We Tried Penang Bak Kut Teh With Cheese & Here’s How It Tastes Like

Hello, Foodies! Remember when we were kids, we would always try to add something new to our food thinking it’ll make it even tastier? Even though, most of the time we end up not eating it. Well, this time we took on a challenge and tried to add something new on our local dish, Bak Kut Teh! And yes, you haven’t read the title wrong. We are adding Mozzarella Cheese to Bak Kut Teh.

Disclaimer: We bought our own cheese and added them to the Dry Bak Kut Teh ourselves. Sadly, they don’t sell Cheese Bak Kut Teh here.

Bak Kut Teh or “meat bone tea” is believed to be introduced to Port Klang by Chinese immigrants from the Fujian province during the early 20th Century. There are two versions of this local delicacy, dry and wet. The wet Bak Kut Teh consists of meaty pork ribs that is simmered in a herb broth and is normally served with rice.

While the dry Bak Kut Teh is served in a thick gravy with okra, dried squid, pork meat and dried chillies. Although Penang is not as famous as Klang for its Bak Kut Teh, but we do have an all time favourite place to devour this delicious delicacy. And that’s at Khoon Klang Bak Kut Teh, tucked in Perak Road in Jelutong.

It is one of the few places in Penang to serve two types of Bak Kut Teh. We decided to go for their dry Bak Kut Teh that is served in a piping hot claypot because that would make the cheese melt better. So while it was still hot, we added some shredded Mozzarella Cheese on top and this is how it turned out!

Doesn’t it look good? As you bite into a piece of the meat, you could taste a hint of the herbal broth that it was first cooked in. Then soon comes the spiciness and the tangy flavour of the dark sauce. If you’re a non-spicy foodie, adding the cheese is the perfect player to tone down the spiciness.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

We think that this cute fusion of Cheese and dry Bak Kut Teh deserves 3 stars! We really love how the Cheese enhances the original flavours of our dry Bak Kut Teh, and also adding a little more creaminess to the texture. However, we were quite sad that we didn’t get a stronger cheese flavour. Perhaps we added too little cheese this time. So next time if we were to make them again, we’ll definitely add more cheese to it.

We have come to an end for this review of ‘We Tried Bak Kut Teh With Cheese’. So Foodies, are you ready to challenge this special fusion dish? If you’re a cheese maniac, add more cheese to have more fun and let us know what you think in the comment section below. We’ll also be coming up with creative dishes like this in the future, so do let us know what kind of dishes you’ll like us to challenge! See you on the next post!

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