My Global Food Challenge

Brunei (2)

Bak Kut Teh – Spicy Sparerib Consomme (Brunei)


1 lb 6 oz beef/mutton sparerib (cut into bite-size pieces)
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic (bashed)
1 teaspoon preserved brown soya beans, pounded
1 teaspoon dark soya sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 piece of cinnamon bark (1 inch)
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 segments star anise
3 pints of boiling water
some crispy Chinese crullers (“Yu-Char-Koay”, sliced)
1 tablespoon crispy shallots.


Rub salt on spareribs.

Heat pan till very hot. Add 2 tablespoons of shortening. Fry spareribs till well-browned. Set aside for later use.

Using a clean pan, heat 1 tablespoon shortening. Add sugar and caramelize until light brown. Add soya beans. Stir-fry for 1/2 minute. Then put in the fried sparerib and peppercorns.

Let the consomme boil on high heat for 10 minutes. Then turn down the heat, let simmer for another 1.5 – 1.75 hours (or until the meat is tender). Discard excess oil from the surface before serving.

Serve hot with cruller slices.

Link to My Post on Brunei:

Cuisine:  Bruneian

Main Ingredient:  Beef

Fried Noodles (Brunei)


1 lb Uncooked soba noodles
3 tbsp Low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp Brown sugar
2 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup Finely chopped onions
1 tbsp Minced garlic
1 tbsp Peeled & grated gingerroot
1 cup Snow peas
6 ea Scallions, chopped
1 tsp Grated lime peel
1 cup Mung bean sprouts
8 oz Firm tofu — cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tbsp Fresh lime juice
1/4 cup Chopped fresh cilantro


Prepare noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside. In a large, nonstick saute pan, combine soy sauce, brown sugar and red pepper flakes. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add onions, garlic and gingerroot. Cook for 2 minutes. Add snow peas, scallions and lime peel. Toss and cook until peas are tender and bright colored, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add bean sprouts and tofu. Continue cooking and toss just until bean sprouts are slightly wilted. Add noodles and toss to mix. Add lime juice to taste and garnish with cilantro. Serve hot.

Link to My Post on Brunei:

Cuisine:  Bruneian

Main Ingredient:  Beef

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