leaving for llandudno & conwy in wales this morning on 30.4.2017. ^^
last evening after (a) burger & lobster, and (b) walk through chinatown & covent garden, we decided that i should cook bakuteh breakfast, so we had something substantial in our stomach before setting out on a 5hr drive to conwy.
that was a really good decision! even though we had chocolates & energy bars, we only made a stop-over break for macdonalds before we arrived at our airbnb in conwy at 5pm.
my son had the ilc bakuteh spices in his apartment. this is something that can get easily in singapore so no problem to replenish. anyway only used 1 packet.
so we bought some spare ribs at waitrose the evening before, about 800g.
i needed my morning coffee.
we did not have enough nespresso to go around for so many days, and nespresso capsules is more inconvenient to buy & replace. so i made freeze dry instant coffee & added the foam milk from the nespresso machine.
not quite nespresso, but we made do la…
bakuteh about the easiest dish to make. actually pasta too.
for bakuteh, there is no frying…best!
just cut the ribs, wash with salt, scald with boiling water, then put in a dutch oven (deep pot) with the ilc bakuteh spice packet & 1 bulb of garlic cloves & boiled for 50mins to 1 hr.
soup was very sweet & tasty.
spare ribs not the best ribs..less meaty..less fatty..less flavourful c/w fatty prime ribs..
still it was pretty tasty dish, the hot mildly peppery soup warmed the stomach. and it was perfect with rice, so that was good staple for the day.
and i made some chinese tea 功夫茶. perfect with bakuteh.
my 2 friends liked the tea though not particularly aficionados for chinese tea 功夫茶, so i did not make any more chinese tea 功夫茶 for the trip.
this thanks to the chinese tea 功夫茶 travel kit my sis bought for me which i used a lot in hong kong with my OPS friends who loved the chinese tea 功夫茶.
very nicely packed & so convenient!