Old Street Bak Kut Teh 老街肉骨茶 @ Funan Digitalife Mall

Founded in 2010, Old Street Bak Kut Teh 老街肉骨茶 boasts they were the first BKT restaurant that allows you to order your food using iPad.

Customers can now place their orders via iPad eMenu and have their confirmed orders sent directly to kitchen’s printer wirelessly. This makes the process of ordering much faster. At Funan Digitalife Mall, where we went for dessert after lunch at Heng Long Teochew Porridge 兴隆潮洲糜, we noted that the 100-plus-seater eatery is fully equipped with eMenu and e-Services with multi-language and call for service functions.

Diners can easily switch between English and Mandarin languages as well as tap on the service function to call up their pre-ordered desserts or to request for bill, etc… etc…

Old Street BKT

Mystery Man placing orders for Soyabean Curds.

Old Street BKT

Cold Soyabean Milk and Warm Soyabean Curd.

Old Street BKT

The Youtiao is made from scratch, fresh daily.
Speaking of which, where’s our Youtiao???

Old Street BKT

Mystery Man had forgotten about it but he pulled out the drawer at his side of the table and punch in a few strokes.
In double quick time, our order is served.

Old Street BKT

Old Street BKT is available for franchising.

It was really cool and convenient to place orders this way as it would be unlikely that your orders were miscommunicated. There are also friendly wait staff at hand should one be illiterate.

As for the food, I thought the Soybean Milk a tad too sweet. Most home-made soya drinks are customisable so I must remember to ask them to put lesser syrup in my drinks next time. That is if the drinks are not premixed with syrup already.

There was also more sugar syrup in my Soyabean Curd than I’d cared for but this was easily dealt with by tilting my spoon against the bowl to drain the excess sweetness away.

The Youtiao is huge, much like Taiwanese-style. They were warm and not hot enough. I wouldn’t have minded so much if I was having them with a steaming bowl of Bak Kut Teh but I’d expect them to be hotter as an accompaniment to my dessert. That said, the Youtiao had good chewy texture that I liked and it is also less greasy than what I would normally get from other places.

There are 3 outlets as far as I know, Paya Lebar, Westgate and Funan (the latest). This was my first encounter at the Funan shop and I had received reasonably good service so I want to go back and try their BKT to see if their dishes hold up 😉

Old Street Bak Kut Teh 老街肉骨茶
Address: #01-15, Funan Digitalife Mall.
109 North Bridge Road.
Singapore 179097.

Happy eating 🙂

Click here to see A-Roy Thai at Funan Digitalife Mall.

Click on links below to see other BKT shops in Singapore:
FOUNDER BAK KUT TEH RESTAURANT 发起人肉骨茶餐馆
SOON HUAT BAK KUT TEH 顺发肉骨茶 @ 302 BEDOK ROAD (SIMPANG BEDOK)
RONG CHENG (SIN MING ROAD) BAK KUT TEH 榕城(新民路)肉骨茶

Click on links below to see other BKT shops in Malaysia:
SHOON FA BAK KUT TEH 顺发肉骨茶
MEI HUA AH BEE BAK KUT TEH 华美亞B肉骨茶
GET IN ME BUT DON’T MAKE ME FAT! – KIANG KEE BAK KUT TEA RESTAURANT 强记早市肉骨茶
KEDAI BAK KUT TEH HIN HOCK 兴福肉骨茶 – AN OUTING WITH TONY JOHOR KAKI PT. 4

To cook this at home, try my BKT recipe here.

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Comments
6 Responses to “Old Street Bak Kut Teh 老街肉骨茶 @ Funan Digitalife Mall”
  1. michaelerb says:

    Youtiao … many Chinese restaurants in America and I have never known about this snack.
    Guess I’ll just try to remember to ask if they have Youtiao the next time we do
    Chinese…

    • Sam Han says:

      It’s dog bone shaped doughnuts to some but it’s savoury instead of sweet. Dunk it in black sweetened coffee and chew, that’s our local style of eating as snacks. Or put cut ones into congee. I hope you’ll like it 🙂

  2. Edwin Tan says:

    I saw them when I was at Funan last weekend. Didn’t try it though.

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