Slurpppp...tsk tsk were the only sounds that emitted from the Share Food kitchen after we made this incredible dish from Suzarita's cookbook - Mutton Sup Tulang! Her last words in her recipe were "it should be spicy, sweet and sour" but she forgot to include that its taste will knock us off our feet! Succulent and tender chucks of mutton melts in every bite, and the broth? Heavenly.
Our initial fear (and we believe for many) of the strong gammy smell of mutton and bones was quickly quelled after we followed Suzarita's advise to blanch the meat first before the actual cooking. Suzarita's attention to detail and bold experiments to perfect her dish for her husband's taste buds are highly commendable and it shows in her skills and capabilities as an advocate in home cooking. We joked about how her food should be tagged with a #RasaAbang (Flavours of Abang) !
Mutton Sup Tulang is considered to be an authentic Singaporean cuisine because it was first served by Abdul Kadir at his Indian Muslim stall along Jalan Sultan and it was only meant to be the broth for his Mee Kuah (noodles with gravy)! Who would have known that the Sup Tulang would later earned itself a place on the menu as Abdul Kadir’s signature dish after he decided to start charging his patrons who asked for more broth when they ordered Mee Kuah.
Abdul's son improved on the dish and added more ingredients like potatoes, vegetables and an assortment of sauces to transform an unassuming broth into a fiery dish that explodes with flavours!
Add more vegetables to make this a hearty, wholesome dish! This is what you call finger licking good!
Recipe adapted from Suzarita Bte Zakariah
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