Thursday, September 25, 2008

Authentic Bak Kut Teh Recipe – Pork Herbal Soup (Non Halal)

Use this A1 herbs or use the one on the 2nd pics which I bought from Chinese Medicine Shop Pork trotters Bak Kut Teh Bak Kut Teh is one of my favourite foods. You can either use factory pre packed Bak Kut Teh(A1 in picture above) or get the local Chinese Medicine Shop to pack the herbs for you. You can actually add in pork ribs, intestines or other part of the pork meat if you like. I used pork trotters for this dish.

1) Pre packed Bak Kut Teh spices, 1 packet (A1 comes with 2 sachets, Use one sachet for 5 bowls of water)
2) Pork trotters, 1/2 , cut into large pieces
3) Fried Fluffy Bean Curd (Toufu Pok), 10 pcs
4) Dried Shitake Mushroom, soaked in water to soften, 5 pcs
5) Young Corns, 10 pcs, cut half
6) Fu Chuk (Fried bean curd), 10 pcs
7) Garlic, 1 bulb
8) Oyster sauce, 2 table spoons
9) Light Soya Sauce, 7 table spoons
10) Thick Soya Sauce, ½ teaspoon
11) Enoki Mushroom, 1 packet, cut off the roots and wash to clean
12) 5 bowls of water 13) Salt to taste
14) *Lycium berries (Kei chi), around 1 table spoon (optional, added for extra flavour)
15) *Tong Kwai, 2 pcs (optional, for extra flavour)

*Note: I normally add these two Chinese herbs if I am using Factory pre packed BKT spices.

Put 5 bowls of water into a pot and bring to a boil. Add in the pre packed spices, Kei chi (optional), Tong Kwai(optional), pork trotters, shitake mushroom and garlic. Boil in slow fire for around 1 hour to soften the pork trotter’s tendons and meat. Then add in light soya sauce, thick soya sauce, and oyster sauce. Put in the young corns, tofu pok, fu chuk and salt to taste. You can add leafy vegetable and enoki mushroom before serving so that they will remain crunchy. BKT is best eaten with steamed rice and You Char Kueh (Chinese Crullers). Use bird eye chili and chopped raw garlic with soya sauce as dipping sauce. Related posts; Veg Kut Teh Veg Kut Teh Chick Kut TehChick Kut Teh


cleffairy said...

One word of warning though, BKT, as nice it is to be eaten, cannot eat everyday... it's 'hot'... hahaha

Kikey Loo said...

aiyoyo... i miss Bak Kut Teh a lot...........

Pete said...

Cleff: Can wash away the heatiness with lots of tea. He He, my reason only, so can eat more BKT. LOL

Kikey : Can get some pre packed herbs, quite easy to cook, just throw in all the meat and boil. Sometime I buy the BKT instant noodle. Real good to eat during winter time.

cc of Quaint Melody said...

I have not had bak kut teh for AGES!!!
Thanks for the recipe, I think I might just cook that!

garfield said...

actually if u put another recipe a dn change the pork to chicken, the u can tell ppl it is halal already mah, lol

lots of malaysian keep on think that bak kut teh is not halal becoz of the pork, but as long as the pork replace with chicken, then it is already halal.

i wonder y most of the malays refuse to taste it even when it had become Chic kut teh....

and by the way, so far the most famous brand of instant bah kut teh herb is this A1. other doesn't seems to be able to fight with them...

garfield said...

ops, din realize that already have 1 chic kut teh article down there, lol....

Pete said...

Cc : BKT can be addictive lorr!

Garfield : yes, so far I also find A1 is the nicest. Recomended by the Chinese medicine shop owner.

Criz Lai said...

Wah... you like add in more herbs too? Haha... prepacked one usually don't that extra taste. I normally add in a spoonful of oyster sauce as well. I love the A1 brand chicken soup pack as well.

janetching said...

Thanks for your great post! A real insight!

Bali Tour said...

This is great article
Thank you for the recipe
I will try to cook


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