28 Mar '12, 1am

Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh: Quintessentially Teochew!: Singaporeans do prefer the local pepper and garlic ver...

Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh: Quintessentially Teochew!: Singaporeans do prefer the local pepper and garlic ver...

Singaporeans do prefer the local pepper and garlic version of Bak Kut Teh! Our recent facebook poll showed that 60% of Singaporeans prefer our local Teochew style Bak Kut Teh to the Herbal style which is more popular in Malaysia. I guess that explains why so many of our Bak Kut Teh stalls have chosen to serve the pepper and garlic style soup. What is not so easy to explain is why there doesn't seem to be any Singapore style Bak Kut Teh in Malaysia even though so many of our overseas visitors seem to prefer our style of Bak Kut Teh. According to my Japanese foodie friend, most of his friends in the Japanese community prefer the clear peppery version to the black herbal version as they don't like the strong herbal taste, preferring the natural taste of the pork broth. This is of course, in line with the Japanese philosophy of appreciating the natural flavours in foods rather...

Full article: http://ieatishootipost.sg/2012/03/old-tiong-bahru-bak-kut...

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