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August 21, 2019

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh in Manila

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh in Manila

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh is now in Manila! Filipinos can now enjoy the offerings from one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Singapore. Its first branch outside Singapore is located in the Asia Town in  McKinley West Park, Taguig. 



Here are some photos from the opening of Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh: 

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig


Rong Hua Bah Kuk Teh is famous for its Bah Kuh Teh, a famous morning meal which means "meat bone tea". We were served with a basic soup that reminds me of home-cooked nilaga. The simple and basic recipe includes meaty pork ribs simmered for hours seasoned with herbs and spices, including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui, fennel seeds, coriander, and garlic. It is a very simple and light soup - perfectly flavored so you can also enjoy the other dishes. It may taste simple in the palate, but every spoonful of the bone tea has health benefits considering the many different spices in it.  The soup doesn't have a tea ingredient on it though. 

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Pork Rib Soup (Php 220 for 150g / Php 320 for 250g)

This century-old recipe was created when Chinese immigrants in Singapore and Malaya developed this recipe for their daily dose of energy boost. It is nice to have a soulful serving of it in Manila especially after seeing stores selling Bah Kuh Teh herb packets to re-create the dish at home. 

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh also has a good selection of Singaporean dishes. 

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
 Steamed Lotus Buns (Php 160/3 pcs)

For starters, we had the Steamed Lotus Buns (Php 160/3 pcs) is very affordable and filling. I love the generous serving of pork belly with lettuce wrapped in soft steamed bun. 

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Stir Fry Ginger Garlic Chicken (Php 250) 

The Stir Fry Ginger Garlic Chicken became everyone's favorite. It is served hot and goes well with rice. It is sauteed with ginger and garlic giving it a distinct Asian flavor. 

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Handmade Fried Prawn Roll (Php 280/8 pcs)

Another favorite is the Handmade Fried Prawn Roll. The bite-sized rolls are crispy yet juicy inside. Obviously, I love fried food, and good texture and crunch add to the dining experience. 


Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Braised Chicken Feet with Beef Curd (Php 190)

They also served us Braised Chicken Feet with Beef Curd. It is an interesting presentation of chicken feet served in a bed of beancurd. I don't normally eat chicken feet and I totally missed trying this out because I got so full. Let me know what you think of this dish when you try it? 


Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Smoked Duck (P350 for 120g / P450 for 200g) 

The Smoked Duck is one of my favorites.too. Unlike the usual dush dishes that I have tried, Rong Hua's doesn't give an after-taste, but is reminiscent of Chinese Ham my mom serves during Holiday Sesason. I can eat this with a loaf of bread! 


Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat (Php 320 for 450g

The Steamed Tofu with Minced Meat is a very nice firm tofu block, topped with meat and flavorful sauce. I don't normally eat steamed tofu but I enjoyed its nice texture and flavor. I thought this is something that my mom would also love. 

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Buco Pandan Panacotta Php 120

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
Ripe Mango Sago Php 120

We ended the meal with desserts that reminds me of Filipino Feasts - Buco Pandan Panacotta and Ripe Mango Sago. I love that both are not too sweet, served nicely and refreshingly good. 

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh is truly a good addition to the newest food destination in Taguig. I love that prices are a lot more reasonable and cheaper compared to eating at Hawkers or Food Parks. Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh has a very relaxed ambiance and comfortable dining area perfect for lunch outs or dinners with family and friends. 

What are you guys most excited to try at Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh?

Rong Hua Bah Kuh Teh Manila MicKinley West Park Taguig
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Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh
Unit A-102 AsiaTown, McKinley West Park,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City