Technically speaking, this is not Bak Kut Teh, as it do not have the spices. However, it is a simplified version with very little ingredient, and yet tasty. Easy method to make a simple meal.
Ingredients (Serves 3-4)
- 600-800 grams Pork Prime ribs, cut into single bone pieces
- 10 cloves of garlic
- 5 tablespoon light soya Sauce
- 5 tablespoon dark soya sauce
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- 1.5 litres water
- 3 tablespoon cooking oil
- Some salt to taste.
- Peel garlic, and leave it whole.
- Rinse the pork ribs, and cut into pieces so that each piece has a bone in. (you can ask the butcher to cut it for you)
- Heat up a metal pot, (big enough to contain the soup). When heated, add in cooking oil, and swirl around to oil the side of the pot.
- Add in garlic and allow to fry till fragrant.
- Add in pork ribs, and stir them around to scald the surface.
- Add in sugar, light soya sauce and dark soya sauce, stir and fry as it sizzle for 3 mins.
- Add in water, allow it to boil in high heat. When boiling, lower heat to small, cover the pot and allow it to simmer for 1.5 hours.
- Taste the soup, and if not salty enough, add some salt. As a guideline, if it is served with noodles, soup has to be slightly salty as the noodle will absorb some of the saltiness.
- Serve as a soup, or serve with noodles such as Bee Hoon (rice noodles), mee sua (面线), kway teow, yellow noodle. Pre-boil the noodles in plain water, drain away the water, and serve in a bowl, and top with the soup and pork ribs.