open daily)

HP: https://songfa.com.sg

Bakute specialty store ② “Legendary Bakute”

1. “Famous store inherited by three generations”
Founded by the grandparents of the current owner, “Legendary Bak Kut Teh” uses cooking methods that have been passed down from generation to generation, and is extremely popular with local customers.

Popular meat bone tea $8

The fresh pork purchased from Indonesia is thicker and more filling than regular Bak Kut Teh.

In addition, a whole garlic is also served, which is a very satisfying dish.

The soup has a rich taste of pork, but it has a lot of salt and pepper, and the taste is strong.

Extensive menu of Legendary Bakuteh! ( From the Legendary Bakuteh HP, which is only partly posted )

2. Nutritional comparison
・Calories and PFC values

The calorie and PFC value of bak kut teh are as above.

calorie 593kcal
protein 26.5g
Lipid 52.3g
carbohydrates 0.2g

And the side menu is white rice.

Rice $1

Click here for the calorie and PFC value of white rice (one bowl of rice)

calorie 336kcal
protein 5.0g
Lipid 0.6g
carbohydrates 74.2g

White rice supplements the carbohydrates that tend to be lacking in bakkutee.

However, it is a pity that the dietary fiber and minerals that can be ingested mainly from vegetables are lacking.

・Protein cost performance

The price of one meal of bak kut teh is $8, so

You get 3.31g of protein per $1 .

3. Access
Legendary Bak Kut Teh

8 minutes walk from MRT Raffles Place

#42- 46 South Bridge Road
Singapore 058676

Tel +65 6535 9969Opening
hours: 11:00~23:00

HP: legendarybkt.com

Bakute specialty store ③ “Claypot Bakute”

1. “Local taste at a hawker”
Lastly, I would like to introduce “Claypot Bak Kut Teh”, which is located in “Hawker”, a popular eatery that is ubiquitous in Singapore. You can enjoy the local taste and atmosphere at a hawker that Singaporeans use on a daily basis!

The stage hawker is “Laopasa Market” in the middle of Singapore’s financial district.

It is a hawker that suddenly appears in a high-rise building town.

Here is the bak kut teh served in a clay pot.

Nikukotsucha $6 (+Menjo $1)

Unlike traditional bak kut teh, the lettuce is soaked.

Also, the pot contains not only pork but also fried tofu, and the umami of the soup is fully soaked in the fried tofu. The soup was lightly salted and the flavor of the pork wasn’t too strong, so it had a gentle taste.

The wheat noodles (Menjo) ordered as a side menu are soaked in soup and eaten like ramen.

Click here for the Claypot Bakuteh menu!

2. Nutritional comparison
・Calories and PFC values

You can see the calories and PFC value of Bakuteh.

calorie 593kcal
protein 26.5g
Lipid 52.3g
carbohydrates 0.2g

This is the calorie and PFC value of Menjo on the side menu.

calorie 343kcal
protein 9.5g
Lipid 1.1g
carbohydrates 69.7g

Like white rice, the face and stripes also make up for carbohydrates that tend to be lacking in bakute.

However, carbohydrates are generally more beneficial to consume with white rice or brown rice, so I would like to be careful not to consume too much wheat products such as Menjou.

・Protein cost performance

Because the price of one meal of Bakkutee is $6

You can get 4.42g of protein per $1 .

As expected, Hawker’s Bakkutee. Overwhelming cost performance.

3. Access
Lau Pa Sat Festival Market

9 minutes walk from MRT Raffles Place

#18 Raffles Quay

Singapore 048582

Tel: +65 6220 2138 (Tel at Lao Pasa Market)

Hours: Unknown (Lao Pasa Market is open 24 hours)

summary
So far, I have seen three Bakkutee specialty stores, “Song Hwa”, “Legendary” and “Claypot”. Finally, let’s compare the three stores again.

First, let’s compare the calorie and PFC values.

Bakutee (common to 3 stores)
calorie 593kcal
protein 26.5g
Lipid 52.3g
carbohydrates 0.2g
Song Hua Legendary (Rice) Claypot (noodles)
calorie 56kcal 336kcal 343kcal
protein 6.2g 5.0g 9.5g
Lipid 0.8g 0.6g 1.1g
carbohydrates 8,0g 74.2g 69.7g

Even if you take one side menu, there is a big difference. I would like to choose a side menu according to each purpose and the balance of the meal of the day.

Next is a comparison of protein cost performance.

Seonghwa Legendary clay pot
Protein per $1 2.79g 3.31g 4.42g

The cost performance of protein was the best for claypot bakute.

This time, we compared Bak Kut Teh specialty stores using the macro diet management method, but I hope that you have been interested in Singapore’s food culture and health awareness .

In the future, I would like to actively write articles about food, such as “Singapore’s specialty gourmet ‘Bak Kut Teh’ recommended specialty store thorough comparison 2” and “Singapore’s muscle meal”.