Bak Ku Teh

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb - pork spare ribs
  • 5 cloves - garlic
  • 2.5 cups - water
  • 3 - cinnamon sticks
  • 5 - whole anise
  • 1 tbsp - white peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp - black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp - salt
  • 2 tsp - sugar
  • 1 tbsp - dark soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp - shallot flakes
  • 1 tbsp - shredded coriander
  • Soy sauce with thinly sliced red chillies (for dipping)
  • 2 - Chinese crullers.

How to Make Bak Ku Teh

  • Take spare ribs in a large pot and add enough cold water and parboil till foam rises to the surface
  • Drain, rinse the meat with cold water and put in the pot
  • Add garlic and 2.5 cups of water
  • Wrap cinnamon, star anise and peppercorns in cheesecloth; tie it and place the bag in the pot
  • Bring water to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for an hour.
  • Skim excess oil from the surface and discard
  • Remove spice bag
  • Season soup with salt, sugar and dark soy sauce to taste.
  • To Serve:
  • Sprinkle crisp shallot flakes
  • Dip ribs in soya sauce with chillies and have them with steamed rice
  • Toss in cruller slices into the broth.

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