M’sian Man Makes Teh Tarik Kurang Manis Carbonara & Netizens Are Shocked!

( Source:@ashhryyyyy on Instagram)

When it comes to weird food inventions, we’ve heard it all.

From petai ice-cream to the ‘everything is a cake’ meme, the list apparently continues as a local man cooks up a unique spaghetti carbonara recipe called, Carbonara Teh Tarik Kurang Manis.

What’s special about this recipe is that it replaces cooking cream and milk with Boh Tea’s 3 in 1 Teh Tarik Kurang Manis Packets. So, I guess we’re replacing the taste of Italian cuisine with the taste of teh from Cameron Highlands… Interesting!

The man who made the recipe, Instagram user @ashhryyyyy, posted the one-minute tutorial video on his page where he demonstrates how he cooks the dish.

The ingredients of the recipe are more or less the same items used to cook a normal spaghetti carbonara, such as onions, capsicum, mushrooms, carbonara sauce, pepperoni, black pepper parsley and cheese. The only thing that’s out of the ordinary is the three 3 in 1 Teh Tarik Kurang Manis packets.


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Carbonara Teh Tarik Kurang Manis Spaghetti Teh Tarik Kurang Manis @bohteamalaysia Sos carbonara Capsicum Cendawan Cheese Bawang holland Bawang putih Pepperoni Udang Parsley Black pepper Okay guys menu ni aku buat sendiri menggunakan Teh Tarik Kurang Manis dari @bohteamalaysia, aku gantikan cooking cream & milk kepada Teh Tarik, ya Allah sumpah sedap sangat rasa teh & susu dari teh tu well blend dengan gravy & spaghetti. Korang boleh try nanti. Okay guys untuk bahan bahan capsicum, cendawan, beef pepperoni semua tu kene potong cantik2 okay utk kita masukkan dalam masakkan kita. Ambik 3 peket BOH Teh Tarik Kurang Manis & bancuh utk kita masukkan nanti. Masukkan bawang holland & bawang putih yang telah dipotong dadu atau dicincang kasar kedalam kuali tumis menggunakan minyak zaiton. Bila dah naik bau masukkan beeef pepperoni, capsicum & udang tunggu sehingga udang bertukar warna masukkan black pepper & baru masukkan cendawan. Selepas itu masukkan instant carbonara sos & masukkan bahan utama iaitu BOH Teh Tarik Kurang Manis, masukkan sukatan air teh tu mengikut selera masing2. Kalau nak cair masuk banyak ok. Selepas itu masukkan cheese cheddar sekeping dua & untuk bau lagi sedap masukkan parsley yg telah dipotong halus & last sekali masukkan spaghetti yang telah direbus lepas tu kau gaul gaul dah siap. Makan makan hmm shoshedap shoshedap tiberr. Selamat mencuba! #BOHTea #adaBOHadaUmmph! #BOH #ashhmasak #spaghetticarbonara #shoshedap

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The process is pretty run-of-the-mill, as he chops up vegetables, boils the pasta and adds the prawns into the wok to fry. Things only get interesting when it comes to adding the sauce.

After the carbonara sauce is poured into the pan, the cook makes a cup of Teh Tarik Kurang Manis using 3 sachets before pouring all of that goodness into the dish. Instantly, the pasta becomes thicker and starts to change into a more brownish sauce.

Since this recipe is so – what’s the right word here?- special, it immediately caught the attention of netizens who have since shared the video on different social media platforms, especially on Twitter.

While some netizens seem to be curious on how the dish tastes, others were at a loss for words including famous 13-year-old self-taught chef, Danish Harraz, who replied to Khairul’s tweet with a shocked gif.

@ashhryyyyy who is a food enthusiast makes other interesting cooking videos too like kacang kuda pedas, salted egg chicken wings and kerang masak rendang.

Weird food combinations might be out of most people’s comfort zone, but life is short so we recommend trying it at least once. Live a little!