Tuan Yuan Pork Ribs Soup 团缘肉骨茶 @ Kim Tian Road, Tiong Bahru

My Super late dinner after waiting almost 6 hours for PB!

Happened to chance upon an ad in Facebook promoting Tuan Yuan Pork Ribs Soup that offers a 10% off the bill if you dine in after 10pm and so suggested to PB to check it out since it was already past 9pm by the time he picked me up!

While waiting, I did a bit more research and realised that Tuan Yuan is opened by non-other than the 2nd generation of the the Ya Hua BKT at Outram! Why did they not use back the same name? You can check out danielfooddiary for the answer. 🙂

Menu and display that greeted us when we exited the lift from the carpark

Following the instructions on the website, we found the Tuan Yuan and parked our car in the multi-storey carpark behind the restaurant. It occupies an entire area previously taken by a coffeeshop and hence is very spacious. You can choose to sit in the air-conditioned indoor area or the breezy outdoors. If there were parking right outside the restaurant, I believe this would become PB’s fav place! 😀

The menu all in one page

Pano view of the interior from where we were seated.

We were actually ushered in by Uncle Frankie himself!

View of the cashier and kitchen

The unique “painting” on the wall. Check it out to find out what it is made of.

The restaurant is very clean, modern and comfortable. Even the ordering system has been modernised to using handheld PDAs and scanning of the QR quote on the table.

Our Drinks – Cold and Hot Barley, $1.50+ each.

One barley that  I really like. It is not too sweet and the consistency and taste is just like home-made.

Our food arrived pretty quickly after placing our orders.


The spread!

PB’s Pork Cartilage Soup 软骨汤, $8+

The amount of pork cartilage in it.

My Lean Spare Ribs Soup 排骨汤 (瘦), $9+. 

You can opt for the fat one if you like fats 😛

Amount of Pork Ribs in my soup

One long one!

My soup being topped up just after I had one spoonful of it!

They are quite generous with the topping up of soup here but one word of caution, the soup is super hot after they are topped up so be careful not to burn your tongue like I did! 😛  I prefer the soup here to the one at Ya Hua as it is not overly peppery and does not will leave your throat and stomach burning after drinking it.

Classic Tri-Mix 三拼小菜: Braised Peanuts 卤花生, Braised Soy Knots 卤豆结 (Tau Kee) and Salted Vegetables咸菜, $6+   

Close up of the Braised Soy Knots 卤豆结 (Tau Kee)

Close up of the Salted Vegetables咸菜

Close up of the Braised Peanuts 卤花生

Fried Dough Stick 油条, $1.50+

The you tiao is a must order here! I wonder if they have tweaked the mixture such that it is crispy on the outside and yet is able to soak up the lovely soup on the inside!

My Dough Fritter dunk into the soup.

If you leave it in the soup long enough, it can double up in size with the full goodness of the pork rib soup!

Wheat Noodle Soup (Mee Sua) 面线汤, $1.50+

The mee sua slowly fattening up with the soup.

Braised Soy Knots 卤豆结 (Tau Kee), $2.50+

Loved this knotted soya beancurd skin so much that we ordered a portion on its own!

Every bit was soft and nicely braised, leaving you no chance to find a hard bit here if that is what is running through your mind when you saw the knots. 😛

What is left of my spare ribs.

A very satisfied meal with everything polished off!

Although we did not make it for the 10% discount (PB did not want to wait another 10min), we got a voucher for a 10% discount for our return visit as part of their Father’s Day promotion. Looks like I really need to bring my Father to try this! 🙂

Tuan Yuan Pork Ribs Soup  团缘肉骨茶
Block 127, Kim Tian Road,
#01-0, Singapore 160127
Tel: +65 6684 0123
Opening hours: 8am to 3am, Closed on Mondays
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tuanyuan.sg/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/tuanyuan.sg/
Website: http://www.tuanyuan.sg/


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