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Lau Hock Guan Kee Bak Kut Teh & Curry Fish Head

As its very long name suggests, this unpretentious eatery specializes in Bak Kut Teh and Curry Fish Head, alongside some other Singaporean favorites.


The place is run by a few friendly old ladies and although there is nothing in the way of fancy décor or interior design, the ambience is warm and somewhat homey...


Bak Kut Teh (translates to: Pork Rib Tea Soup) is a popular Chinese soup that consists of meaty pork ribs in a complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui and garlic), boiled together with pork bones for hours. 


Curry Fish Head is the signature dish of Singapore's Indian community, it consists of a head of a red snapper, semi-stewed in a thick curry of assorted vegetables, like okra and brinjals, and usually served with either rice or Roti bread (they also prepare Curry Fish Tale, especially for those customers who don't like to see a fish staring at them...).


Prices are quite reasonable: SG$ 15 per person will normally be more than enough (portions are quite generous)


Open daily (except Thursdays), from morning till late at night (they have a one hour break at the afternoon)


#01-02, 328, Joo Chiat Road, Geylang