Singaporean Pork Rib Soup (Bakut teh)

It’s winter and cold, people catch a cold quickly and want something warm to eat to warm up the body. A few weeks ago, my husband was sick and it was time for me to cook something simple, delicious, and with many nutritious ingredients. This dish is quite popular in Singapore and until now it is also popular in many Chinese restaurant in Indonesia. Enjoy cooking and keep warm! =)

Serving: 2-3

Total time: 45 minutes


600g           Pork ribs

2                 Anis

1 cm           Ginger, sliced

10               Cloves

1 stick        Cinammon

1 whole      Garlic,m no need to peal, leave it as it is

1 tbsp         Dried Goji berries

100g           Shitake mushroom, soaked in warm water for about 1 hour, sliced

1,5 l            Water


5 tbsp         Light soy sauce

1 tbsp         Dark soy sauce

1 tsp           Salt

1 tsp           White pepper (optional)


  • In boiled water, cook pork ribs in high heat for 5-8minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water

  • In 1,5 litre water, add all herbs, pork ribs, shitakee mushroom, and the sauce. You can also put all the herbs and shitaake mushrooms first while waiting for the pork ribs are cooked from the other pot.
  • Cook in a covered pot for about 30 minutes in medium heat.
  • Ready to serve

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