IT TOOK 500kg of pork, 450 litres of bak kut teh soup and 50kg of herbs to fill the world’s biggest bowl of bak kut teh unveiled in Klang recently.
The mammoth concoction, which was collaboratively cooked-up by five renowned bak kut teh restaurants in Klang, was in commemoration with the inaugural Klang Bak Kut Teh Carnival.
The two-day event organised by the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI) was held last weekend at the Kwang Hua Private High School in Taman Eng Ann.
KCCCI president Ter Leong Yap commented that since Klang was the birth place of the famed bak kut teh, the concoction’s culinary asset should be explored to the fullest.
“But we are aware that there are many challenges along the way, but we hope that this event organised by the KCCCI will garner more support, especially from those in the bak kut teh industry, to help promote this cultural treasure of Klang,’’ he added.
Besides locals as well as those from other states, representatives of trade associations from across the country also took part in the event.
Small commemorative replicas of the bowl were also auctioned to raise money which will go towards organising events to attract tourists to Klang.