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Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese
Bak Kut Teh, Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh
popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves
also known as:


There are also variants fo Bak Kut Teh with seafood and also one called "chik kut teh" with chicken.



ingedients:
pork, tofu, herbs for soup: star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui, fennel seeds and garlic

Where to find?
Chinese hawker centres and restaurants

Bak Kut Teh on Wikipedia:

Bak kut teh (Hokkien: 肉骨茶) is a Chinese soup popularly served in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan (where there is a predominant Hoklo and Teochew community) and also, cities of neighbouring countries like Batam of Indonesia and Hat Yai of Thailand. The name literally translates as "meat bone tea", and, at its simplest, consists of meaty pork ribs in a complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui, fennel seeds and garlic), boiled together with pork bones for hours. However, additional ingredients may include offal, varieties of mushroom, choy sum, and pieces of dried tofu or fried tofu puffs. Additional Chinese herbs may include yu zhu (rhizome of Solomon's Seal) and ju zhi (buckthorn fruit), which give the soup a sweeter, slightly stronger flavor. Light and dark soy sauce are also added to the soup during cooking, with varying amounts depending on the variant. Garnshings include chopped coriander or green onions and a sprinkling of fried shallots.

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