Last Updated: April 14, 2020
Lately, it’s been raining in the afternoons—at least in the West of Singapore, where I stay. With such sweater weather, you can imagine my cravings for something warm, comforting and soupy—like herbal bak kut teh. But with the ‘Circuit Breaker’ in place, it can be hard to get to your favourite bak kut teh store.
This is where Mister Wu comes in. You probably know the restaurant as a dim sum buffet place which offers dinner hotpot omakase. But did you also know that Mister Wu now offers herbal bak kut teh delivery?
The Bak Kut Teh Family Set 肉骨茶煮炒套餐 (S$59.90, usual price S$89.90) is a feast fit for your family to share, with a staggering selection of dishes. Herbal bak kut teh with pork ribs, sweet and sour fish fillet, braised pork belly, garlic fried green vegetables, braised tea eggs, four portions of jasmine rice, ginger soup tang yuan for dessert, and Snow Osmanthus Aged Mudan Tea which even comes with a portable tea flask (yes, you get to keep this)!
The tea blend was specially created by Pek Sin Choon for this herbal bak kut teh set. If you didn’t already know, Pek Sin Choon is one of the oldest tea merchants in Singapore, and they blend their tea leaves using the traditional method.
Dive into the herbal bak kut teh and you’ll be greeted with complex notes of star anise, cloves, dang gui, and more. With a deep, sweet finish, the broth went superbly well with the fork-tender pork ribs.
Speaking of the pork ribs, the meat literally slid right off the bone—they were that tender.
The zi char dishes that came with the bak kut teh were no slouches, either. Dishes like the sweet and sour fish fillet always reminded me of simpler times in my childhood. This sweet and sour dish may not be the most sophisticated, but the soft flakes of fish coupled with the classic sauce went really well with white rice.
Simple yet fragrant, the garlic fried vegetables certainly added a pop of healthy colour to the table. Remember to finish up your greens!
And for dessert, relish the comforting warmth of ginger soup with tang yuan (glutinous rice balls). Let me tell you, the ginger soup really packed a spicy punch. Sipping on it filled my belly with warmth, and biting into the soft and chewy tang yuan yielded fragrant, nutty sesame sweetness.
End off with the floral, woodsy scent of the Snow Osmanthus Aged Mudan Tea.
For a satisfying meal in the comfort of your own home, Mister Wu has got you covered. #Stayhome measures don’t mean your meals need to be boring!
Dates & Times: Now available | Order through the Mister Wu website
Prices: S$59.90 per set (usual price S$89.90)