Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Drunken Prawn in Bak Kut Teh (醉虾肉骨茶)

Tired of meaty Bak Kut Teh? My new invented drunken prawn in Bak Kut Teh!! LOL!!

Bak Kut Teh is a Chinese soup popularly served in Malaysia and Singapore. "Bak Kut Teh" is a Hokkian saying, literally translate as " Meat Bones Tea". In this term, tea means soup. The soup is cooked for hours with pork ribs/bones and a bag consists of variety Chinese herbs and spices. Additional ingredients like pork innards, lettuce, fried bean curd can be added into the soup upon request.


I wanted to make seafood Bak Kut Teh long time ago, but my parents were concern about their blood pressure and cholesterol level. So, I just hold it up until now.

Again, don't worry about my honey, he likes it very much!! He said he is a "weird" guy that has been well trained to eat what ever food I cook. LOL!!!!

You got to try this out if you have chance. Yummy!!!

Ingredients and steps.

A) For the Bak Kut Teh :

1. 650 ml water
2. 1 bag of A1 bak kut teh spices (normally it comes with 2 bags in a packet, double the ingredients if you have more family member to consume).
3. 250g of pork ribs/bones (broiled water bathed)
4. 5~6 cloves garlic
5. 3~4 mushroom - soaked
6. 1 tbsp soy sauce
7. 1 tsp dark soy sauce
8. 1 tbsp oyster sauce
9. 1/2 tsp white pepper
10. Salt to taste

Steps :
1. Broil the water and add in ingredient # 2~#5. Return to broil, simmer for 40 minutes.
2. Add in ingredient #6~ #9, simmer for another hour or longer for stronger taste.
3. Salt to taste.

B) Drunken Prawn in Bak Kut Teh

1. 250g prawn - trimmed and de-vein.
2. 1 tsp of oil mix with few drops of sesame oil
2. 3~4 slices of ginger
3. 2 cloves garlic - crushed
4. 3~4 (or as desired) chili padi or jalapeno - sliced
5. 1 tbsp (or as desired) Shao Xing wine
6. Some lettuce
7. Some cilantro or green onion for garnishing.

1. Grease and heat a pot (use clay pot if you have it)
2. Fragrant the ginger, garlic and chili (about 2~3 minutes)
3. Add in prawn, stir for a while, pour in the Bak Kut Teh. Bring to Broil.
4. When prawns are done, add in Shao Xing wine and return to broil. Remove from heat.
6. Add in some lettuce and cilantro/green onion.
7. Serve with rice or mee sua.


  1. aiyoyo...肚子饿了...流口水了

  2. 嘻嘻..试试自己弄来吃, 很简单而已! :-D

  3. It looks yummy...I'm a lover of seafood

  4. thank you FOODnTRAVELla! you may make your own version, it is very simple to make! :-)


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