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Bak Kut Teh

Category: Starters

Serves: 6 people

Preparing time: 00:00

Cooking time: 00:00


1 kg meaty pork spareribs

1 head of garlic (cut across horizontally)

fresh coriander (for garnishing)

1 ltrs water (top up if necessary)

2 tbsp dark soya sauce

1 tsp sugar

salt to taste

Spice Mix:

1 cinnamon stick

5 cloves

2 tsp white peppercorns

2 whole star anise

1 tbsp goji berries

Or Herbal Mix:

2 sachets Teans Bak Kut Teh Herb & Spice Mix (1 packet)

Cooking Method

Step 1

Wash and drain the ribs, cutting the larger ones in half if possible.

Step 2

Place the ribs, herb packets (optional) and garlic in a large pot.

Step 3

Add water to cover the ribs and bring the contents to the boil.

Step 4

Skim off the impurities as the ribs start to boil.

Step 5

Add spice mix (optional) at this stage.

Step 6

Add the dark soya sauce and reduce the heat to allow the ribs to cook slowly until they are tender.

Step 7

This might take 1 - 1 1/2 hours but remember to top up with water if necessary.

Step 8

When the ribs are cooked, add salt and sugar and adjust seasoning according to taste.

Step 9

Place sprigs of coriander in the bottom of individual bowls and spoon ribs and soup over.

Step 10

Serve with cooked rice and a dip of sliced red chillies, dark soya sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime.

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