Hi, I am currently doing a project in my University on food and history (general knowledge).
After reading all the posts in this forum, I find it interesting to know that Bak Kut Teh
has been made in different ways with different mixture of ingredients through time as China develops.
In relates to China, I have recently posted a blog about national dishes of Indonesia and during the time of my research, I found that rice
, which is a staple food of both China and Indonesia, originally came from China in result to a trading made between the two countries during the colonisation era in Indonesia. It is not only Indonesia that was heavily influenced by China, but Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as well, as discussed in this forum.
There is one thing I am curious about though. On my post, I mentioned that Nasi Goreng
(fried rice) is Indonesia's national dish, although the dish is often associated with Malaysia and Singapore as well, but there was a rumor that Nasi Goreng
was actually from China.
Is that true? China-Originated-Bak Kut Teh is labelled Singapore-Bak Kut Teh and China-originated-Nasi Goreng is labelled Indonesia's national dish