Thursday, March 08, 2007

Shiokingly good Singapore (Season2) Part 7 - Not recommended Bak Kut Teh (Pork Rib Tea, Pork Rib Soup)

I prefer the super-peppery Teochew version. Which version do you like ?

Directly translated, Bak Kut Teh is Pork Rib Tea but it's definitely a soup. Perhaps this dish is usually served with Chinese Tea, thus the name. In Singapore, there are several types of bak kut teh. The most common variant is the Teochew style, which is light in color but uses more pepper in the soup. The Hokkiens use more soy sauce, which results in a darker soup. The Cantonese, with a soup-drinking culture, add medicinal herbs to create a stronger flavoured soup.

Personally, I prefer the super-peppery Teochew version. This one shown (and tried) was a combination of Hokkien and Cantonese. It's a darker soup and a tad of medicinal taste.

Located at the basement foodcourt (Makan Parade) in Parkway Parade, Marine Parade.
Not worth the try.
Price: $$
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