A serving of Bak Kut Teh is not as high in calories as many might think. While this pork soup dish is known to be quite fattening, its calorie count is lower than many other dishes. However, it must be noted that Bak Kut Teh is only delicious when served with several other side dishes like rice, Char Kueh, tofu and such.
When you combine all the different dishes into the entire meal, that is when the calorie count spikes.
A typical bowl of Bak Kut Teh is about 324 calories, lower than a plate of Char Kway Teow. A strip of Yew Char Kueh is 200 calories while a bowl of white rice is 111 calories. That already put you up to around 635 calories. If one serving is not enough, you will be prompted to order more and that is when the calorie count of your Bak Kut Teh meal is higher than other dishes.