Bakuteh – Gourmet Made Easy

bakuteh

bakuteh

bakuteh is like a dish anyone can make anytime. ^^

bakuteh spices

bakuteh spices

there are innumerable bakuteh spices in the supermarts.

i use the cheapest ilc brand S$1.50 for 20g spices packet.

bakuteh

bakuteh

this suited the 600g pork ribs i was cooking. for 1kg i use the larger 30g packet.

frozen spanish baby ribs

frozen spanish baby ribs

the last time i used indonesia fresh pork from sheng shiong, price around S$19/kg to S$21/kg.

this time though i am just using frozen spanish baby ribs from QBFood. 🙂

water + garlic + spice packet

water + garlic + spice packet

bakuteh

bakuteh

bakuteh

bakuteh

bakuteh

bakuteh

for the preparation-

  1. add a bulb garlic & the spice packet (20g) to 1.5l water & boil
  2. cut defrosted baby ribs (about 600g)
  3. scald with boiling water to remove scum
  4. clean pork ribs under running cold water & add to pot
  5. boil on low fire for 40mins (50mins or longer if you prefer meat falling off the bones)
  6. & voila!
meat comes off bone easily

meat comes off bone easily

at 40mins or so, meat should come easily of the bone.

personally i prefer the meat texture to be firm with some bite, rather than completely soft & falling off the bones.

also unless you finish all in one go, you may reheat the bakuteh 1 or more times, so i prefer the ribs not to be overly cooked & soft.

bakuteh

bakuteh

& btw, the soup was just delicious!

i did not add any salt, fish sauce & light soy sauce as it was salty enough for me. also no need to add pepper seeds. it is already peppery & just right, not overly!

the pork ribs were not as good as the fresh indonesian prime ribs from sheng shiong which were more marbled & tasted better,

but they were still very good, and with the excellent tasting soup, this home brewed bakuteh was as good as most bakuteh outside except the few very good ones.

bakuteh

bakuteh

one of my friend regularly brings bakuteh spices to cook while traveling overseas. it is easy to get ribs from the supermart & do up a delectable soupy comfort food goodness at a rented airbnb apartment. 🙂

this may not be exactly fine gourmet, but with a bit of plating, it looks good enough to be served as a course meal. for me anyway haha!

c.h.e.f andy

Lovely 6-course Set Menu Lunch @ Min Jiang Goodwood Park on 13Oct2015

steamed sea perch

steamed sea perch

had a lovely 6-course set menu at min jiang on 13.10.2015.^^

min jiang 6-course menu S$68pax

min jiang 6-course menu S$68pax

price was ok, as the food turned out pretty good. we had 5pax. 🙂

min jiang @ goodwood park hotel

min jiang @ goodwood park hotel

there were fe customers at lunch.

edamame

edamame

we skipped tea (normal chinese tea S$3pax no harm to have if need), just had complimentary water.

the edamame was nice.

edamame

edamame

they charged S$1pax so that was ok.

醉鸡,咸蛋虾,蒜泥白肉

醉鸡,咸蛋虾,蒜泥白肉

we selected 醉鸡,咸蛋虾,蒜泥白肉 from the choice of appetizers.

actually it was a friend’s belated birthday, but since she was w/o her reading glasses (haha!), i read out for her veto… 🙂

醉鸡,咸蛋虾,蒜泥白肉

醉鸡,咸蛋虾,蒜泥白肉

drunken chicken very good standard.

i think 1 friend said the prawn was very good. this a common item in chinese restaurants, i did not find it particularly special.

the 蒜泥白肉 minced garlic pork was good i guess, but i didn’t find it special too.

better look but not better tasting c/w my own  蒜泥白肉 though slightly different style.

crabmeat fishmaw soup 蟹肉花胶羹

crabmeat fishmaw soup 蟹肉花胶羹

the crabmeat fishmaw soup 蟹肉花胶羹 was excellent! really tasty soup.

crabmeat fishmaw soup 蟹肉花胶羹

crabmeat fishmaw soup 蟹肉花胶羹

it was a good serving, though the 花胶was not a whole piece but chopped up.

the key to a good soup is the stock base, and this one was par excellence!

tea camphor duck

tea camphor duck

the tea camphor duck was also very flavourful.

tea camphor duck

tea camphor duck

excellent duck, though the wrap was so-so.

tea camphor duck

tea camphor duck

skin was so crispy & flavourful. and the duck was very tender & moist. one of the best!

may not be better than the equally wonderful tasting tea infused roast duck at xin cuisine i had recently on 1.10.2015.

steamed sea perch

steamed sea perch

the sea perch was also excellent! ^^

texture & taste almost like cod.

dried scallop seafood stonepot rice

dried scallop seafood stonepot rice

we wanted to order some 锅巴dish. the server recommended this popular dried scallop seafood stonepot rice so we had that instead.

dried scallop seafood stonepot rice

dried scallop seafood stonepot rice

it was good! very flavourful & chokeful of ingredients.

mango sago杨支甘露

mango sago杨支甘露

the mango sago杨支甘露 was refreshing, good dessert to have though it was just average.

mango sago杨支甘露

mango sago杨支甘露

our birthday girl makes a better one actually. haha!

overall, a very good set. the ingredients may not be a good as some of the special promotion set at majestic or tunglok or at xin cuisine, but the cooking was very fine & delivered great tasting dishes.

the only horrendous thing was that i paid S$22.50 for parking & my friend S$20, no carpark redemption. never ever going to park at goodwood park!

c.h.e.f andy