Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh or “Pork Rib Tea” as translated in English is an herbal tonic soup consisting of meaty pork ribs simmered in a rich and tasty pork broth made up of garlic, Chinese herbs, spices and vegetables. The pork ribs are usually cooked in the complex broth mix for long periods until the meat falls off the bone. The fat from the meat also blends with the broth, thus enhancing the overall flavour of the entire dish. Bak kut teh is usually eaten with rice and often comes with “youtiao” or dough fritters that are dipped into the soup and eaten. For that full complexity of flavours, a condiment consisting of dark soya sauce, minced garlic and sliced chilli padi is also used as a dipping sauce.