Recipe: Pork Ribs Tea - Herbal Bah Kut Teh (肉骨茶)
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 8 - 10
  1. Bring 10 cups of water to boil in a large soup pot. Meanwhile, blanch the un-marinated spare ribs. Drain and set aside.
  2. Rinse all herbal ingredients in cold water. Drain and set aside.
  3. When the soup water boils, add the blanched spare ribs and all ingredients to the boiling water.
  4. Cover the pot and bring soup to a boil on high heat. When the soup boils, reduce heat to low and cook for 45 minutes. When done, turn off heat. Gently fish out the spice packets with a ladle, and serve the Bah Kut Teh hot.
*Bah Kut Teh spices can be found in Asian supermarkets. See my post on cooking with Bah Kut Teh spices for the brand I use and other information about these spice packets. ** All herbs and ingredients (other than the spice packet) are typically eaten along with the soup. The spare ribs are full of flavor and the herbs are very tasty as well.
Recipe by Chinese Soup Pot at