Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Abalone bah kut teh

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My siblings treated my parents abalone bah kut teh for Fathers' day celebration. Well, several years ago this is unheard of but recently all kind of innovative ingredients have been added to bah kut teh especially in the Klang area. Apparently one bowl of this could be sold at RM40.

This got me thinking, what is actually abalone? In Chinese it is called "bao yu" and "yu" = fish, so I thought it was one kind of fish. But I was wrong, according to wikipedia, abalone are a group of shellfish or marine snail.

Just like shark fin soup, abalone is considered one kind of delicacy or symbol of luxury and usually served during a banquet dinner.

Well I just hope that the increase consummation of abalone will be compensated by increase surprise (abalone farming) and will not endanger their existence. I sincerely hope it would not be the next victim of human ignorance just like what happened to the sharks.


  1. Hi Bee Ean,
    I stumbled onto your site while researching for the carte de sejour, which I need to apply for as I'm going to do my Masters in France soon.

    I'm a little nervous about the relocation, since French is such a tough language! I'm trying to learn to speak, but I always sound so 'baku', if you know what I mean. :)

    But it's good to know that a fellow Malaysian is getting along fine in France.

    Gui Xian

  2. Hi Gui Xian,

    You are going to do fine in France. Which city will you be studying? You can send me an email at tbeeean@yahoo.com if you need my help for some information in France.

    Good Luck