Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh is made with pork ribs, unique herbs and spices and then simmered with water, usually using cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel and coriander, reflecting the integration of Singapore’s multiculturalism. In the colonial era, coolies live in poverty and their diet was seriously lacking in essential nutrients. The only “tonic” available to them was leftover pig bones which they stew together with Chinese herbs. This was the original version of the Bak Kut…

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