Bak Kut Teh with Homemade Meatballs

Bak Kut Teh with Homemade Meatballs
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Bak Kut Teh again I cooked for my loved ones. This time instead of using herbal pack, I am using herbs which I bought from Medical Hall which some of my reader requested.


Chinese Herbs for Bak Kut Teh

Please refer to the image above for the herbs prescription. Also instead of using Pork Ribs to boil the soup, I made my own meat balls.

Making Homemade meatballs

This is how I make my meatballs: I used 500g minced Pork which I seasoned with 1 TBS Salt, 1 tsp Sugar, a few dashes of Pepper, 2 TBS Hua Teow Wine花雕酒,3 TBS finely ground Oatmeal and 1 TBS Cornstarch.

Mix condiments with Pork well. Use a spoon to scoop the minced meat to form little meat balls.

Other ingredients for this soup: a handful of dried Soya Sticks, 10 Red Dates without seeds and 20 pips Garlic.


Cooking in progress

First, I first boil 10 cups of water in a big pot to a rapid boil, then add in a handful of dried Soya Sticks, 10 Red Dates without seeds, 20 pips Garlic and the herbs. Bring them to a quick boil, add in Homemade meat balls to cook.
After boiling for 5 mins, turn heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Towards the end of cooking add in Himalayan Pink Salt to taste.

Bak Kut Teh with Homemade Meatballs, Toaste You Tiow and Baby Chye Sim with Mizkan Sesame Sauce

We serve this Bak Kut Teh with Homemade Meatballs with toasted You Tiow油条and pair up with a plate of Baby Chye Sim小菜心. I blanched the veggies with salt added in hot boiling water, drained and drizzle some *MIZKAN brand Sesame Sauce over. A very satisfying meal.


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