Bak Kut Teh

Preparation time

30 Minutes

Cooking time

2 Hours

Serves

6

Always craving for the traditional Bak Kut Teh (meat bone tea) but can’t find any good ones around your neighbourhood? Try to make your own Teochew Bak Kut Teh at home with this simple video recipe.

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Who doesn’t love pork ribs boiled in soy sauce spices stew? We can easily finish a few bowls of rice with this tasty soup. Just by adding pork ribs, garlic cloves, button mushrooms and spices, you can have your craving settled in no time.

Ingredients

500
grams
Pork Belly or Pork Bones
1
kilograms
Pork Ribs
, sliced into individual ribs
300
grams
Garlic
, crushed half of them with pestle and mortar, and the leave the remaining as whole.
50
grams
White Peppercorns
, lightly crushed with pestle and mortar
2
tablespoons
Salt
2
tablespoons
Soy Sauce
1
can
Button Mushroom
, cut into halves
2
tablespoons
Dark Soy Sauce
2
tablespoons
Light Soy Sauce
Chilli and Wansoy
, for garnish

Directions

Not shown in video: Scald pork bones and ribs quickly in a pot of boiling water. Remove and set aside.
Not shown in video: Drain the pot of water. Refill another pot of water and bring it to a boil.
Add pork bones, ribs, button mushrooms, dark and light soy sauce, whole garlic and salt into the boiling water.
Place the crushed garlic and peppercorns into a cheese cloth sachet. Place it into pot. Cover the pot and let it simmer for 1 hour.
Remove the cheese sachet from the soup.
Serve hot with rice, Chinese dough fritters (Yu Cha Kuey), chopped chilli padi with dark soy sauce and a pot of tea.

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