Thursday, 21 March 2013

Beef Trotters Ala Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh is a Chines pork soup which is very popular in Singapore.  The name literally translates to meat bone tea, though it doesn't make use of any kind of tea.   My husband and I including my sister Tin prefers the clear broth type which is called Teochew Bak Kut Teh over the other type with the darker soup. The Teochew Bak Kut Teh makes use of pork spareribs and is simmered in a clear peppery broth.  

When we were still in Singapore, when we can't get enough of our home-made bak kut teh, we usually visit Song Fa Bak Kut Teh for their delicious bak kut teh.  They also sell ready-to use bak kut teh spice mix ($20 for a box of 10 packs).  If you happen to crave for an authentic and delicious Teochew bak kut teh, visit Song Fa Bak Kut Teh located at the New Beach Road just at the opposite of the Central mall.  Take the purple line and get off at Clarke Quay.  If you can't follow my direction, just ask anyone around :-)

Since we have no pork on stock I decided to use the beef trotters (I'll buy the rib part next time) and the soup was really good.  While my husband really enjoyed munching and chewing on his beef trotters, I find satisfaction seeping the beefy and peppery broth :-)  We have other Bak Kut Teh recipes using pork do check them out if you want :  Teochew Bak Kut Teh from scratch and Bak kut teh)



Beef trotters – 500 g.
Black peppercorns, slightly crushed – 1 1/2 tbsp
White peppercorns, slightly crushed – 1 1/2 tbsp
Garlic, smashed – 20 cloves
Red Onions, quartered - 2 medium
Onion Leaves
Magi Magic Sarap
Fish Sauce - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water at least 2 inches above the meat level or more for the soup
Cooking Procedure:

1. Pour Water in a pot then add the garlic, peppercorns, onion, fish sauce, and salt.  Bring to a boil.  let it boil for 2 minutes
2.  Add the beef trotters and bring to a boil for 3 hours.  Add more water as needed.  Adjust taste by adding salt when necessary. Continue to simmer for another 2 minutes.
Serve and enjoy
3.  Garnish with diced onion leaves before serving.

For more recipes on beef and pork trotters see Trotter Meat recipes

© myFresha-licious (21March2013)

1 comment:

  1. This is great article
    Thank you for the recipe
    I will try to cook