So, where did we take her but to Klang, Teluk Pulai for some Bak Kut Teh last Saturday. We also decided that test the teory of matching BKT with a red wine, yes, yes I have said when in doubt champagne just goes with everything, but red wine with BKT?
We decided a young new world Merlot with lots of fruit and the distinct aromas of Tong Quai( chines herbs) which seems to be evident in both tha BKt and new world Merlots should work well together.
Well we are glad to report that the De Martino reserva Merlot 2005 which was purchased from Auric Pacific wines was just superb, it just worked wonderfully, perfectly harmonized and matched seemlessly with the thick unctous broth of the BKT, and Cathy our friendly MW(master of wine) agreed wholeheartedly.
Ok, ok I know there is still the old style traditional BKT which has slightly heavier broth with a more herbacious flavour to match but that will be for another day!