Bah Kut Teh

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Bah Kut Teh

A Hokkien specialty. A wonderful herbal soup spiced with all those aromatic spices including star anise, cinnamon, cloves and lots of garlic! It is served with Chinese fried bread and goes well with white rice. Cut red chillies in dark soy sauce is served as a dip.


Spices and herbs


Side dish/Garnish



  1. First briefly boil the pork in hot water and remove scum, put in the herbs and spices and cook in low heat for several hours.
  2. Season with soy sauce, use enough dark soy sauce in order to give the soup a nice brown color.
  3. Garnish with fried shallots and served with yew char kway and chillie sauce.
  4. white rice maybe served as well.

Fried shallots

  1. Slice shallots and fry till fragrant (light brown) in oil, stop the heat before desired color is achieved as it will continue to brown.
  2. Pour into a bow to prevent over browning.