Bak Kut Teh Recipe
June 12th, 2007 56 Comments

Bak Kut Teh Recipe

Bak Kut Teh and Cuttlefish Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh and Cuttlefish Bak Kut Teh pictures (1 of 8)

During my last trip back to Malaysia, I stopped by Kluang, a city in the state of Johore. It’s always great to go places, enjoy great eats, new cooking, and the trip did just that for me. Kluang is famed for its Bak Kut Teh (Pork Bone Tea Soup) so I had many meals of it. I also discovered a brand new kind of Bak Kut Teh using a totally unexpected and remotely distant ingredient: cuttlefish.

If you are a Bak Kut Teh connoisseur, I am sure you are skeptical, very skeptical. I don’t blame you, that was exactly my initial reaction when I heard of it. Cuttlefish in a herb-infused pork bone soup?! That doesn’t sound too appetizing.

But a kopitiam (a Malaysian slang for coffee shop) packed full with throngs of patrons for this specialty couldn’t be that wrong. The shop specializes in traditional servings of Bak Kut Teh with pork ribs, intestines, etc., but the cuttlefish one is what drives fans coming back and begging for more. At the very first taste of the piping hot cuttlefish Bak Kut Teh (served in a clay pot) , I was converted right there and then. Never mind the skeptics and nay-sayers, you just don’t know what you’re missing out…

Over the weekend, I had a sudden craving for it so I made a huge pot with all my favorites: pork ribs, tofu puffs, mushrooms, bean curd skin, and of course, cuttlefish.

Click to get my Bak Kut Teh recipe. To make a side serving of cuttlefish Bak Kut Teh, please follow the steps below.

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  1. Chloe says:

    Klang has the BEST Bak kut Teh!!! Wrong spelling leh! Klang is near Port Klang. Look it up! Sorry the klangnite spirit in me is speaking. There people start having bak kut Teh at 8am! Cos by 10am it’s all gone!!

    • Hi Chloe – which Klang BKT would you recommend? What is the best?

    • Kat says:

      Klang bah kut teh you can find 24/7. Klang is BKT town. A few really nice you can find it in Pandamaran, Taman Eng Ann, ChiLiung and in Taman Rashna. Try out the dry version of Bah Kut Teh, taste like heaven. :)

  2. Silvia says:

    Thank you for posting.
    by the way do you know how to make original Bak Kut Teh? not with cuttlefish?
    I’ve never tried it before but I’d like to know how to make it.
    I’m going to go Malaysia but before I go there I just want to make it in my country.
    If you know the recipe please send it to me.=)

  3. RC says:

    Bee, I m not a fan of cuttle fish, but love your clay pot. Did you get it in USA? Where can I find it? Found some online, but were expensive.

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