Bak Kut Teh or 肉骨茶 is one of the favorite meal for Chinese community, actually many Indians also like it, many Indians eating in this Bak Kut teh's restaurant too. This is not a Halal food, so Muslims lost the chance to taste it, I think Jewish also.
Just like it name 肉= meat, 骨 bone, and 茶= tea, Bak Kut Teh is soup cook with pork and chinese medicine herbs (tonic). The complete set is including also rice, vegetables, Tofu and you tiao.
During the period spreading of pigs' disease, pork was replace by chicken and rename as Chik Kut Teh, but it can not be, because it is not delicious as original flavour.
Workshop : Restaurant
More Information : Wikipedia
I will go to Kota Kinabalu for vacation,
14/05/2009 ~ 19/05/2009.
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Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-05-10 19:42
Hi, Ally -
I don't eat pork, but this looks delicious! Very good control over the image.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-05-10 23:30
Hi, Ally! They is a interesting picture of this food that has elements and art Eastern. In Chinese restaurant I have eaten a time in London. Impressive presence of your work and good briefing. Good appetite..
Arlan (59) 2009-05-11 1:27
Looks delicious, good angle of shot showing this dish in a very appetizing way.
jmdias (59976) 2009-05-11 3:00
well done image. I liked the colors and the light and framing too. It is a nice way to show the typical meals from your region.
pierrefonds (61884) 2009-05-11 4:33
The point of view is allowing us to see the composition of the meal nicely displayed on a red cover. THe picture is clear and sharp. The surrounding light has a good effect on the items of the picture. Have a nice day.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-05-11 8:42
The Bak Kut Teh looks delicious and the dish and the picture are composed very well;) Good framing and details and colours well collected. Well done!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-05-11 10:52
An original idea and a very good shot (very good meal too I hope...) POV very well selected and the the plate arise very well in the red BG.
Good evening and... good appetite.
jemaflor (91241) 2009-05-11 11:06
I want well taste this meal ... well taken perfect sharpness, light and interesting note to complete your shot, tfs.
claudeD (36596) 2009-05-11 11:25
nice shot with excellent sharpness.It seems to be very delicious this meal.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-05-11 11:38
Ola Ally ,
Gosto muito de porco o prato parece bem saboroso com cogumelos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
sacimar (26205) 2009-05-11 12:20
this looks delicious! original and different shot, I like it, good sharpness and details, if I have the chance I'll try this meal.. well done!
My best regards
gunbud (34066) 2009-05-11 18:55
This wonderfully delicious looking dish is seen in wonderful brilliant light that brings out all its delicious looking ingredients.
Love the red backdrop really makes this image pop.
Waylim (25444) 2009-05-11 23:59
A good introduction to the menu, I have eaten in Many different Chinese restaurant, but this has to be the first time I heard of the dish. It sounded like Chau Chow the way it pronounced. It doesn't look as pretty as other dish, but as we know looks can be deceptive especially when it comes to Chinese food. It looks like there is flame on the bottom to keep it warm. like hoaquao style.
riclopes (35577) 2009-05-12 1:11
Olá Ally, this is quite an original photo and post. To be honest, this is not so much appealing to me except for the lonely mushroom, but I would try it just to know the taste of it. Maybe I could be surprised. In fact, I usually don't eat meat but I'm not too stricked about it. In argentina, I had to taste their meat of course. Excellent photo here and nice complementar WS. The red makes a great background.
mamcg (5913) 2009-05-12 8:30
Thank you for such informative NOTE as I remember when in 1981 I crossed from Singapore to Johor Baru and there can the lunch time so for me finding a Muslim resturant was a task, so here I come to aviod Bak Kut Teh or this sign 肉骨茶 with my Jewish brothers also.
Nice shot and TFS.
lrw1966 (1632) 2009-05-12 9:14
Really looks very wonderful. Thanks for the educational notes and have a great Holiday.
adramad (41997) 2009-05-12 9:30
This one is an interesting composition with this local dish, so well showed with great quality of defincion and color.
Very well presented with the color of the base and the frame very adapted also.
gracious (20025) 2009-05-12 10:41
Thank you for this yummy shot and makes me hungry right now! we have it here in NZ but never quite the same as KL especially I miss those in port Klang one!
the red bg makes the subject very outstanding also good sharpness
Charo (51210) 2009-05-12 12:54
A look very appetizing to these meats accompanied by golden mushrooms, I arrived here almost smell ...;))
Wonderful contrast with the red background and very good details.
tober (8797) 2009-05-12 13:06
Hello Ally, frankly speaking if I live in this part of the world I will die of hunger :))) Of course the Chinese cuisine is one of the richest in the world, for sure many of the food are very delicious to some. But for my taste it's diferent. However I could try one day "Chik Kut Teh" which you mentioned in your note :)
Nice post which serve one of the main goals of this site: "learning the world through photography".
Kind regards, Tolga
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-05-12 13:30
Original as a subject and superb in terms of presentation. The light management is brilliant, with those Red, Gold & Blacks to steal the show. A real eye-catcher in all its simplicity. TFS! Have a good day, I'll be seeing you.
alftrek (3270) 2009-05-12 19:47
Well presented as if this is in a menu, good contrast with the red table cloth, sharpness is great and that means rich in details. It makes me hungry now, perfect for my breakfast.
Thanks for the informative notes too.
danos (92568) 2009-05-13 12:59
i think that this plate must be very tasteful as you present it us with the complementary foods..The red background make it even more attractive.Well done.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-05-14 17:18
Hello Ally, This looks delicious, I must remember to try if & when I am in Kuching with Alfred & Bill. Now I feel hungry. Good capture & red BG a good choice, add colour & contrast. Your note explains it very well, thank you. As they say in Italy buon appetito.
John_F_Kennedy (43555) 2009-05-15 3:35
Bon appetite!! Ncie idea
papagolf21 (93116) 2009-05-17 14:04
Bonsoir, chère Ally,
L'homme ne pourra jamais cesser de rêver. Le rêve est la nourriture de l'âme comme les aliments sont la nourriture du corps.
Une présentation très originale d'une nourriture qui change radicalement de celle connue en Europe !
Très belle mise en image.
trekks (14348) 2009-05-18 7:00
Do you know where to find a good one?
Where is the best BKT? I had tried it in Klang and also PJ old town, Subang Jaya, old-time Paramount Garden/PJ.
sagar (2410) 2009-05-19 10:17
A 'mouth-watering' photo!! It was hard to guage from the thumbnail what this photo was all about. However, this looks really delicious.
Kielia (24077) 2009-05-23 9:55
this traditional dish is excellently presented and the red and black colors are very suitable to stress its tastefulness. I like your POV very much and the light is also wonderful. Very fascinating note. Since I love cooking, this is a treat for me! TFS!
stego (24132) 2009-06-02 4:35
I am puzzled here... Didn't you already post this one? Well, maybe it was one alike.
Food being a fundamental part of every culture, TE should have much more posts like this one.
It looks delicious! I am very sad for the Muslim and Jews, as pork is one of the most tasty meat I know.