Wholesome Hakka T42

Eu Hooi-Khaw

A gorgeously green soup of blended basil and mint is poured over rice and vegetables in T42’s Lei Cha, a nourishing one-bowl meal. – July 25, 2020.

WE’RE always in search of the best lei cha – rice with a flavourful “tea” broth, and various types of finely cut vegetables, roasted peanuts and fried ikan bilis stirred in.

My first encounter with this dish, which originated from the Hor Poh clan of the Hakka people, was at a broth-making demonstration.

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