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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Home Cooked Bak Kut Teh (Pork Herbal Soup)

A friend told me about this "herbal tea" for boiling pork herbal soup (bak kut teh) which can be bought from the shop which I used to frequent. According to my friend, this herbal tea tastes better than those branded herbal tea. After hearing from my friend, I approached the counter and asked for bak kut teh or herbal tea.
The lady at the counter took a packet that was hanging over the counter and gave it to me. The herbal tea costs only RM10.
For 1 packet of herbal tea, I used 2 strips of pork belly and 1 pig's stomach to boil the soup. I also added some dried Shiitake mushrooms, some red dates, gojiberries and a few slices of "tong kwai" for extra flavour. I cooked enough for 2 meals and also to give to my friend and neighbour.
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Lunch
I blanched some fried tofu puffs to add to the soup.
We had "bak kut teh" with steamed rice for lunch.
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Dinner
For dinner, we had "bak kut teh" with noodle.
Spicy sambal belacan with lime juice as condiment.
Fragrant Jasmine flowers from my garden.
Old antique wooden signs at the Wood Art Craft Museum.


God always has shown us that these messages are true

by signs and wonders and various miracles and by giving

certain special abilities from the Holy Spirit to those who believe;

yes, God has assigned such gifts to each of us.

(Hebrews 2:4, The Living Bible-TLB)

48 comments:

  1. Looks good. Wah, you even cook pork stomach. Was it already cleaned or you need to scrub the stomach with salt and preboil it to get rid of any untoward smell before using it to boil the bkt?

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    1. I used to clean the stomach but now my pork seller cleans it for us. I only need to check that all is cleaned, rinse and blanch it in hot water before I cook it.

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  2. So how do you like the bkt soup taste? Is it those light light sweet taste without heavy dong guai taste? I am ok with almost all bkt soup taste as long as they are not overly salty and overly sweet.

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    1. I prefer bkt soup with heavier herbal taste.

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  3. wah, BKT!!! nice! I have 2 packets of BKT which are still in the shelf.

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    1. Me too! Hubby went to buy 2 more packets to stand by.

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  4. I have 2 packets of BKT at home... will try one day...

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    1. You can try one of these days while your son is back home.

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  5. Your bkt is so rich with ingredients.

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    1. When I do home cooking, I like lots of ingredients and eat with satisfaction.

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  6. esta comida te ha quedado muy bien, no la conocía.

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  7. Hello Nancy,
    The herbal tea mix looks great for your soup. I wish I could smell your lovely jasmine flowers. The wood signs are interesting. Have a happy day and a happy week ahead!

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  8. Jasmine is intoxicating to smell, but doesn't do well in our area.
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/08/pretty-posies.html

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    1. Thank you, Sue for hosting. Have a great day.

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  9. I dont thinkmi have ever smelled a real Jasmine...

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    1. You will love the nice scent of the Jasmine.

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  10. I would like to taste a bowl of noodles with meat.
    同心抗疫

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  11. I haven't had "bak kut teh" in ages! This has me crave some badly, Nancy.

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    1. It is good to have bak kut teh once in a while especially when the weather is cool.

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  12. What lovely meals. I do so enjoy your foodie posts.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee for hosting. Have a wonderful day.

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  13. ...I could use a bowl of Bak Kut Teh right about no. Thanks Nancy for sharing those old signs, take care.

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    1. It would be wonderful to share the bak kut teh with you. Take care and stay safe.

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  14. Interesting use for herbal tea.

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    1. This herbal tea works as a tonic for helping the body cope with tiredness.

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  15. This time Nancy, I'll pass dinner. LOL

    Cruisin Paul

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  16. we've grown jasmine and it is so lovely to look at and the fragrance is divine! Have a lovely day!

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  17. I have never seen any real Jasmine. This is beautiful; I bet it smells so lovely!

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  18. It sounds like your friend knew what she was talking about.

    Jasmine is one of my favorite scents. The signs are fascinting.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. They are confident to recommend after having tasted the soup. Have a great day.

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  19. love anything herbal...healthy and yummy...

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  20. I do like your ingredient-laden BKT! Also that nice big plate of chilli.

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