The Place Located at Holland Village, Kota Zheng Zong Bak Kut Teh opened its first branch in Singapore just last month, originating from Kota Tinggi, Malaysia. Stepping into the casual restaurant, you will soon see various old school features, depicting the vibes of its original Malaysia branches.
The push-cart outside the restaurant is a tribute to the founding of the chain, back in the old days when the founder sold his Bak Kut Teh on the streets of Kota Tinggi.
The Food Focusing on herbal broth instead of the peppery broth we are familiar with locally in Singapore, Kota Zheng Zong’s take on the herbal broth is less intense and has a sweeter note to it. The signature dish here is their Herbal Claypot (S$12.90 for Small, S$29.90 for Medium, S$53.90 for Large) where you can select the ingredients based on your liking. Options includes the Premium Pork Ribs, Pork Belly, Pork Tail and Pork Leg. You can opt also opt for Spare Pork Ribs instead of the Premium Pork Ribs, if a more tender pork meat is not your priority when enjoying Bak Kut Teh.
I recently went on a hunt of Malaysian-style Herbal broth